Breast health summit to address equity

Julie McMahon, the Komen Columbus Director of Mission explained the Breast Health Equity Summit.

There's a new event coming to Columbus that will address the staggering statistic that African American women are dying from breast cancer at a 33% higher rate than white women in Franklin County.

Nearly half of all breast cancer deaths of African American women in Franklin County come from five Columbus zip codes.

  • 43211, North Linden
  • 43213, Whitehall
  • 43219, Northeast Columbus
  • 43229 Forest Park East and Minverva Park
  • 43232, Southeast Columbus

Susan G. Komen® Columbus is hosting the Breast Health Equity Summit, aimed at combatting breast cancer among African American women.

It will bring community leaders and stakeholders together to create a shared vision and plan of action.

Julie McMahon, Komen Columbus Director of Mission, said 12 African American women receive a breast cancer diagnosis every month and three African American women in Franklin County die from breast cancer each month.

The Breast Health Equity Summit will be moderated by Carla Hicks, R.N, MBA and featuring the following panelists:

  • Angela Dawson, MS, MRC, LPC, Ohio Commission on Minority Health, Executive Director
  • William Hicks, Clinical Professor of Medicine/Oncology (retired)
  • Mysheika Williams Roberts, MD, MPH, Columbus Public Health, Assistant Health Commissioner and Medical Director
  • Senator Charleta Tavares, Ohio Senate District 15, Assistant Democratic Leader
  • Electra D. Paskett, PhD, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control in the College of Medicine, Director of the Center for Cancer Health Equity at the James Cancer Hospital, Professor in the Division of Epidemiology in the College of Public Health, Associate Director for Population Sciences and Program Leader of the Cancer Control Program in the Comprehensive Cancer Center of The Ohio State University

The event is free, but registration is required.

You can register here.

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