That effort, dubbed the REACH Project (Reaching, Educating, and Advocating to Change Health), is featured in this National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences newsletter article: Fighting Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Mortality Rates: ARRA Success Story. It highlights the three community health workers hired to conduct surveys of African-American women in the Durham area about their health, attitudes, and lifestyles. Seewaldt and the group plan to survey 900 women.
Marie-Lynn Miranda, PhD, associate professor of environmental sciences & policy, is the other co-PI. Others project leaders include the Duke Navigator Team led by Stephanie Robertson; Valarie Worthy and Eugenia Millander of the Sisters Network (a national African American breast cancer survivorship organization); Corretta Miller and Della McKinnon of the Children's Environmental Health Initiative outreach team; and Sharon Elliot Bynum, RN, who runs CAARE, a free community clinic in Durham and a REACH Project enrollment site.
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