March 3, 2010
The foundation’s breast health education for Young Women materials are reaching Communities far and wide. The DVD and facilitator’s guide are now in 35 states across the U.S. and three other countries. From urban schools in Minnesota, to health fairs in New York, to a health center in Bermuda, educators are using the materials to teach breast health behavior to young women in their communities. The 14-minute educational DVD emphasizes the importance of early detection and prevention by using facts, a breast self-examination demonstration and a first-hand story of a young survivor. The guide includes instructions for a variety of interactive activities to provide skills- based breast health education to groups of young women.
Designed for use in a variety of settings, the video and guide provide the resources for reaching young women with valuable breast health education. “The materials were straightforward and easy to use,” commented a facilitator from Texas. Reaching teens in her school, a school nurse from Louisiana found the video to be “current and informative.” The materials have helped nurses, health educators and group leaders talk to young women about breast cancer myths and facts, breast self-exams and advocating for one’s health. To order the materials, please visit www.preventcancer.org and click on the materials section.