Reducing Barriers to Cancer Care for Low Income, Rural Residents of Kennebec and Somerset County

Our goal is to develop a comprehensive system for cancer navigation from prevention and early detection through diagnostics, treatment, survivorship and palliative care /hospice.  We plan to hire an oncology navigator to ensure there is coordination between all levels of care and in particular develop a system of navigation in two major areas where we have a gap in services – oral chemotherapy navigation and survivorship navigation. These two areas are crucial, especially for the 78% of our patients who live outside of Augusta and Waterville in rural Kennebec, Somerset, and Waldo counties.

Organization: 
MaineGeneral Health
Year Issued: 
2017
Grant Category: 
Navigator
Types of Cancer: 
All

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2017 80% Colon Cancer Screening Project $99,627 Screening MaineGeneral Health
2017 Reducing Barriers to Cancer Care for Low Income, Rural Residents of Kennebec and Somerset County Navigator 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