TITLE

IMPROVING COMMUNITY CAPACITY TO DEVELOP CANCER AWARENESS PROGRAMS

AUTHOR(S)
Surani, Zal; Baezconde-Garbanati, Lourdes; Bastani, Roshan; Montano, Brian
PUB. DATE
September 2003
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2003, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p203
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper describes how cancer awareness programs are introduced and sustained in South Asian communities in Los Angeles County. The model used to plan this program consists of several phases: 1) an assessment of community readiness, 2) sharing of data, development of partnerships, building a sustainable, infrastructure through culturally specific technical assistance, 3) training and sharing of the most up-to-date and accurate cancer information from the National Cancer Institute. This collaboration was the first step in improving the community's capacity to introduce and sustain breast cancer awareness programs among South Asians in Los Angeles.
ACCESSION #
10885707

 

Related Articles

  • Breast Cancer Care in Developing Countries. Agarwal, Gaurav; Ramakant, Pooja; Sánchez Forgach, Ernesto; Rendón, Jorge; Chaparro, Juan; Basurto, Carlos; Margaritoni, Marko // World Journal of Surgery;Oct2009, Vol. 33 Issue 10, p2069 

    Breast cancer is the commonest cancer of women the world over, and its incidence is rising, especially in developing countries, where the disease poses a major health care challenge. This growing incidence in developing countries reflects the advanced stage at diagnosis, low levels of public...

  • Family Breast Cancer Education: A Model for African American Women. Powell, Frankie Denise; Bell, Edwin D.; Shepperson, Jamilla; Coaxum, Thomas // Journal of Health Disparities Research & Practice;Spring2008, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p17 

    The purpose of this study, funded by the American Cancer Society, was to increase knowledge and understanding, i.e., the willingness and ability to discuss, of breast cancer in southern minority women and their families. A family model of health education guided the research questions. (a) To...

  • PARTICIPATION AND PROGRAM OUTCOMES IN A CHURCH-BASED CANCER PREVENTION PROGRAM FOR HISPANIC WOMEN. Lopez, Vera A.; Castro, Felipe G. // Journal of Community Health;Aug2006, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p343 

    This study examined program attendance and related outcomes for Compañeros en la Salud, a church-based culturally focused health promotion program specifically designed for low-acculturated, low-income Hispanic women. In this church-based study, the cancer prevention intervention was the...

  • 'We're not fully aware of their cultural needs': tutors' experiences of delivering the Expert Patients Programme to South Asian attendees. Hipwell, Alison; Turner, Andy; Barlow, Julie // Diversity in Health & Social Care;2008, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p281 

    Deaths from long-term health conditions (LTHCs) are set to escalate rapidly worldwide over the coming decade. Many people from South Asian (SA) backgrounds in the UK face a heightened risk of such conditions, as they already experience severe health inequalities compared with the majority...

  • National Standards for Health Education.  // Scholastic Choices (Teacher's Edition);May2003, Vol. 18 Issue 8, pT5 

    Focuses on the national standards of health education.

  • What good the pink ribbon? O'Keeffe, Alice // New Statesman;11/1/2004, Vol. 133 Issue 4712, p26 

    Focuses on the public relations behind breast cancer awareness. Statement that breast cancer affects people from higher-income backgrounds more than the poor; Claim that encouraging high level of disease awareness has some negatives for public health; Report that the awareness campaign has...

  • DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF AN OSTEOPOROSIS PREVENTION PROGRAM USING THE HEALTH BELIEF MODEL. Turner, Lori W.; Hunt, Sharon B.; DiBrezzo, Ro; Jones, Ches // American Journal of Health Studies;2004, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p115 

    Osteoporosis is a crippling condition that often results in premature mortality and significant morbidity that is manifested in the form of fractures, bone deformity, and pain. Osteoporosis is a serious public health problem that affects 25 million people in the United States, 80% of whom are...

  • Parents' Guide To Immunization.  // Child Health Alert;Nov2003, Vol. 21, p5 

    Deals with the minor revisions to the patient education sheets of the Immunization Action Coalition in November 2003.

  • NEWS.  // Health Education Research;Sep1986, Vol. 1 Issue 3, p213 

    This article presents information on congresses and conventions related to health education in different parts of the world. A Symposium on the Prevention of Alcohol Misuse among Children and Young People will be held on 25-26 February 1987 at the I.A.S. Conference Center, London. The central...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics