Professional Issues

Lay Health Advisors: Promoting Cancer Screening and Reducing Disparities

Dany M. Hilaire

health resources, preventive health services
CJON 2011, 15(6), 691-693. DOI: 10.1188/11.CJON.691-693

Cancer health disparities between racial and ethnic minorities have led to the use of lay health advisors to educate minority populations about cancer and promote cancer screening and other healthy behaviors. This article discusses the benefits of using lay health advisors to increase cancer awareness and screening in African American, Vietnamese, and Hispanic women in the United States.

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