About Our Company
20 Years as a Leader in Breast Health Education and Breast Health Navigator Training
EduCare Inc., a dedicated breast health education company, was founded in January 1994 by Judy C. Kneece, RN, OCN. For more than 20 years, EduCare has been a leader in providing the highest quality breast health educational materials for patients and healthcare providers, along with training healthcare professionals.
- 1st "How-To" Book for Newly Diagnosed Patients, 1995
- Breast Cancer Treatment Handbook, now in its 8th edition, has helped more than 340,000 women regain their control after a diagnosis.
- The book was written for newly diagnosed patients, leading them from diagnosis through recovery, addressing all areas of care-medical, emotional and social-and includes worksheets that empower patients to work as partners with their healthcare team.
- 1st Breast Health Navigator Training for Nurses, 1994
- More than 2,250 nurses have completed EduCare's forty-hour Breast Health Navigator training.
- 1st To Offer Comprehensive "How-To" Breast Center Workshops for Hospital Administrators, 1997
- Strategic Planning Trainings for breast center administrators have helped more than 500 facilities implement comprehensive breast health programs, patient navigation and interdisciplinary conferences.
- 1st Internet Breast Health Education Site, 1996
- EduCare launched their Internet education site for patients.
- 1st to Conduct National Focus Group Research with Patients Who Had Experienced Recurrence, 2000
- National focus groups, consisting of women who had faced recurrence, were held in nine facilities nationwide to gather data on the emotional, social and physical impact of a recurrent diagnosis.
- 1st On-line Patient Education Library Dedicated to Breast Health, 2010
- COPE Library: Breast Health Edition provides medical facilities with patient education materials.
- The library consists of over 430 topics in 22 categories.
- 1st to Conduct National Focus Group Research About Sexuality After Chemotherapy, 2001
- National focus groups, consisting of patients who had taken chemotherapy, were held in 2001 to gather data on the changes in sexual functioning after chemotherapy. The research helped identify the experiences and educational needs of women undergoing chemotherapy.
- 1st Breast Cancer Support Partner Handbook, 1995
- Breast Cancer Support Partner Handbook is now in its 8th edition.
- The book was written to help a support partner understand the disease, treatment and how to best support a patient.
- 1st "How-To" Book for Breast Cancer Survivors, 2013
- Breast Cancer Survivorship Handbook was created to help women manage the psychological, social and physical issues that arise at the conclusion of cancer treatment.
- The book is part of a comprehensive package, which also includes a Breast Cancer Treatment Summary and a Breast Cancer Treatment Summary Quick Reference Card.
- Designed to meet the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer survivorship criteria.
The company's mission has remained constant since the beginning, to continue providing high-quality educational tools to empower women to navigate a breast cancer diagnosis and to support healthcare professionals in their role.
"Education and caring is our company philosophy. Our goal is to raise the benchmark in healthcare delivery and improve the experience for those diagnosed with breast cancer. Over 258,000 women and men diagnosed yearly with invasive and in situ cancers deserve our best."