The American Cancer Society’s Circle Of Life (COL) was originally developed in 1991 growing out of a collaboration of the Society with American Indian women in Oklahoma. The original program focused on increasing breast health awareness, and included a train the trainer model that was shared across the nation. Since then, the Circle Of Life has undergone two revisions, one in 2001 and another in 2008-2009. Currently, the COL addresses cancer information needs of American Indian communities across the cancer continuum by providing resources and training.
The Circle Of Life provides cancer education and resources to help community health representatives and health educators work within American Indian and Alaska Native communities. These resources provide ways for communities, families and individuals to stay well, get well, find cancer cures, and continue on their journey.
To learn more about the American Cancer Society’s Circle Of Life program, please visit the official site here.