Expansion of the Role of Community Health Workers to Increase Colon Cancer Screening Rates

MaineGeneral’s Center for Prevention and Healthy Living will expand the use of Community Health Workers (CHWs) to reach adults due for colorectal screening working in partnership with MaineGeneral primary care practices with screening rates below the goal of 80%. 

The CHW will provide education on screening options, including the annual FIT test for average risk patients, and address other barriers to screening via home visits and telephone interaction.

 

 

Organization: 
MaineGeneral Health
Grant Amount Given: 
$29,937
Year Issued: 
2016
Grant Category: 
Screening
Types of Cancer: 
Colon
Colorectal
Screening

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2017 80% Colon Cancer Screening Project $99,627 Screening MaineGeneral Health
2016 Expansion of the Role of Community Health Workers to Increase Colon Cancer Screening Rates $29,937 Screening MaineGeneral Health
2012 Cancer Screening Navigator Program $25,000 Screening MaineGeneral Health
2010 Move More exercise $5,000 Education MaineGeneral Health
2008 "No Polyp, No Cancer" Program Funding $10,000 Education MaineGeneral Health