Education & Outreach
The goal of our Education & Outreach Program is to provide comprehensive cancer education that includes disease-specific information on early detection, treatment, and survivorship to patients, caregivers, and the Palm Beach County community.
We provide an array of community outreach programs that target underrepresented residents in Palm Beach County. We have partnerships throughout the county to help us bring awareness and knowledge to those who may not otherwise have access to cancer information and resources. The African American Cancer Awareness lecture at St. Johns First Missionary Baptist Church in Belle Glade, Hispanic Breast Cancer Awareness at Lake Worth High School, Breast Cancer Awareness at the PACE Center for Girls, and Colon Cancer Awareness at AHEPA Senior Residence are just a few examples of the many educational seminars we provide. Free educational presentations are available to community groups on an ongoing basis, for more information contact Yvonne Stubbs, RN.
We believe in helping healthcare professionals maintain national standards in quality of patient care in oncology. With offerings like the Annual Oncology Nursing Symposium, the Oncology Nursing Society’s Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Course, and other disease-specific seminars throughout the year, healthcare professionals can receive continuing education credits and prepare themselves to provide the best care possible to cancer patients.
Educational counseling is provided by a certified oncology nurse who is available to answer questions that patients or family members may have about their cancer diagnosis and treatment. The internet is a valuable place for information; however it can be totally overwhelming. Our education nurse provides an accurate and reliable explanation of the information specific to your case, and each patient or family member can schedule a private session that includes an individually tailored packet of information and resources.
The Education and Outreach Program is supported by a grant from the Palm Healthcare Foundation.