[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] “National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month”

H.Res. 348: Expressing support for designation of September 2013 as “National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month”. New Cosponsor: Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2] Thank you to our newest Cosponsors.  Please thank your legislators for supporting legislation that YOU believe in.  If they are not listed as Cosponsors, touch base with them and let you know what you … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] Breast Cancer Patient Education Act Gains Support in House & Senate

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE]  H.R. 1984: Breast Cancer Patient Education Act of 2013 To amend the Public Health Service Act to raise awareness of, and to educate breast cancer patients anticipating surgery, especially patients who are members of racial and ethnic minority groups, regarding the availability and coverage of breast reconstruction, prostheses, and other options. New Cosponsor: … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

  [LEGISLATIVE UPDATE]  H.Res. 301: Expressing support for designation of September 2013 as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2] New Cosponsor: Del. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0] New Cosponsor: Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12] New Cosponsor: Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4] New Cosponsor: Rep. James “Jim” Moran [D-VA8] New Cosponsor: Del. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0] New … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] S. 516: PROSTATE Act

S. 516: PROSTATE Act – A bill to reduce disparities and improve access to effective and cost efficient diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer through advances in testing, research, and education, including through telehealth, comparative effectiveness research, and identification of best practices in patient education and outreach particularly with respect to underserved racial, ethnic and … Continue reading

[GOT A MINUTE?] 1,000 Minute Digital Rally for Millenium Development Goals

Tomorrow, April 5th, marks 1,000 days until the 2015 target date to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, also called the MDGs. In 2000, world leaders gathered at the United Nations and adopted eight goals to tackle some of the world’s biggest problems, including poverty, hunger, access to education, and child and maternal deaths. Since then, … Continue reading

Cervical Health Awareness Month Resources

Doctors say minority women are not accessing cervical cancer screening services as much as they should, putting them at higher risk of developing the disease. Although incidence of cervical cancer continues to drop in the United States, rates for minority women remain higher than in the rest of the population. Cancer data and statistics from … Continue reading

Visíon y Compromiso Promotores Lead the Charge in Affordable Care Act Education

In early 2012, when the Visión y Compromiso Exit Disclaimer promotores wanted to help their communities navigate the intricacies of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they didn’t wait for a national or state initiative. They did it themselves. They conducted focus groups and talked to different leaders in the field, and from their efforts, Visión … Continue reading

Unique Library/School Partnership Cultivates Next Generation of Health Advocates

Project SHARE Exit Disclaimer (Student Health Advocates Redefining Empowerment), a partnership between the University of Maryland Health Sciences and Human Services Library and Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy in Baltimore, trains high school students in the skills they need to serve as health advocates. Learn about what these teens are doing for their community … Continue reading

Breast Cancer Toll on Black Women Fed by Silence, Fear (Washington Post)