Our leaflet “9 things you should know about breast cancer” was the joint winner of the Crystal Clear Health Literacy Awards for Best Project in the Community or in a Social Setting.
The project was developed in response to findings that women from disadvantaged areas are less likely to access screening and treatment benefits associated with earlier detection and increased survival for breast cancer. EDI wanted to target this hard to reach group and collaborated with community and other groups to develop an awareness raising leaflet to get the message out.
The leaflet was distributed to a quarter of a million households around the country where BreastCheck take-up was low.
The other winner in this category was Fatima and Dolphin Community Health Projects who were recognised for their health project initiative which aims to tackle the high rates of ill-health within Fatima Mansions and Dolphin House estates and improve the holistic wellbeing of the community.