- Selecting the “Training Program Participants”
Who will benefit the most from the Training Program? The following community groups and professionals who interact with women and families in underserved and under-resourced communities may be interested in this Training Program:
- Community Breast Cancer Advocates
- Health Educators
- Environmental Health Advocates
The first group of Advocates Mentoring Advocates trainees were members of The Witness Project of Harlem (WPH), one of 26 active faith-based Witness Projects nationwide that provide breast and cervical cancer education to African-American women and their families in churches and community organizations. Participants are both breast cancer survivors and lay health advisers, women from the community who are trained as health advocates. The Witness Project model is evidence-based. The Witness Project of Harlem (WPH) was founded in 2001 supported by the Mount Sinai Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Department of Oncological Sciences, a partnership that continues to the present.
- Planning the Training Program: A Participatory Process