Arin Ahlum Hanson, MPH
- Has worked at LBBC since 2009
- Was appointed a voting member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women in July 2022
Arin directs LBBC's strategy for engagement and outreach for under-resourced and special populations, healthcare providers, and volunteers. Passionate about health issues and health equity, her work centers on reaching often overlooked and under-resourced special populations, including young women, women of color, and those with metastatic disease.
Among her roles, Arin manages LBBC's Young Women's Initiative, which provides educational programs, resources, and support services to women diagnosed with breast cancer before age 45 and educational offerings to healthcare providers who serve this unique patient population.
Arin is an experienced nonprofit program director with 17 years of experience developing, implementing and evaluating public health programming for under-resourced populations.
She is living a dual city and country life by living in West Philadelphia and rural Maryland, with her husband and young son.
The most inspiring part of my job is helping to create virtual and in-person spaces for people to connect, learn about breast cancer, and feel less alone.
Using a National Needs Assessment to Direct Programs for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer
Living Beyond Breast Cancer developed new national programming for young women, after conducting a comprehensive needs assessment and selecting program priorities based on assessment findings.
Defining the Unique and Persistent Needs of Young Women Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer through a Multi-Phased Needs Assessment
In spring 2012, Living Beyond Breast Cancer conducted a comprehensive assessment to identify the needs of women diagnosed with early-stage and MBC younger than age 45 and to determine how each group prefers to receive emotional support and breast cancer information.