State Wide Accomplishments from Phase One

State Wide Accomplishments from Phase one of the Circle of Promise African American Breast Health Initiative

At the launch of Circle of Promise in the spring of 2014, the statewide affiliates of Susan G. Komen committed to:

  • Provide a mammogram to at least 2,000 women and permanently improve access to community health networks.
  • Provide high quality breast cancer education and medical services to a community of women where one does not currently exist.
  • Provide a permanent safety-net infrastructure through community collaboration.
  • Enhance community partnerships, with far-reaching and enduring results.
  • Navigate individual women into a medical home so that they will gain access to knowledge and resources that will serve them throughout their lifetime.
  • Improve systems of care and mobilize all women to make breast health a priority.

During the twenty-four month initiative, The Los Angeles County Affiliate of the Circle of Promise accomplished the items below:

  • Number of individuals reached and informed about mammography events in the community through media marketing: 102,740
  • Number of women directly educated about breast cancer risk, treatment and prevention: 101,617 (90% African American women)
  • Number of breast cancer screening events held in the community targeting African American women: over 200
  • Number of African American Woman successfully scheduled for a mammogram: 1,188
  • Number of African American Woman who received a breast cancer screening: 668
  • Number of educational events held in the community targeting African American Women: Over 300
  • Number of African American woman who returned the following year for their second mammogram: 25

The results of the inaugural twenty-four months of Circle of Promise state-wide are as follows:

  • 2,559 African American women have completed a mammogram screening; exceeding the original screening goal by 128 percent.
  • 69 African American women have been diagnosed with breast cancer and have been navigated through diagnosis and treatment.
  • 52,744 African American women have received local breast health information.
  • 21,399 African American women have been directly educated one-on-one, or in small group consultations throughout California.

Phase two of the this initiative begins January 1st, 2017 and runs through January 2019. As we continue doing this much needed work, we will keep you informed as we fight throughout California for health equity in our African American communities.

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