Health Equity

Covering My Sisters

2021 - $10,000

Fiscal agent: 3E Programs, Inc.

Covering My Sisters provides support and education for African American women diagnosed with breast cancer. The organization pairs breast cancer survivors with women who have been newly diagnosed with breast cancer; the survivors serve as patient navigators and provide education and support in treatment decisions. In addition, the organization’s Sisters Reaching Sisters program connects survivors with women who are new survivors through phone conversations and in-person visits. Navigators and advocates also participate in community education initiatives at barbershops, hair salons, and other community locations.

This grant was given as part of the Patricia Baker Awards for Health Equity Policy and Advocacy.