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AACSN Programs

AACSN was created to provide emotional support for those coping with cancer, as well as their families and friends. The organization accomplishes this through a number of different programs and activities.

AACSN has planned a series of workshops addressing cancer and fatigue, Eastern medicine, relaxation and health exercises such as Qi Gong and Tai Chi, and nutrition. AACSN is also working with a team of health care professionals on a program to provide cancer patients and their families a forum to discuss their experiences, either in a group setting or matched with a survivor or patient undergoing similar treatment.

Our programs include: AACSN Workshops, Cancer Support Programs, Cancer Support Fund, Cancer Support Baskets, Creative Hat and Care Basket Assembly Workshops, Project Strength and AACSN Reference & Helpful Materials.

AACSN Workshops

AACSN offers many *free* workshops to increase awareness of cancer among Asian Americans. Check out some of our upcoming workshops and join our mailing list to be notified of new workshops. For questions, please contact info@aacsn.org.

Community Mammography Access Project (CMAP)

AACSN has partnered with Community Health Partnership on the Community Mammography Access Project. The Mobile Mammography van is visiting clinics throughout the Bay Area. Please view our Calendar on our website to see where you can sign up for free! The project’s mission is to screen women at these clinics that serve the underserved and uninsured women.

The Community Mammography Access Project’s mission is to institutionalize a reliable mobile screening mammography program for our member community health centers to increase access to mammography services and reduce late stage breast cancer diagnosis among medically underserved women in Santa Clara County through the collaborative effort of community based mobile mammography services and an existing safety net of healthcare providers.

Objective/Purposes

The primary objective and purposes of the Community Mammography Access Project shall be:

– To provide culturally and linguistically appropriate breast cancer education, screening and referral services.

– To work in collaboration with the network of community-based health centers, Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System, and existing safety net of healthcare providers.

– To develop and implement a standardized breast health delivery model for member clinics, building in a comprehensive patient tracking, reporting and follow up system.