BHOP at UT Medical Center will educate area women in 21 rural and remote counties in eastern Tennessee and refer them to low-cost or free mammograms and clinical breast exams in their own communities.
In 2012 alone, nearly 3,000 education and/or screening contacts have been completed by BHOP at the UT Medical Center Cancer Institute.
Programs such as UT Medical Center's BHOP help ensure that all women have access to early detection information and options, even poor and medically underserved women.
The BHOP began in 1996, taking one-hour educational classes and a mobile mammography unit to Appalachian East Tennessee.
Since its inception, BHOP has educated more than 10,000 rural Appalachian women and screened a similar number of women on the mobile unit.
Participants were recruited from locations at which BHOP had conducted training sessions in the recent past.
Among these five groups, three consisted of women who had attended BHOP education sessions and two among those who had not attended a session--even though it was available at their workplace.
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Research has demonstrated that BHOP is a very effective model and we are seeing a lot of patients in primary care, he said.
According to Nielsen, the implementation of BHOP into treatment facilities was not created to eliminate the need for mental health clinics.
We don t consider BHOP to be mental health treatment or psychotherapy, he said.
Some of the major conditions the BHOP program provides services for are: depression, anxiety, panic disorder, tobacco use, alcohol misuse, diabetes, obesity, insomnia and chronic pain.