Men in Black and Blue Fighting Prostate Cancer Program

Men in Black and Blue Fighting Prostate Cancer

In order to fight prostate cancer and promote early detection of this disease, the Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation developed and implemented a pilot program, “Community Health Advisors (CHAs) Men in Black and Blue Fighting Prostate Cancer” in Greenwood, Leflore County, Mississippi. The training was well attended and highly successful in terms of the number of “foot soldiers” ultimately trained and equipped to reach out to their peer group and urge those who  are reluctant to talk with female volunteers to speak candidly with them. Additionally, this program represented the first time such a program has been implemented in the state of Mississippi.

The CHAs-Men in Black and Blue Fighting Prostate Cancer ‘s pilot project was implemented with funding from the Mississippi Partnership for Comprehensive Cancer Control to promote early detection of this disease and reduce the cancer mortality disparities among underserved African American men from the least healthy communities in the nation, the rural Mississippi Delta. The University of Southern Mississippi provided technical support and staff to conduct the health education training.

In order to fight prostate cancer and promote early detection of this disease, the Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation developed and implemented a pilot program, “Community Health Advisors (CHAs) Men in Black and Blue Fighting Prostate Cancer” in Greenwood, Leflore County, Mississippi. The training was well attended and highly successful in terms of the number of “foot soldiers” ultimately trained and equipped to reach out to their peer group and urge those who  are reluctant to talk with female volunteers to speak candidly with them. Additionally, this program represented the first time such a program has been implemented in the state of Mississippi.

The CHAs-Men in Black and Blue Fighting Prostate Cancer ‘s pilot project was implemented with funding from the Mississippi Partnership for Comprehensive Cancer Control to promote early detection of this disease and reduce the cancer mortality disparities among underserved African American men from the least healthy communities in the nation, the rural Mississippi Delta. The University of Southern Mississippi provided technical support and staff to conduct the health education training.

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