AAHD and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Partner to Increase Accessibility for Women with Disabilities at Mammogram Facilities

Please take our on-line confidential survey so we may learn more about barriers women with disabilities encounter when getting mammograms.

AAHD is the recipient of a grant from Susan G. Komen for the Cure entitled “Project Accessibility: Removing Barriers for Women with Disabilities” to increase accessibility of mammogram facilities in the DC Metro area. The purpose of the grant is to increase breast cancer screening among women with disabilities and women from various cultures by administering a survey tool to assess the accessibility (environmental, architectural, communication, attitudinal, linguistic) barriers in mammography facilities located in the District of Columbia, Prince George’s County in Maryland, Alexandria City in Virginia, and Fairfax, Loudon, Arlington, and Prince William Counties in Virginia. Women with disabilities are as likely to be at risk for breast cancer as women without disabilities. Often times, women with disabilities face certain obstacles in getting their mammograms.

As part of this project and to learn more about barriers women with disabilities face in getting their mammograms, AAHD has developed a Breast Cancer Women’s Survey to help gain a better understanding of what types of barriers are keeping women with disabilities from getting their mammograms. This survey is confidential and can be performed on-line atwww.surveymonkey.com/s/G77ZLF3 We are asking that women within our targeted geographical area, as well as those residing outside the Washington DC area, to participate in our survey.

If you are a woman with a disability we would sincerely appreciate if you could take five minutes to complete our on-line survey. You will be helping AAHD and Susan G. Komen for the Cure learn more about barriers women with disabilities encounter when getting their mammograms and work towards changing policy so all women have access to quality mammogram screening.