October 24, 2009 Community Event

Breast Health

Photo of Jeanette Johnson at Women's Health Project eventThe topic of our community event on October 24, 2009 was breast health and the importance of early detection of breast problems. Jeanette Johnson, Community Outreach Associate of the Women's Health Project and pictured on the right, presented information about breast health and the importance of annual screenings.

Breast cancer survivor, Elena Mosley, Executive Director of Operation Unite Education and Cultural Arts Center, spoke about her experiences and the importance of utilizing local services and resources.

Six community organizations came together in the Bliss Towers Community Room to provide information and services. They included Columbia County Community Healthcare Consortium, Columbia County Department of Health, the Imaging Department of Columbia Memorial Hospital, Breast Cancer Options, Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood, and the Transportation Voucher Program.

To see a newspaper story about the event that appeared in the Register-Star, please click here (PDF file).

To see additional photos of the event featuring the supporting organizations, please click here.

The event was the first in a series of free health events offered by the Women’s Health Project, a community-based initiative of the Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities at the University at Albany.

This project is supported by the National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health (grant number P20MD003373). All content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities or the National Institutes of Health.