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TEAM UP Tennessee: Cancer Education Program

Team Up with us in conquering cancer in Tennessee!

TEAM UP TN is a state and county partnership with the Tennessee Breast and Cervical Screening Program and the University of Tennessee Extension. Our goal is to eliminate cancer in Tennessee by mobilizing communities to form TEAM UP TN partnerships to address cancers specific to their county.

Teaching Tennesseans about cancer can save their lives. There are many factors, such as diet, exercise, tobacco, family history, age, gender and sun exposure, which can increase one’s risk for cancer. TEAM UP TN teaches people what necessary actions they can take to prevent the occurrence of cancer. The value of early screening is a consistent message in all of our cancer education programs. TEAM UP TN promotes the screening service of the Tennessee Breast and Cervical Screening Program to eligible women throughout the state.

We offer a variety of programs that package the cancer expertise of the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute, the screening services of the Tennessee Breast and Cervical Screening Program with the educational delivery network of the University of Tennessee Extension. The Tennessee Affiliates of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure offer grants for specific county breast cancer education and screening activities.

Through specific county TEAM UP partnerships, communities can offer a variety of opportunities for residents to access cancer education programs and screening opportunities in unique ways.

TEAM UP TN Cancers Education Programs

Breast and Cervical Education and Screening Program is designed to educate women about the importance of cancer screening as a critical step in the prevention and early treatment of breast and cervical cancer.

Living Well is the American Cancer Society Mid-South Division’s series of monthly presentations designed to help TEAM UP TN county partnerships deliver important cancer-related information.

Body & Soul: A Celebration of Healthy Eating and Living is a wellness program developed for African American churches.

Protect the Skin You’re In Toolkit is an educational program on skin cancer for youth and adults.

Cooking for a Lifetime is a cooking school focusing on lowering the risk of cancer through healthy eating, cancer education and screening. Participants taste foods prepared and learn about various cancers and ways to protect themselves from these cancers.

HPV Toolkit contains educational tools for community educators, parents and peer trainers, who want to teach young women, ages 18 to 25, about the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Pap test and vaccine designed to prevent cervical cancer.

To join or form a TEAM UP TN partnership in your county, contact your county UT Extension Educator.

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TEAM UP Tennessee State Team Co-Chairs

Family & Consumer Sciences

Barbara (Bobbi) P. Clarke, PhD, RD
Professor & Extension Health Specialist, Co-Director UT Center for Community Health Literacy
2621 Morgan Circle
119 Morgan Hall
Knoxville, TN 37996-4501
Phone: (865) 974-8197
Fax: (865) 974-5370

TN Breast & Cervical Screening Program

Mary Jane Dewey
Director, TN Breast & Cervical Screening Program
TN Department of Health
Phone: (615) 532-8494
Fax: (615) 741-3806