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In 2012 Sisters Network hosted its Annual National African American Breast Cancer Conference. The 13th annual conference was held in Houston, Texas, April 12-15.
Conference attendees included the leadership core of each affiliate chapter. The advocate leaders will participated in general sessions conducted by experts in the health leadership & advocacy fields which provided the critical training needed by advocate leaders for the new breast cancer movement
The exciting conference theme “Leadership & Advocacy” focused on new strategies to augment the organizational leadership capabilities to better serve the AA community by:
- To train the Sisters Network affiliate chapter survivor advocate leaders on how to access and navigate the resources on behalf of the AA community
- To promote better care by addressing the changing regulations under the …….ACT and provide the tools & training to advocate on behalf AA women and the community
- To provide a standardized early dedication health program to other community groups guided by Sisters advocate leaders to help reduce the breast cancer knowledge gap of African American women
- To expand and provide the Breast Cancer Assistance Program model to every affiliate chapter to increase mammogram screening
The conference provided an informative platform, designed specifically for AA BC survivors to broaden the scope of knowledge that addresses the breast cancer survivorship crisis affecting African American women across the nation.
In preparation for our 20 year anniversary celebration in 2014, Sisters Network® Inc. will not host a national conference in 2013. However, we invite you to join us in Houston, TX on Saturday, April 13, 2013 for Stop the Silence® 4th National African American Breast Cancer 5K Walk/Run. Early Bird Registration begins October 1, 2012!