We will begin monthly programming in February 2021. This will include workshops, panels, training opportunities and other special events.
What can you do in the meantime?
Share the eligibility survey with everyone and anyone that you believe would benefit from one of our many planned events.
The person with the most referrals will be getting a special gift from us.
Post-menopausal women are at an increased risk for developing gynecologic cancers. In addition, health disparities – or differences – exist among different groups of women that could contribute to increased rates of gynecologic cancers. These health disparities can result in some women lacking access to a gynecologist or other healthcare provider, delayed diagnosis of a gynecologic cancer, or not receiving the proper screenings and tests needed to ensure a healthy future.
According to the CDC, 1 in 20 women between the ages of 66-70 has never had a Pap smear. The older a woman gets, the less likely she will receive a Pap smear. Recent research has found that the number of new cases of cervical cancer increases with age and that more Black women are diagnosed with cervical cancer compared to White women.
Growing Number of Seasoned Women
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, by 2060 nearly 1 in 4 Americans will be over 65 years of age, with over 51 million of those 65 and older being women.
Although Black Americans make up only 12% of the US population, compared to White Americans they have higher rates of HIV diagnoses, higher rates of STI diagnoses (including syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia), late diagnoses for certain gynecologic cancers, and generally have lower survival rates when diagnosed with gynecologic cancer. In addition, women living in the U.S. South are more likely to be diagnosed with HIV, STIs, cervical cancer, or ovarian cancer compared to other regions of the U.S.
National organizations such as The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommend that women continue to receive gynecological care throughout their lifetime. An annual well-woman visit, as it is called, may consist of a pelvic exam, a Pap smear, cancer, and STI screenings, as well as counseling by a gynecologist or women’s health practitioner to cover other female sexual health needs.
EALENA CALLENDER, MD, FACOG
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MEGAN BUCZKOWSKI, MBA
KEISHA BURFOOT, MD
ELITE WOMEN’S CARE
JOCELYN HARRISON, MPA, MS
BRENDA QUINN, PMP, SIX SIGMA
VANESSA L. HILL, MFA, MPH, PMP
NICOLE FOSTER, MPH, J.D.
R. KENNY LEBLANC, DSL, MSCL
PRINCIPAL, LEBLANC GROUP