ciously welcomed the community to the event. “The women at Shiloh are connected to this community and we are so thankful for their partnership. They’re really opening the door for us to make a difference for the women,” said Funk.
Since the initiative’s inception, the team has been hard at work surveying African American women in southern Chester County for the purpose of gathering information from this community to assess belief and barriers to mammogram screenings. These surveys were done at street fairs, during individual encounters, by various community partner groups and at Pink Ribbon Sunday. “The results from the collection of surveys will help to define the next steps in this process,” according to Funk.
Completed surveys have been sent to the Chester County Health Department who will tabulate the data. This information will be used to create further programming intended to overcome barriers and provide an appropriate response to them.
Marlesa Moore, MD, Penn OB/GYN, reviewing the importance of a Clinical Breast Examination as part of their Breast Health Care plan.