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LBBC Introduces Young Women’s Initiative

Updated September 10, 2012

Written By Arin Ahlum Hanson, MPH, CHES, Manager, Young Women’s Initiative

LBBC is proud to introduce our Young Women’s Initiative, a new campaign to identify the unique needs of and create tailored programs for women  diagnosed with breast cancer before age 45. This initiative is funded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with first-year funds totaling $250,000.

Needs Assessment

In the first year of this initiative, LBBC will assess the unique needs of young women affected by breast cancer by interviewing healthcare providers and community leaders across the country, holding focus groups with young women and conducting a nationwide survey of young women. Working with a wide assortment of community and organizational partners, LBBC will enhance existing programs and create new services for young women affected by breast cancer.

The nationwide survey, which closed on June 6, 2012, was available to any woman who has ever been diagnosed with breast cancer before age 45. Results of this assessment process will be summarized in a report that will be available in summer 2012 and will help guide program development and expansion.

Expanded Website Content

As a reader of the LBBC website, you will notice more news stories, profiles, clinical trial announcements and other content focusing on young women. Check lbbc.org/youngwomen often to access this new information!

Ways to Be Involved

LBBC needs your help to make this initiative successful.  You can help by:

Your participation will help create new and powerful education programs and support services tailored to meet your needs. For more information about this initiative, contact Arin Ahlum Hanson, Manager, Young Women’s Initiative at ywi@lbbc.org.

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