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Reaching out to Diverse Communities

Early on Cancer Care Nova Scotia (CCNS) realized that it needed different strategiesDSmith and ways to reach out and address access issues and cancer prevention education for diverse communites. Enter Donna Smith, CCNS’s Diverse Communities Cancer Coordinator.

In this role, Donna has worked to address identified needs in a culturally specific way and also to develop cultural competencies within health professionals. Donna works with African Nova Scotian, First Nations, Immigrant and other communities to develop programs, polices and approaches to help them understand how to prevent cancer, their risk for cancer and how to get access to cancer care when needed.

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