This chapter has focused upon the development of culturally sensitive initiatives that can serve as a model for the delivery of community-based breast cancer control interventions. Federal, state, and local health providers and multidisciplinary teams from HBCUs can be persuaded to use these strategies to implement Afrocentric breast cancer awareness and early detection programs. They also can provide the leadership for other health care practitioners and educators in promoting preventive health trends and practices in the black population.
The lack of current, accurate information pertaining to the control and prevention of chronic diseases and the lack of access to culturally appropriate health care systems and/or organized community-based wellness programs for black elderly have contributed to citizens' pessimistic attitudes and perceptions regarding their health care.
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