Campaign for honest evidence -based health information
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Explain how national breast cancer and public health organizations promoting scientifically invalid messages about screening mammography is detrimental to women Discuss the history of paternalistic pro-screening public health messages and how to change them Discuss the harms and benefits of routine breast cancer screening Describe the specific harms of overdiagnosis, overtreatment, false positives and false negatives as they relate to routine breast cancer screening Analyze the opportunities to shift away from early detection and toward preventing breast cancer from developing in the first place
Keyword(s): Activism, Cancer and Women’s Health
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I oversee my organization's national educational program, including providing information & training to activists across the country, developing educational materials such as fact sheets and activist toolkits, and creating online education tools like webinars for the public. I engage my organizationâs national membership through the development of a leadership program and supporting national educational events in collaboration with partners. I provide key leadership in advocacy education related to inequities in breast cancer.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.