What is the Global Initiative?
This ground-breaking global program is empowering advocates from a wide variety of backgrounds with the training, tools and support needed to influence strategic country-specific programming and funding decisions around breast cancer.
By strengthening the capacity of individuals and organizations to launch effective education, awareness and advocacy campaigns, the Global Initiative’s ultimate goal is to positively impact their ability to increase screening rates, leading to an increase in the early detection of breast cancer and a decrease in mortality rates.
What does the Global Initiative do?
- Network-Building: The Global Initiative engages and connects non-governmental organization staff, community leaders, health educators, medical professionals, students, academics, religious leaders, breast cancer survivors, as well as business and government officials.
- Training: Through a rich offering of workshops, the program supports its network and builds the capacity of participants to better address breast cancer needs locally and globally. At the core of the Initiative is Course for the Cure™ (CFTC), a training curriculum that draws on Komen’s three decades of experience in breast cancer awareness and advocacy.
- Research: The Global Initiative provides participants with the tools to identify and address their community’s unmet needs or “barriers” in breast cancer programs. These prioritized barriers form the basis for developing local breast cancer education outreach, awareness programs and advocacy efforts.
- Support: The program offers a Community Grants Program that supports Global Initiative participants as they design innovative, collaborative community projects that address the most pressing breast cancer needs in their community.
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Where has the initiative been implemented?
The Global Initiative has been implemented in various cities throughout Brazil, Costa Rica, Egypt, Jordan, Mexico, Panama, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates.
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The Komen Global Initiative for Breast Cancer Awareness is funded by Susan G. Komen for the Cure and implemented in collaboration with local partners in Brazil, Costa Rica, Egypt, Jordan, Mexico, Panama, Romania, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Ukraine. The Komen Global Initiative was managed by the Institute of International Education, West Coast Center from 2007 to 2011.
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