With Love We Learn - Train the Trainer
The Spirit Foundation Incorporated, lead by Dr. Lisa Flowers, MD, is once again creating a presence in the fight for HPV and Cervical Cancer Prevention, by way of the educational training program, “Con Amor Aprendemos” or “With Love We Learn”. This program, which was initially implemented in the Latin American community, has been modified for enactment in the African American community. Evidence-based research has identified the need for a program of this caliber in the African American community. As the Spirit Foundation reaches out in collaborative efforts to the faith-based organizations, the relationship here builds trust between the clinician, the educators, and the community; therefore making the program more successful in educating faith-based leaders and couples on HPV and Cervical Cancer awareness. The first local community 2012 “Train-the-Trainer” program was held at Berean Christian Church in Decatur, Georgia. Community faith-based leaders were supported by medical professionals in the prevention of the HPV (Human Pappiloma Virus) the contributing cause of cervical cancer. Participants were rewarded with fun incentives as well as increased knowledge, skills and abilities to be used when they implement the program within their organization.
Cervical Cancer Town Sponsors
"The American Cancer Society is aware of the tremendous need for adequate and culturally sensitive cervical cancer education among Hispanic/Latino communities. Therefore, the Society's South Atlantic Division, in partnership with The Spirit Foundation, helped to develop this cervical cancer town. We are proud to be a supporter of this project so that together we can reach not only women of all ages, but families, and in particular, young people who may be at risk of getting the Human Papilloma Virus or cervical cancer. We at the American Cancer Society believe in the power of making cancer education accessible to everyone as a way to prevent one of the most preventable cancers: cervical cancer." -Paula Mohan, Chief Executive Officer American Cancer Society, South Atlantic Division, Inc The cervical cancer awareness and education module was made possible by the financial support of: the Prevent Cancer Foundation, the American Cancer Society, South Atlantic Division, and the Spirit Foundation, Inc. Volunteers from these organizations (and their friends and families) worked to create the scenes presented in the module. The American Cancer Society, South Atlantic Division, is dedicated to saving lives by helping people stay well, get well, find cures, & fight back The Prevent Cancer Foundation advocates and supports the prevention and early detection of cancer through Research, Education and Community Outreach. Spirit Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating women of diverse backgrounds on preventable diseases and cancers. Our mission is to reduce the mortality and morbidity rate of preventable diseases and cancers in African American, Hispanic, and refugee populations at risk in the Metro Atlanta area through quality healthcare, mobile services and innovative intervention programs.