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Project Overview and Outcomes Presented by: Angela Johnson, MPPA Program Manager My Brother’s Keeper, Inc. 404 Orchard Park, Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-957-3625.

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1 Project Overview and Outcomes Presented by: Angela Johnson, MPPA Program Manager My Brother’s Keeper, Inc. 404 Orchard Park, Ridgeland, MS MNI-CECAP REACH US Regional Conference August 22-24, 2011

2 MNI-CECAP  Mississippians Networking to Increase Cancer Education and Cultural Awareness Project (MNI-CECAP)  Originated from CECAP. National project funded by CDC  Target Population: African American women age living in underserved communities in Mississippi. Jackson Metro Area MS Delta MS Gulf Coast Greater Natchez Area

3 MNI-CECAP Intervention Goals 1. To promote public policy by increasing the capacity of underserved communities to form and sustain coalitions focused on affecting local and state healthcare policies 2. To encourage organizational change by increasing the capacity of healthcare workers to provide culturally competent healthcare services to African American women living in underserved communities in MS.

4 3. To support community involvement by training African American women age living in underserved communities in MS to become community health advocates. MNI-CECAP Intervention Goals

5 Objective #1  To increase the capacity of 4 underserved communities to build and sustain local coalitions. (09/15/2010)  Measured by: number of coalition building trainings conducted in target areas participant sign-in sheets Status: Completed 4 trainings conducted (Jackson, Biloxi, Cleveland and Lorman, Mississippi 103 individuals trained

6 Coalition Building Training Participant Feedback  100% agreed/strongly agreed that “I learned new skills related to health promotion and planning”.  100% agreed/strongly agreed “I can apply the information I learned at the session in the next 3 months”.

7 Objective #2 Offer culturally competent TA to 20 healthcare organizations in target areas. (01/31/2010)  Measured by: number of invitation letters sent AND number of organizations listed in database.  Status: Completed 38 invitation letters sent 38 organizations listed in database 3 TA requests received 24 community stakeholders trained on coalition building

8 Objective #3 Train 25 women as CHEIs (09/15/2010)  Measured by: number of participants receiving certificates of completion Status: 31 women trained as CHEIs  Jackson (8)  MS Delta (9)  Gulf Coast (5)  Greater Natchez Area (10)

9 CHEI Training Format  Day 1 – Instructor Training Health disparities Methods for enhancing community health education sessions Breast and cervical cancer prevention and awareness Stages of Behavior Change  Day 2: Certification Examination 25 multiple choice questions minute teach-back exam

10 Impact of CHEI Training (Average Scores)

11 CHEI Training Participant Feedback  95% of the participants strongly agreed that their awareness about cancer prevention had increased due to the training  95% agreed that they learned new skills related to cancer prevention education

12 Collaborations  REACH US MS (American Cancer Society)  Mississippi State Department of Health  Mississippi Black Nurses Association  MBK National Health Disparities Advisory Board

13 For More Information About My Brother’s Keeper’s Programs and Services, Contact: Angela Johnson, MPPA Program Manager Center for Community-Based Health Disparities My Brother’s Keeper, Inc. 404 Orchard Park Ridgeland, MS ext


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