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Updated 07/05/2012

African American Breast Cancer Alliance

The AABCA is dedicated to providing hope, awareness, education, emotional and social support to those treated for breast cancer, their family members and the community.

Black Women's Health Imperative

The Black Women's Health Imperative is the only organization devoted solely to advancing the health and wellness of America's 19.5 million black women and girls through advocacy, community health and wellness education and leadership development.

Intercultural Cancer Council

The Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC) promotes policies, programs, partnerships and research to eliminate the unequal burden of cancer among racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations in the United States and its associated territories.

S.H.E. Circle

As the first national health education program focused on African-American women who partner with women, the local S.H.E. Circles provide a safe space where African-American lesbian and bisexual women can learn about health issues, ask questions, share information, connect with resources and provide support to each other.

National Cancer Institute: Portal on Cancer Health Disparities

NCI supports research to identify and understand the factors that contribute to disparities. NCI also funds studies to develop and disseminate culturally appropriate interventions. Link to this NCI page for an overview of cancer health disparities, statistics, research, training opportunities and other resources about health disparities.

Philadelphia Black Women's Health Alliance

The mission of the Black Women’s Health Alliance is to improve healthcare outcomes and eliminate and/or reduce health disparities experienced by women of African Ancestry, other women of color, and their families through advocacy, education, research and support activities, programs and services.

Sisters… By Choice, Inc.

The Vision of Sisters By Choice, Inc. is to be a leading provider of innovative programs and efforts that increase breast cancer education and awareness; to deliver detection and treatment services, especially to the underserved and at-risk population; and to provide support and counsel to individuals diagnosed with breast cancer and their families.

Sisters Network Inc.

Sisters Network Inc. is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African-American community.

Sisters on a Mission

Sisters on a Mission, Inc. is a 501(c)3, African-American breast cancer support group in Wilmington, Delaware, founded and organized in 1995. Their mission is to provide a safe place for women to give and receive support as they face the challenge of life after breast cancer and live a quality life.

The Denise Roberts Breast Cancer Foundation

The Denise Roberts Breast Cancer Foundation (TDRBCF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which exists to change the consciousness of women and men of color to one of health and self-awareness. TDRBCF aims change the perception of breast health awareness to one that has little to do with age or gender—to one of understanding that acts as a mighty bridge over troubled waters. They strive to touch the underserved community in a way that replaces fear with knowledge and empowerment.

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