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
Grant Amount Given: 
$161,562
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 $161,562 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