Arizona's Young Breast Cancer Survivor Support Initiative Gets Underway with Help from the CDC - SanTanValley.com

Arizona's Young Breast Cancer Survivor Support Initiative Gets Underway with Help from the CDC

Arizona's Young Breast Cancer Survivor Support Initiative Gets Underway with Help from the CDC

Cooperative Agreement to Support Young Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

 

CDC has awarded funding to seven organizations for a new three-year cooperative agreement, "Developing support and educational awareness for young (<45 years of age) breast cancer survivors in the United States," as part of a broader effort to support breast cancer awareness in young women.

This new program will provide resources to organizations to establish or enhance existing support services for young (<45 years of age) breast cancer survivors and their families.

Organizations also will be funded to develop tools and resources to increase patient and provider knowledge of health behaviors and other strategies for reducing disease risk (e.g., recurrences, risk for other chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, etc.) and improving overall health, wellness, and quality of life.

These resources should be useful in helping patients understand recommended diagnostic follow-up of abnormal screening exams, cancer diagnoses, treatment referrals, and preventive behaviors.

CDC received 53 applications from a diverse group of applicants including universities and academic centers, hospitals and cancer centers, non-profit organizations, and state health departments. All applications were objectively reviewed. CDC is funding the following organizations—

  • John C. Lincoln Health Foundation-Phoenix AZ
  • Living Beyond Breast Cancer
  • Louisiana State University and Health Sciences Center
  • Sharsheret
  • University of California at Los Angeles
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Washington University at St. Louis

ARE YOU A BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR?  ARE YOU CURRENTLY BATTLING THE DISEASE?

Please take the time to fill out this Web-based needs assessment for the state of Arizona: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9YZ6FL8

 

Content source: Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

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