Monday, May 01, 2006

US-TOO & CDC Team up on Men Health issues for minorities

Please join Us Too International’s attempt to reach out and provide prostate cancer, early detection and survivorship information to minorities and underserved populations in Western Pennsylvania through its CDC grant program. Attached is the brochure giving a description of the program.

Many of you attended a Luncheon in November in which Program Director, Mr. Eugene Wheeler, outlined the program. We are proceeding with the next step, a training workshop for facilitators, to implement the program. The training workshop will be conducted Saturday May 6, 2006, in the Conference Room of The Hill House Association, 1835 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Mr. Wheeler, beginning at 9:00 am and lasting 4-5 hours, will conduct the workshop. Lunch will be served.

Topics include:
 Purpose for Prostate Cancer Awareness
 Prostate Cancer 101
 Program History and Achievement
 Program Goals and Objectives
 Is screening Right for you
 Rules of Confidentiality

Group Breakout Discussion and Report

1. How do we reach people in our community?
2. Best methods to present to different gender & ethnic groups
3. Access to local community resources

Facilitators attending the training workshop receive:

 One Training Manual
 Supply of “Special News” cancer brochures (English, Spanish, and/or Native American Sensitive)
 DVD or video in Spanish for distribution to Spanish speaking facilitators
 Supply of forms (pre-test, post-test, presenter evaluation, encounters form, and post community awareness survey)
 Blue ribbon pins to distribute
 Blue wrist bands to distribute
 Tote bag to carry supplies
 Us TOO Training Certificate of Completion

Please RSVP online no later than Tuesday, May 2, 2006. If you are unable to attend the workshop, we would appreciate sending a representative of your organization. If you have others who wish to participate in the program please also RSVP online.

Thanking you in advance,
Cornelius Harris, Pilot Site Coordinator – 412-371-5171
Jerry Bortman, Pilot Site Leader


At Tue May 16, 12:03:00 PM, Blogger drojas said...

Hi my name is Dionna Rojas and I was wondering is there any contacts with LOLA ( Latino Organization for Liver Awareness).

I think that that would also be of interest for the Latino community.


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