JOINT EVALUATION: A major component of this program is evaluation. Evaluation measures performance, demonstrates program benefits, and can help improve a program’s overall effectiveness. For our advocates, a joint evaluation session was conducted. Those evaluated were comprised of the 2014 graduates Preventive Health and Civic Engagement Class and the current 2015 class.
The setting for this evaluation was at Katmandu Kitchen Restaurant
to provide a relaxed atmosphere outside the classroom.
Sessions for the PHAs included visits to Northlake Mall and the MLK Center.
The last May session was held at Clarkston Community Center about BREAST CANCER.
Although breast cancer incidence is highest with Caucasian women, the death rates are highest among minority women in the United States, which speaks directly to the community of women we serve. Because of these reports on breast cancer, it is important to detect cancer early because early detection saves thousands of lives each year and according to the NCI, reduced breast cancer morbidity and mortality by 25%. The instructor for this session, Registered Nurse Rita Valenti, covers self breast examination instructions, misconceptions about breast cancer, risk factors of breast cancer and resources on how to get screened for breast cancer. By the end of the session, the advocates
were able to participate in a self breast examination themselves.
VIDEO OF BREAST SELF EXAMINATION.