We would like to bring to your attention two important opportunities:
Zoom Webinar on October 17, 20203 from 6pm - 7pm
Breast Health Community Ambassador
1. Zoom Webinar - Cancer Awareness and Prevention: A Guide to Early Detection
2. Become a Breast Health Community Ambassador
A Community Ambassador is a person that seeks opportunities to share breast health information including cancer risk reduction to members in their community.
A successful Community Ambassador has experience and/or received adequate training, has the skills and ability to coordinate awareness, is comfortable in interacting in the community and can recruit other ambassadors as needed.
Opportunities exist with local, state and national organizations. Examples include:
National Breast Cancer Foundation
Community Ambassadors work closely with NBCF staff to ensure they have the tools they need to serve their communities.
NBCF is dedicated to delivering comprehensive, educational information on breast health and healthy living. From understanding the importance of early detection, to knowing how to prepare for a mammogram, NBCF’s online resources and guides aim to empower women and men with useful information.
Join NBCF’s mission by spreading awareness and hope in your community. Become a Community Ambassador today! https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/community-ambassador/#:~:text=A%20Community%20Ambassador%20has%20received,recruit%20other%20volunteers%20as%20needed.
American Cancer Society (ACS)
Health Equity Ambassador (HEA) Program
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is committed to addressing the unequal burden of cancer in diverse communities. African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, and uninsured individuals are more likely to develop and die from cancer than the general U.S. population. Limited access to quality health care greatly impacts one’s ability to access early detection resources. This often results in late-stage diagnoses, which limits life-saving treatment options.
The goal of the Health Equity Ambassador (HEA) program is to promote cancer health equity and reduce cancer screening disparities through community outreach and education. The American Cancer Society and partnering organization(s), work together to mobilize a volunteer workforce of trained Health Equity Ambassadors, to help underserved individuals and historically marginalized communities prevent and find cancer early
Health Equity Ambassadors work in their local communities and amongst their membership of their partnering organization to educate African American/Black, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Native American and rural populations on cancer. Ambassadors provide outreach and education to the community to help individuals prevent cancer and find cancer early.
Training : Our ambassadors complete 2-5 hours of online and in-person training specific to breast cancer, colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, clinical trials, and motivational interviewing. To learn about training opportunities: email email@example.com
Cancer and Careers
Looking for new and exciting ways to help Cancer and Careers grow and become stronger than ever in your community?
Become a Community Ambassador
Community Ambassadors are our feet on the ground in the communities that need us most. Cancer and Careers has a small staff, so volunteers are vital in bringing the critical information and resources that we offer to their local communities!
Request that CAC publications be put in the resource library at your local hospital/clinic (or offer to order for distribution by medical/psychosocial personnel at your hospital/clinic). All are available to order free in bulk here: www.cancerandcareers.org/publication_orders/new
Sign up for our Ambassador/Advocate notification list to be alerted to new events, programs, and services and how you can help CAC to spread the word and reach those who need this information most! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/cac_amb_signup
Florida Department of Health – Nassau County (FL DOH- Nassau)
Become a Community Ambassador with the Department of Health Nassau for Community Health initiatives. That include awareness and education on breast health and other conditions with related risk factors.
Ambassadors represent FL DOH-Nassau in the community play a vital role in helping shape individual's knowledge, attitude, and behavior to protect, promote and improve health.
Ambassadors participate in the Implementation of DOH’s Community Engagement Action Plan and the Community Health Improvement Plan.
The successful ambassador:
Listens and communicates effectively with diverse audiences, including but not limited to minority groups at risk of breast cancer and other health conditions in need to better health outcomes.
Provide accurate information.
Participate with health fairs and other community education events.
Network with community members , seeking their engagement in Community health
Contact Barbara.Baptista@flhealth.gov or 904-753-1258Dr
Many thanks to Vernell Britton and Dr. Carolyn Jones for forwarding this information
Beverly J. Davis, Chair, Membership and Communications