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Education “Lunch and Learn” Grants 2013


WellFlorida Council, Inc: 1) “Psychosocial education for breast cancer patients” 2) “An integrative approach to breast cancer survivorship” 3) “Navigation and treatment for breast cancer patients” 

This project aims to provide three “Lunch and Learn” training sessions to health care professionals serving women who belong to the rural populations of North Central Florida. At these training sessions, designated speakers will provide a one-hour presentation on the allotted topic, allowing for questions and answers as well as facilitating discussion. By holding three “Lunch and learns” training session, health care professionals working in our region will be better equipped with the tools necessary to reduce disparities among the rural community.


Womankind: Prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment, patient navigation and psychosocial education.  

Womankind wishes to partner with 21st Century Oncology and the Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys to produce a “Lunch and Learn” at the Marriott Beachside. Our target audience will include both local medical and human service professionals and community members, with a focus on reaching those who are minority, un /underinsured and/or medically underserved.


Watson Clinic Foundation: 1) The New Standards for Care for Breast Health Services. 2) Breast Surgery & Reconstruction After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis: The Latest Techniques & Options. 3) Breast Cancer Patient Navigation & Follow-Up: NAPBC Standards of Care. 4) Your New Normal: Developing Healthy Habits for Life After Breast Cancer. 

The Watson Clinic Foundation is proud to announce a series of quarterly Lunch and Learns providing the latest information from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers in the newest standards of care for breast health. Screening and detection of breast diseases, treatment options for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients, and survivorship experts in the field. This series will be open to the community, and also recommended to physicians, nurses, radiology technologists, and other medical support staff that play a vital role in the care of breast health at their various organizations.


Sharsheret Breast Cancer Organization: What’s Jewish About Breast Cancer: Cultural Competency Training Seminars for Florida Health Professionals 

With the support from the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation, Sharsheret will educate and train health professionals at cancer centers in Florida on how to address the unique needs of young Jewish women and families facing breast cancer so they can provide better care for their Jewish patients.


Mount Sinai Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Center: 1) Breast Cancer Patient Navigation. 2)Breast Health Education / Cancer Prevention and Early Detection 

The project will focus on providing breast cancer education and training to all the cancer center staff both professionals and nonprofessionals who have direct contact with patients, their friends, and family members. It is our hope that as many staff members who are educated on this educational offering, dissemination of information will expand in a large scale and increased number of breast cancer patients will be informed. 

Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System: 1) Breast Care Disparities. 2) Patient Navigation. 3) PPACA. 


The Breast Health Navigator from Sarasota Memorial’s Institute for Cancer Care will discuss disparities in the breast cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment and the role of patient navigators in eliminating such disparities. She will then provide an overview of patient navigation best practices that can be utilized in any healthcare setting. A member of the Speakers Bureau League of Women Voters of Florida will follow up with a summary presentation of the patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as it relates to breast healthcare in Florida, breast cancer outcome disparities and the role of patient navigation in eliminating those disparities.