The New York Community Trust has awarded The Maurer Foundation for Breast Health Education a grant to expand the Foundation’s Breast Health Literacy-in-Education Program to medically-underserved communities in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens.
“We are most grateful to The New York Community Trust for their support,” notes Kim Rozzi, Executive Director of The Maurer Foundation. “By helping us to expand the Breast Health Literacy-in-Education Program, New York Community Trust has ensured that a whole new group of young people are empowered to protect their own breast health.”
The Breast Health Literacy-in-Education Program teaches risk reduction behavior modification and accurate breast self-examination to high school students with a standardized health promotion, disease prevention curriculum. The student-centered, culturally competent syllabus, aligned with National and State Learning Standards in Health Education, is presented by Maurer certified breast health educators. Students learn how to recognize changes in their own breast tissue and become advocates of their own health through oral presentation, role-play, skill modeling and applied learning. The program augments general public school health education curricula and allows for concentrated and intensive breast self-examination “time-on-task.”