Answer Cancer is not a traditional health promotion service; instead it takes a VCSE-led community development approach in addressing the imbalance in screening uptake amongst certain groups.
The Answer Cancer Programme aims to provide a co-ordinated cancer screening prevention and screening awareness engagement programme across Greater Manchester. We focus on priority areas and communities, using a diverse range of approaches and interventions using a community development and social movement approach. We have a primary focus of
Manchester and Salford; followed by Oldham; Heywood, Middleton, Rochdale (HMR); and Bolton. These are the geographical areas that have the poorest screening uptake and outcomes of breast, bowel and cervical screening in Greater Manchester. Within those geographical areas we aim to reach people and communities that traditional screening engagement struggles to connect with.
Through Answer Cancer we aim to help:
- Increase uptake of the breast, bowel and cervical cancer screening programmes within target communities. This will help reduce health inequalities in communities with the worst health outcomes.
- The Answer Cancer Champions social movement will continue to grow in reach, purpose, output and outcomes, which in turn will promote cancer prevention activity across GM.
- There will be better connectivity across cancer prevention and early detection activity in GM through networking and engagement.
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