Community Health Center Walks for Women’s Health
The Hardeman Community Health Center (HCCHC) is in the non-profit healthcare business of reaching out to our community’s underserved and in October, the center is vamping up efforts to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Studies show that health center patients are more likely to receive mammograms, an important tool for detecting lumps, regardless of whether they have health insurance. That is why the kind of affordable and accessible healthcare that health centers provide is crucial to fighting breast cancer. When people have a healthcare home, they will use it and stay healthier.
By providing affordable and accessible screenings and launching education and outreach efforts to culturally diverse populations, health centers have been able to help boost the odds of early breast cancer detection. For instance, 724,187 women received mammograms at a health center in 2017. Abnormal breast findings were diagnosed among 197,038 female health center patients. Source: NACH.org.
The HCCHC will be having breast exam competitions between providers, pink cupcakes for patients who participate, featured breast cancer education, decoration of exam room doors, walking to Bolivar Elementary each week to show support, and other ways to raise awareness.