Tag Archives: health disparities

The four featured guests on BCAction's podcast episode Addressing Disparities: Screening vs. Systemic ChangeTune in to our new podcast

By Jayla Burton, Program Manager Breast cancer is foundationally a social justice issue, and it is also a racial justice issue.  When it comes to breast cancer, we are far too familiar with racial disparities in diagnosis, treatment, and mortality. Screening has... Read more
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Breast Cancer Action Podcast logoAddressing Disparities: Screening vs. Systemic Change

Most of us are familiar with the serious health inequities that exist among different racial, ethnic, and cultural groups when it comes to illness. Breast cancer is no exception. Join BCAction Program Manager Jayla’s conversation with four podcast guests: Marissa Thomas,... Read more
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Breast Cancer Action LogoBreast Cancer Action is in strong support of California’s SB 467

Submitted via email on Friday, April 2 2021 Senator Scott Wiener State Capitol Sacramento, CA 95814 Re: SB 467 (Wiener/Limón) – Breast Cancer Action is in STRONG SUPPORT Dear Senator Wiener: Breast Cancer Action (BCAction) is strongly in support of SB 467... Read more
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Breast Cancer Action LogoBCAction Supports the AAPI Community and Condemns White Supremacy

By The Breast Cancer Action Team Breast Cancer Action stands in solidarity with and alongside Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) and BIPOC individuals, organizers, and community leaders. We refuse to be silent about the rise in white supremacist and sexualized violence,... Read more
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Krystal Redman SpeakingExecutive Director Krystal Redman on the work of BCAction in 2021 and going forward

In their first speaking appearance as Breast Cancer Action' Executive Director, Krystal Redman outlines their vision for the work of the organization. The following clips include highlights from their talk, speaking to questions such as: What do systemic oppressions and... Read more
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Biden-Harris be the administration that prioritizes breast cancerLetter to the Biden-Harris administration on addressing and ending breast cancer

By The Breast Cancer Action Team; Krystal Redman, DrPH, Executive Director; Jayla Burton, MPH, MS, Program Manager; Tibby Reas Hinderlie, Communications Manager; Lopa Pal, Development Manager; Zoe Christopher, Program Officer & Operations Manager; Heather Stone, Development... Read more
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Breast Cancer Action Podcast logoPodcast: This research could change what we know about breast cancer

By Jayla Burton, Program Officer Breast Cancer Action is committed to addressing the root causes of breast cancer and its disparities, from involuntary toxic exposures to the impact of chronic stress as a result of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).    For... Read more
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Two children playing in their neighborhood.Can Childhood Experiences Increase Breast Cancer Risk?

By Heather Sarantis, Environmental Health Consultant to Breast Cancer Action and Guest Writer I have worked on breast cancer prevention for more than 15 years. Most recently, I co-authored Paths to Prevention: The California Breast Cancer Primary Prevention Plan, a nearly... Read more
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Breast Cancer Action Podcast logoThe Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on Breast Cancer

In this episode, Breast Cancer Action’s Environmental Health Consultant Heather Sarantis interviews Dr. Barbara Cohn, the lead research principal investigator of the study "Linking Neighborhood and Individual Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) to Breast Cancer." This study is... Read more
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SABCS 2020: The Breast Cancer-to-Addiction Pipeline and What to Do About It

By Jayla Burton, Program Officer Each year at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS), the Breast Cancer Action team assesses the latest treatment research so folx can make the best-informed decisions about their care. This often includes calling out the harms... Read more
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