Each year, more than 300,000 American women are diagnosed with breast and cervical cancer. But the good news is, early detection saves lives.
The SCREEN program is a five-year grant funded by Susan G. Komen, the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and the OHSU Center for Women's Health. The grant will ultimately help increase the rates of breast and cervical cancer screenings throughout Linn, Benton, Lincoln and Lane counties by utilizing grassroots networks to spread the message that early detection saves lives.
SCREEN consists of committed and enthusiastic volunteers within each of the communities the program serves. Volunteers help increase awareness of the importance of early detection of breast and cervical cancer by:
- Sharing breast and cervical health information at local events, community activities and organizations
- Supporting SCREEN staff with program outreach at a grassroots level
- Delivering the message that early detection saves lives
Kahlil Gibran once wrote, "A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle." SCREEN seeks in part to provide people with the knowledge, resources and motivation they need in order to be proactive with their breast and cervical health.
Here are just a few helpful resources for breast and cervical health prevention, community assistance programs for mammography and PAP tests and more.
If you are passionate about women's health, can communicate difficult topics clearly and with compassion and can foster an open and engaging environment for people of all walks of life, we need your help!
The first step toward saving another's tomorrow begins with this brief questionnaire
. Return it to:
||Karen Caul, SCREEN program coordinator
Samaritan Health Services
Center for Community Health Promotion
815 NW Avery Square, Ste 136
Corvallis, OR 97330
If you are interested in volunteering, would like to invite SCREEN to a local event or organizational activity or have general questions about breast and cervical health, email the SCREEN program coordinator
, or call (541) 768-5470.
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