Publications

Equal Hope has produced a number of publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals. A subset of those papers are below. This section will be further updated in December 2019.

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The paper attached below in 2013, uses data from the Statewide Quality Initiative to determine whether participating screening mammography facilities could demonstrate meeting quality benchmarks beyond those mandated by the MQSA.

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This paper, published in 2012, focuses on regular mammographic screening and its contribution in reducing disparities.

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The Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force Brochure was created to educate the general public about the growing disparity in breast cancer mortality between Black and White women in Chicago. The brochure provides a brief history of the Task Force and its mission, some alarming facts on the breast cancer disparity in Chicago and a list of resources for the general public.

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The Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force paper addresses the specific issues surrounding black/white breast cancer mortality disparity in Chicago. This paper focuses on ideas presented in the Task Force Report in 2007.