Healthy Aroostook: Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness Program

The goal of this grant is to provide education and increase awareness around healthy lifestyle, particularly women's breast and cervical health and how it relates to cancers. Healthy Aroostook will provide education, encouragement, resources, and opportunities to increase Aroostook County women's knowledge about preventative care and healthy lifestyle. The focus is reaching smatter communities where health care is not readily available and not promoted as well and provide information and resources on breast and cervical health and why screenings are important. This grant would help reduce barriers that women in rural communities often face including transportation and lack of knowledge. This grant will also provide them the opportunity to attend a physical activity, nutrition, or smoking cessation class without cost and in their community, which for many is within their comfort zone.

Organization: 
Aroostook County Community Action Program
Grant Amount Given: 
$26,762
Year Issued: 
2013
Period: 
Spring
Grant Category: 
Education
Types of Cancer: 
All

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2015 Tobacco Cessation Boot Camp $36,190 Prevention Aroostook County Community Action Program
2013 Healthy Aroostook: Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness Program $26,762 Education Aroostook County Community Action Program