January 25, 2018

Mammography Focus Groups: Seeking Those Who Identify as Lesbian, Gender Non-Conforming, and More

January 25, 2018

LGBTQ Care at Cooley Dickinson

Mammography Assessment Project for Cooley Dickinson

Cooley Dickinson Hospital is recruiting people who identify as lesbian, queer women, gender non-conforming, non-binary, and/or transgender to participate in focus groups. The purpose of the focus groups is to identify barriers to getting mammograms and to get input on breast cancer screening outreach efforts.

Cooley Dickinson Hospital will use this information in the development of inclusive outreach campaigns, and in providing better supports for mammography screening. We are looking for participants who are over the age of 40 or people who have already had a screening mammogram before the age of 40. Participants can be either AFAB or AMAB (assigned female or assigned male at birth).

All information shared will be confidential.


Tuesday, Jan. 30, 6:30 – 8 pm
Thursday, Feb. 8, 6:30 – 8 pm
Thursday, Feb. 15, 6:30 – 8 pm

[*Note: participants would attend only one session]


Collaborative for Educational Services, 97 Hawley St., Northampton


J. Aleah Nesteby, Director of LGBTQ Health Services, Cooley Dickinson Health Care

Participants will receive a $25 gift card.

Space is limited – RSVP to Sue Cairn with your name, contact information, and which focus group you prefer to attend. A confirmation will be emailed to you.



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