Cancer Awareness & Community Education

Research demonstrates that tailoring health care initiatives to account for the culture of a program and participants improves the programs’ effectiveness.

We are fully aware that those who are unscreened or unreached may not have an opportunity to learn about or participate in existing programs or interventions.

Therefore, it is important that DSN design and implement outreach programs and materials that are tailored to better reach our target population. Through the development of these programs, we are able to use specific strategies and practices that have been proven to be successful in reaching our target population.

Being able to assess whether an intervention is delivered and implemented appropriately for a particular audience, that means we have to take in consideration all factors that are culturally relevant (race, ethnicity, family culture, experience, class, education level, income, and language barriers) and how these things will affect a person’s experience in the program or intervention.

8 Key Messages

Month

Theme

Key Message

 

January

Cervical Cancer

Get a PAP Test Regularly

 

February

Cancer 101

Early Detection Saves Lives

 

March

Colorectal Cancer

Screening Can Prevent Colon Cancer

 

April

Physical Activity

Get at Least 30 Minutes of Exercise Most Days a Week

May

Cancer

Cancer – There is Hope!

June, July, August

Community

Community Members Working Together Can Bring about Change for Healthier Communities

September

Nutrition

Eat 5 or More Servings of Colorful Fruits & Vegetables Every Day

October

Breast Cancer

Get a Mammogram Every Year!

November

Summary

Summary for the Year

December

Summary

Summary for the Year

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