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Background: The utilization of mammography has been shown to be lower in socioeconomically disadvantaged groups, which includes the African refugee community in Vermont. Mailed letters, telephone reminders, and massive media campaigns have proved ineffective at increasing rates of mammography screening in socioeconomically disadvantaged populations. However, a promising method to increase mammography screening is the use of peer educators to conduct home visits or group educational sessions. The Association of Africans Living in Vermont (AALV) has trained peer educators from the African community, known as Lay Health Educators (LHEs), to help increase mammography screening in this population.
Tania Bertsch, MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine
Debbie Dameron, MSPH, American Cancer Society
American Cancer Society
Access to Health Services, Cancer
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Beardsworth, Erin; Davidson, Kelsey; Fanous, Andrew; Gordon, Rebecca; Kilonzo, Brian; Leader, Isaac; Shen, Jason; Bertsch, Tania; and Dameron, Debbie, "Identifying Best Practices Among Lay Health Educators" (2009). Public Health Projects, 2008-present. 31.