Our Education

Promoting breast health education, including the performance of breast self exams (BSE), is a valuable mission with the potential to empower individuals and enhance early detection of breast abnormalities. Here’s a breakdown of how ERIC’s mission to educate is approached using no-tech, low-tech, and high-tech methods:

  1. No-Tech Methods:

    • Educational Workshops: E.R.I.C. International Chapters conduct workshops in communities to educate individuals on the importance of breast self exams. Provide demonstrations on how to perform no-tech methods, emphasizing the use of hands and fingers to feel for changes in breast tissue.
    • Printed Materials: Distribute pamphlets, brochures, or informational posters that guide individuals through the steps of self-breast exams using simple, no-tech methods.
  2. Low-Tech Methods:

    • Interactive Sessions: E.R.I.C. International Chapters organize community gatherings where healthcare professionals or trained educators can demonstrate breast self exam techniques using simple tools like breast models and encourage participants to practice under guidance.
    • Video Tutorials: We have develop low-tech video tutorials that can be shared through community centers, local clinics, or online platforms. These videos can provide step-by-step instructions for self-breast exams using minimal equipment.
  3. High-Tech Methods:

    • Mobile Apps: E.R.I.C. International Chapters encourage the use of Dear Momma App, a user-friendly mobile app that guides individuals through breast self exams using interactive features. Include educational content, video demonstrations, and reminders to encourage regular self-checks.
    • Online Webinars: ERIC International Chapters next steps are conduct webinars or virtual workshops with healthcare experts discussing the importance of self-breast exams and demonstrating high-tech methods, such as the use of smart devices for monitoring and tracking changes.
  4. Community Partnerships:

    • Collaborate with Local Organizations: Partner with local community organizations, women’s health groups, and healthcare facilities to expand the reach of educational initiatives. These partnerships can facilitate the dissemination of information and resources.
    • Cultural Sensitivity: Tailor educational materials and outreach strategies to be culturally sensitive, considering the diverse backgrounds and languages within different communities.
  5. Accessible Resources:

    • Free Resources: Ensure that educational materials, whether in print or digital form, are accessible to all members of the community for free or at a minimal cost.
    • Multilingual Support: Provide information in multiple languages to overcome language barriers and reach a broader audience.

By combining these approaches, ERIC has created a comprehensive and inclusive breast health education program that accommodates various preferences, accessibilities, and technological resources within different communities. Empowering individuals to take an active role in their breast health through regular self-breast exams.

Our Partner

Go to our Partner, LadyBWell’s website and learn more about self breast examination for early detection of breast cancer.