NC-BCSP Lay Health Advisor Training Manual

The NC-BCSP Lay Health Advisor Training Manual includes an Introduction and four additional sections. Each section listed below may be downloaded either as a PDF file or as a Microsoft Word file. To view the PDF file you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download Acrobat Reader for free.

Introduction and Materials List Microsoft Word Version
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Session 1
Session 1 introduces the importance of screening for breast and cervical cancers by considering incidence, mortality and risk factors for each disease. Also covers NC-BCSP's history and the qualities and activities that characterize an effective lay health advisor.

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Session 2
Session 2 - reviews breast and reproductive anatomy in order to prepare LHA trainees for a discussion of early detection techniques for breast and cervical cancers. Introduces the concept of barriers to screening, or what keeps women from getting mammograms and Pap smears.

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Session 3 focuses on advising skills. This portion of the training teaches participants how to apply concepts from the Stages of Change theory to one-on-one advising about breast and cervical screening. Includes practice activities to develop advising skills.

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Session 4 discusses local resources - financial, transportation, informational and support services. By including a panel of breast cancer survivors, it also enables participants to be more aware of the experiences of cancer survivors.