About This Grant:
Lung cancer is a leading cause of cancer death in Maine and the US. Early detection of lung cancer, through annual Low-Dose Computer Tomography screenings for at-risk populations, has been shown to decrease patient morbidity and increase lung cancer patient survival. Currently, MaineHealth Coastal Healthcare Alliance does not have an organized lung cancer screening program and many of our eligible patients are unable to benefit from these yearly screening studies.
In order to move forward with establishing a lung cancer screening program, MaineHealth Coastal Healthcare Alliance will create a Lung Cancer Screening Navigator position to serve at both Waldo and PenBay hospitals. As part of the project’s multi-disciplinary team, the Navigator will coordinate and manage screening activities, including determining eligibility, facilitating shared decision-making counseling, and delivering smoking cessation education, scheduling and follow-up.
|Year||Grant Title||Category||Amount||Grant Recipient|
|2020||COVID-19 Response Grant||Patient Support||$10,000||MaineHealth Coastal Healthcare Alliance|
|2020||COVID-19 Response Grant #2||Patient Support||$10,000||MaineHealth Coastal Healthcare Alliance|
|2021||Comprehensive Lung Cancer Screening Program||Lung Cancer, Screening||$39,650||MaineHealth Coastal Healthcare Alliance|