Young and Strong gets $1.75 million CDC grant

Dr. Ann Partridge's Young and Strong logo

(January 2015) Ann Partridge, MD, received a $1.75 million, five-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in October to expand the Young and Strong program to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) satellite sites and community network locations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Connecticut.

More than 10% of new cases of breast cancer in the US are found in women younger than 45 years of age, who face unique concerns about fertility, genetics, work, lifestyle, family, and survivorship. Dr. Partridge created the Young and Strong program at DFCI in response to the needs of this group.

Print and online intervention materials developed by the Health Communication Core (HCC) for Dr. Partridge’s recently concluded RCT will be updated and disseminated under the CDC grant. The intervention website and companion booklet provided information about topics ranging from fertility to self-image. HCC’s services included development of the study’s logo, content for the website and print materials, graphic design for all materials, and site development and hosting.

Read more about the grant in DFCI’s press release