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The North Carolina Breast Cancer Screening Program

The North Carolina Breast Cancer Screening Program (NC-BCSP) is devoted to reducing the difference between black and white women’s breast and cervical cancer screening rates and ultimately closing the breast and cervical cancer racial gap that still exists. Our project uses a lay health advisor network to increase cancer screening among older black women in rural communities of eastern North Carolina. To that end, the Program has trained nearly 200 volunteer black women over the last ten years to work in their communities as lay health advisors, breaking the silence that formerly existed around cancer and life-saving screening tests. This manual is intended for use with a lay health advisor (LHA) network that seeks education and skills to promote breast and cervical cancer screening. It is a 12-hour curriculum consisting of four sessions; however, it could be condensed into one eight-hour session with minor modifications.

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