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Engaging Seldom or Never Screened Women in Cancer Screening

A new Canadian compendium for health-care professionals

Engaging Seldom or Never Screened Women in Cancer Screening: A Compendium of Pan-Canadian Best and Promising Practices is a unique Canadian publication for health care agencies on improving access to equitable health-care and screening participation across the country for all Engaging Seldom or Never Screened Women in Cancer Screeningwomen.

The compendium showcases innovative and successful practices for increasing breast, cervical and colorectal cancer awareness and screening participation among women who are seldom or never screened.

The project involved a literature review highlighting trends apparent in evidence-based research and a national scan of community and health agencies in order to collect effective practices to improve cancer screening rates for underserved populations. Following a review process, 61 such practices emerged.

The compendium will describe each practice in detail along with contact information. It also contains a section summarizing key messages that can serve as a useful starting point for agencies involved in developing and implementing practices to engage seldom or never screened women in cancer screening.

Mount Sinai Hospital’s Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre, South Riverdale Community Health Centre, and Toronto Public Health were the three core partners that received the funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada for this project.

Download the compendium now from the South Riverdale Community Health Centre website. 
 

For more information, please contact:
South Riverdale Community Health Centre
Phone: 416-461-1925, ext. 348
E-mail: srchc@srchc.com