ACS Florida Division's Community Education Grant Program to Address Cancer Disparities
Holy Cross Hospital is proud to announce it is a recipient of the American Cancer Society, Florida Division’s Community Education Grant Program to Address Cancer Disparities, FY 2011-12. This award will be used to support the implementation of the Partners in Breast Health Program.
This grant funded partnership with the American Cancer Society will support the health and cancer needs of our community by reducing late stage breast cancer diagnosis in underserved communities. One thousand eligible people, ages forty and older, will receive one-on-one breast health education and a screening mammogram.
“Many of the clients we serve have never had a screening mammogram and may not practice preventative healthcare. Often, breast cancer diagnosis is made late and treatment options are limited especially in uninsured and minority populations. The Partners in Breast Health Program works to remove many of the barriers individuals may have to access health care including providing healthcare in the community at locations and times that are convenient,” commented Kim Saiswick, RN, Holy Cross Hospital Community Outreach Director.
The Holy Cross Mobile Medical Health Unit will visit underserved communities in Broward County. A physician or nurse practitioner will see clients on board and conduct general health exams, clinical breast exams and provide a prescription for screening mammograms while on board. For more information about this project, call Kim Saiswick at 954-771-8640.
This award was made possible through a competitive statewide grant program offered to community based non-profit organizations by the Florida Division of the American Cancer Society. For more information about the American Cancer Society, call 1-800-277-2345 or visit cancer.org.
Maureen Mann, Michael and Dianne Bienes Comprehensive Cancer Center at Holy Cross Executive Director
Amy Corderman, Holy Cross Patient Navigator
Tracey Paige, American Cancer Society Area Executive Director
Kim Saiswick, Holy Cross Director of Community Outreach
Nancy Reierson, Holy Cross Development Officer