Moffitt Cancer Center provides community education on breast and cervical cancers

June 23, 2009

Project Toolbox Community Lay Health Advisor training program

Tampa, FL –As part of Moffitt Cancer Center Diversity’s effort to educate the community about health disparities, M-POWER, Moffitt’s program for outreach wellness education and resources, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health, have organized two free breast and cervical cancer training programs.

The first event will be July 24 at the Orange County Health Department, Office of Community Health, 6101 Lake Ellenor Dr., Orlando, FL. 32809. On Aug. 7, the event will be at the Girl Scouts House, 619 W. Oak St., Arcadia, FL. 34266. Both occasions are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The goal is to provide community representatives training in the use of a breast and cervical cancer educational toolbox kit designed as a teaching and promotional screening tool. The educational toolboxes consist of a video and educational material including a flipchart and brochure. The toolkits are low literacy and culturally appropriate targeting black/African-American and Hispanic groups. Health educators, nurses, social workers, community religious or civic leaders, outreach workers, other professionals and community members are invited to attend the training. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please R.S.V.P. for the July 24 training by July 17 to Karen Wint at (407) 858-1400 ext. 1217 or Karen_Wint@doh.state.fl.us and for the Aug. 7 training by July 31 to Venessa Rivera-Colon at (813) 745-4306 or Venessa.Rivera@moffitt.org.

Moffitt and Moffitt Diversity are working diligently 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 the work of Moffitt Diversity, call (813) 745-6959 or visit 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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