Breast Cancer, D&I Science, iRace, Research

Bridging the Disparity Gap

Of those diagnosed with breast cancer, Black/African American (Black) women have the highest morbidity and mortality rate of all races and ethnicities.  Low health literacy, specifically difficulty understanding and applying health information, is a crucial factor because information exchange between patients and providers are of great importance in cancer care.  The goal of the present study was to develop digital content that provides access to needed knowledge resources through the delivery of engaging and relevant educational information tailored to the needs of Black breast cancer patients.  The project entitled “Acceptability of a digital translation a culturally enhanced educational tool for black breast cancer survivors” was presented at the 2015 8th Annual Dissemination and Implementation Conference in Washington DC.   Findings suggest that the digital intervention has the potential for broad national reach that may decrease morbidity and mortality in Black women diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • Text Hover