Eliminating barriers to health services for women in need.
ENCOREplus is the YWCA’s community-based breast and cervical cancer awareness program that educates medically underserved women and links eligible women to free clinical breast exams, mammograms, and pap tests. Each year we reach more than one thousand uninsured women in the greater Atlanta area through educational workshops. Additionally, we have community health advocates who are YWCA-trained volunteers to facilitate breast health workshops in their own communities.
ENCOREplus targets underserved and uninsured African American and Hispanic women between the ages of 40 and 64.
In addition to providing workshops and health screenings, the YWCA also advocates for policies and practices that eliminate racial health disparities for women of color. Minority women are diagnosed with breast and cervical cancer at lower rates, yet their mortality rates continue to be higher than other demographics. With a recent report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research ranking Georgia 47th in the United States on women’s access to health insurance, ENCOREplus programs provide invaluable resources to the women we serve.
take care of my health.” – Tarlisha M.
If you are interested in signing up for an educational workshop or mammogram, please contact the ENCOREplus Program Manager, Thomasine Leachman, at [email protected] or call 404.835.1632.
Schedule your FREE Mammogram today!
Early detection can be the difference between life and death. If you are without health insurance, don’t let your annual mammogram screening pass you by. The ENCOREplus program offers FREE mammograms to Fulton and DeKalb County residents between the ages of 40-64 and to those who meet the income requirements below.
Pre-register for your free mammogram.