It was the first time we had a mammogram mobile unit in our Vietnamese community. In the beginning it was challenging for Boat People SOS (BPSOS) in Louisville but in the end it proved yet to be another successful event for us.
Brown Cancer Center’s employee helped participant to go over their insurance information inside the mammogram van. (Photo of BPSOS)
BPSOS-Louisville has been partnering with the Kentucky Cancer Program (KCP) for about a year and a half. As a part of our collaboration, BPSOS-Louisville is responsible for recruiting women for breast health and women’s cancer education programs and screening services and providing interpretation at these events. Normally, we would meet Vietnamese women that we have recruited at or take them to the Family Health Center Americana or locations that are close to the residence of our targeted women for the cancer screening services to accommodate their need and convenience.