Moffitt Cancer Center Offers Community Education on Breast and Cervical Cancers

July 23, 2009

Tampa, FL— As part of Moffitt Diversity’s effort to educate the community about health disparities, the Moffitt Program for Outreach Wellness Education & Resources, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health, has organized a free breast and cervical cancer training program.

M-POWER’s educational program will be Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Citizens Alliance for Progress Union Academy Family Center, 401 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Tarpon Springs.

Moffitt Cancer Center has organized ten free training programs throughout Florida. The goal is to provide community representatives training in the use of a breast and cervical cancer educational toolbox designed as a teaching and promotional screening tool. This workshop targets the Latino population and migrant workers with low literacy rates. The educational toolboxes contain video and educational materials that are culturally and literacy sensitive. Health educators, nurses, social workers, community religious or civic leaders, outreach workers, and community members are invited to attend the training. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Please R.S.V.P. by July 27 to Maria Vives at (813) 745-2550 or Maria.Vives@moffitt.org. For directions to the training call (727) 934-5881.

Moffitt and Moffitt Diversity are working to grow their health disparities research projects, improve access to cancer care and increase cancer awareness and prevention education opportunities for minorities. To learn more about Moffitt Diversity, call (813) 745-6959 or visit www.moffitt.org/diversity.                                                                                               

About H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Located in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center  is an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center — a designation that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt currently has 15 affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia and two in Puerto Rico. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.

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