The Right to Know Campaign
The Right to Know Campaign is a breast cancer education project developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The campaign uses health promotion materials to target and encourage women with physical disabilities to get a mammogram.
The Oregon Office on Disability and Health (OODH) takes this campaign one step further by promoting breast cancer screenings for women with ALL types of disabilities, including women with sensory and/or cognitive disabilities. We do this by ensuring that our activities, educational materials and trainings include information targeting women with all forms of developmental, cognitive and intellectual disabilities. In addition, OODH provides trainings and resources to health care professionals on how they can best serve the needs of women with various types of disabilities.
Learn more about the campaign by visiting the CDC's The Right to Know Campaign website where you can download breast cancer tip sheets, hear (or read) the stories of breast cancer survivors who experience mobility impairments, and learn more about disability and health.