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Consumer Health Award: Breast Cancer Awareness Outreach to the West Michigan Vietnamese Community

Consumer Health Award: This project will reach out to the Vietnamese community of West Michigan using a newly developed video that is in their language and sensitive to their heritage and culture. The video will be shown in Vietnamese community venues (churches, businesses and libraries). We will present a minimum of five programs. Also, the breast health kits (in VHS and DVD formats) will be mailed to any interested parties during course of the project. Additional information, in Vietnamese, will be available in the Warren Reynolds Library of The Lacks Cancer Center as a follow up to the breast health kits. By reaching out to this group in their community using a culturally sensitive tool and education materials, we will increase awareness about breast health and cancer prevention -- an important subject that is currently ignored by this group.

Organization:
St Mary's Health Care
Department:
Health Sciences Library and Warren Reynolds Library
Funded Dates: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2005 to Sunday, April 30, 2006
Funding Amount: 
$10,000
Beneficiaries: 
Consumers - General Public
Consumers - Patients & Families