Tasi le Ola was the first breast cancer prevention radio drama series produced in
American Samoa. The project was funded by CDC's Pacific Center of Excellence for Eliminating Disparities.
The results of 225 surveys and 13 interviews with women age 40+, health care providers, cancer survivors
and traditional Samoan healers were shared with Key Stakeholders who developed 5 health behavior change messages expressed
in the drama.
- Make your health your priority
- Screen for cancer early and often
- Don't let fear stop you
- Cancer is not a curse; you can choose to prevent and treat cancer
- And, "tasi le ola"--you only have one life, live healthy
The 5 episodes of Tasi le Ola were aired in English and Samoan on three
FM radio stations in American Samoa May 25 - June 13, 2009.