Putting Solutions in Place: Bridging the Gap between Women and Breast Cancer Screening

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This new report is the result of a three-year Inclusion Research project that consulted with women in three Ontario communities—Peel, Timmins and Toronto—about their knowledge and experiences of breast screening, the barriers to screening they face and their suggestions for making breast screening more accessible in their communities.

The project findings demonstrate the barriers that need to be addressed to increase women’s knowledge of and participation in breast screening. Addressing these barriers is key to ensuring that women are able to get the information they need to make informed decisions about screening and that screening services are accessible, supportive, and as comfortable as possible. The recommendations offer clear steps to deliver screening in ways that will lead to increased awareness of and participation in breast screening among populations who are less likely to be screened.

Putting solutions in place: Bridging the gap between women and breast cancer screening is now available online at www.owhn.on.ca.

Project partners: Cancer Care Ontario, Ontario Women's Health Network, Asset Mapping Research Project of the Christian Resource Centre, Northern College (East End Family Health Team), Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services

Project funded by: Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Ontario Region

If you have any questions about this project please contact owhn@owhn.on.ca / 416-408-4840 / 877-860-4545