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An innovative partnership to address breast cancer screening among vulnerable populations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18058686     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
CONTEXT: Breast cancer is the most common non-skin malignancy among U.S. women. Vulnerable populations such as low-income women, racial/ethnic minorities, and the uninsured have lower rates of screening mammography use and bear a disproportionate burden of disease. OBJECTIVES: The Breast Cancer Education Project (BCEP) was created to address the needs of medically underserved women in Cook County through high-quality breast cancer screening, education and support. The BCEP also provides a service-learning opportunity in which medical students can provide a valuable health service while obtaining important skills that enable them to work more effectively within medically underserved communities. CONCLUSION: The BCEP is an innovative collaboration between academic medical centers, safety-net health systems, community-based organizations and public health organizations. It represents a model for addressing issues of disparate access to breast cancer screening within vulnerable communities that contribute to higher breast cancer mortality.
Monica E Peek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-08-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Education for health (Abingdon, England)     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1469-5804     ISO Abbreviation:  Educ Health (Abingdon)     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-06     Completed Date:  2008-02-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9607101     Medline TA:  Educ Health (Abingdon)     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  52     Citation Subset:  IM    
The University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Academic Medical Centers
Breast Neoplasms / diagnosis*
Community-Institutional Relations
Cooperative Behavior*
Cultural Competency / education
Health Education / organization & administration
Health Services Accessibility / organization & administration
Local Government
Mass Screening / organization & administration*
Models, Organizational*
Organizational Case Studies
Program Evaluation
Voluntary Health Agencies
Vulnerable Populations*

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