Educator of the month: Aeisha Taylor
Aeisha is a Mammography Patient Health Educator in Dallas, Texas, where she has been in this profession for 8 years. Prior to this she worked as a mammographer and a breast health navigator.
She joined the Know Your Lemons Foundation as a Volunteer Global Educator in March 2021 and is already making a difference in the lives of her patients. Here is her story:
“I came across Know Your Lemons through my manager at the time. She mentioned that she had seen a KYL presentation at a facility where she was previously employed and thought I might want to learn more about it to help my patients.
I have taught in places where patients had reservations regarding the use of breast models or breast imagery. This is where Know Your Lemons is great, because it can be used in all settings. I love the bright colors – they draw a lot of attention! I also love the fact that the KYL materials are easy to understand and relatable no matter the background of the audience.
I love my job because it gives me the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life. I love being able to help women overcome their fears by providing them with facts that will empower and encourage them to make breast care a priority.
Language and literacy are two of the biggest challenges I face when communicating with my audience. The Know Your Lemons campaign overcomes all these issues with its clear imagery and simple language!
The audience’s response to the KYL material has been phenomenal. Dallas has a large Hispanic population. It is imperative that I have educational materials in Spanish as well as English. The materials we use must also be on a low literacy level to accommodate for patients who may not be able to read or write well.
Know Your Lemons has helped me by providing a visual picture of symptoms that patients should be on the lookout for. It truly does give new meaning to the saying ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’. It’s worth even more when you don’t speak the same language!
The KYL campaign does not use hard to understand medical jargon and is inclusive of all learning styles. Using a lemon makes it appealing to patients and educators alike.
Patient’s reactions are priceless. Most reactions are that of an inquisitive nature, which is great because it opens the door for education to happen naturally. Many patients have said that the campaign delivers information needed in a manner they can understand and is interesting to them.
With the app, Know Your Lemons also proves that they are forward thinking by including technology in their mission to educate everyone. This campaign has the power to change lives and communities, and potentially the world. I became an educator because I want to help increase breast health literacy in hopes of decreasing the health disparities across the globe. I am proud to play a part in this global mission!”
Aeisha, thank you for your hard work in educating your patients about breast health! We are so glad to have you on board as a Volunteer Global Educator!
If you would like to join Aeisha and 300+ other volunteers in educating those around you about breast health, please get in touch and apply at www.knowyourlemons.org/volunteer.
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