With the community taking the lead, reimagine clear and enduring changes within systems and communities to improve African - American women's access to and use of breast cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment.
The data is alarming
The variation in the five-year survival rate for Black women is 20 percent lower than for white women
Black women with late-stage breast cancer have a 58 percent survival rate compared to 81 percent for white women
Black women have the highest breast cancer mortality rates of all racial and ethnic groups
A three phased project
Phase 1 Brainstorm gaps in the to breast cancer continuum of care for Black women: Completed
Phase 2 Survey African-American community members & Healthcare providers: Completed
Phase 3 Radical collaboration and community co-design model implementations: February 2022
Community Co-Design is a rigorous, equitable, and meaningful opportunity for all community members to have a "say" in the process. It moves from the traditional "thinking to do" approach to a "doing to think" practice where teams improve their capacity to uncover unforeseen and unintended challenges.