Delta State University, MS Breast Education and Early-Detection Project

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Delta State University, MS, US

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Type: Program

Status: Ongoing

Source File: http://www.deltastate.edu/pages/3039.asp

Description:

B.E.E.P. (Breast Education and Early-detection Project)
Focusing on Breast Health Education and Breast Cancer Screening Services For Bolivar County, Mississippi

The Center for Community and Economic Development, Delta State University (Cleveland, MS, in Bolivar County), in partnership with the (a) Delta State University’s School of Nursing, (b) the Delta Health Center located in Mound Bayou, MS, Bolivar County, (c) Bolivar Medical Center, (d) Leaders of Delta Health and Wellness, and (e) the AmeriCorps*VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) program administered by the Center for Community and Economic Development has implemented a year round Breast Education and Early Detection Project.

The project’s mission is: “Eradicating Breast Cancer as a Life-Threatening Disease by Advancing Education and Early Detection”. This project will develop and demonstrate creative, innovative and effective approaches to eradicating breast cancer; thereby increasing the number of women who adopt early detection methods. The approach targets a population of low- income women in communities that have limited access to preventive health services and plans to link them to services that will address their breast health needs. Ensuring the highest level of health among women also improves the health and wellbeing of children, families, the workforce and the entire nation.

Workshops are held throughout Bolivar County and will are open to the general public. One-hundred low-income, underinsured, at-risk participants, county wide, will be eligible to receive free breast screenings. Scholarships are also made available in the amount of $25.00 for fifty of the participants to assist with transportation.

Funding for this program is made possible by the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation.

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