This project supported the Komen NC Triangle affiliate funding priority of breast cancer education, screening services, and continuum of care among women with disabilities (WWD), an under-served population. The NC Office on Disability and Health was the lead applicant in partnership with the Alliance of Disability Advocates Center for Independent Living. Project activities were: 1) development of a system of client reminders for women with disabilities who receive services from the Alliance of Disability Advocates Center for Independent Living (CIL) that serves Wake, Durham, Orange, Franklin and Johnston counties; 2) provision of one on one education on breast cancer screening and health care in person or by phone to WWD who receive services from the CIL; 3) use of small media (videos, educational pamphlet, newsletters, beaded necklace) to convey educational information and motivate women to access screening services and appropriate breast health care; 4) removal of economic barriers by reducing out of pocket expenses through the provision of funds to cover co-pays, costs of medical services, and transportation assistance; and 5) reduction of structural access barriers by conducting accessibility surveys at mammography and medical facilities, identifying necessary barrier removal solutions, and compiling a directory on the accessibility of mammography facilities.
Komen NC-Triangle Affiliate
04/01/2010 to 06/30/2011