Breast Health Program

Breast health education

Susan G Komen

 

 

 

 

 

Since 2006, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the Breast Cancer Foundation Central and South Jersey Affiliate, has awarded over $550,000 in funding to Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers (SJFMC) to provide minority women of Atlantic, Burlington & Salem Counties with community based health education and services to complete breast cancer screenings.

SGK’s mission is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.
The program at SJFMC, Promotoras de Salud (Health Promoters): Breast Health Program focuses on Latina and African American women who experience high death rates from breast cancer than Caucasian women.  Hispanic women are more than twice as likely to than other women to be diagnosed with breast cancer in the advanced stages of the disease.  Mortality rates for African American women diagnosed with breast cancer are more than 2 times greater than Caucasian women.
With the support of Susan G. Komen for the Cure for over two years, SJFMC Health Promoters have sponsored activities designed to reach low-income, uninsured, minority women in Salem County and branched out to Atlantic and Burlington Counties in 2010.  Between April 2006 and April 2012, the Breast Health promoters have had 8,178 new encounters with women, referred 5,563 women for mammogram screenings, and ensured that 2,451 women have had mammogram screenings. Through this program, women now have the opportunity to receive critical breast health information from SJFMC in Burlington City, Hammonton, Pemberton, & Salem City and in informal locations such as churches, community buildings, or even in private homes.
SJFMC’s Health Promoters have completed over 1,500 one-on-one educational sessions with women in Salem County and continue to encourage all women over the age of 40 and women with familial history to get their annual mammograms.
With assistance and encouragement from SJFMC’s Health Promoters, over 800 of the women receiving breast cancer information followed up and completed their mammograms.  Interpretation and patient transportation services are available to program participants in an effort to eliminate the barriers for completing the mammogram.
For more information contact: 
  • Salem (856) 339-6502
  • Atlantic City (609) 348-0066 extension 2123
  • Hammonton (609) 481-3107
  • Pemberton (609) 481-3084
  • Pleasantville (609) 567-0200 extension 3317