Expanding Systems to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening through Patient Outreach and Recall

About This Grant:

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) will expand our colorectal cancer prevention efforts to Seaport Community Health Center in Belfast.  We will hire a patient navigator medical assistant who will work closely with PCHC clinical leadership and Seaport providers to adopt processes and procedures to improve colorectal cancer screening rates.  The patient navigator will utilize a population health management approach that involves outreach and education.  While this project will focus on colorectal cancer screening, the navigator will also help identify those who are due for breast and cervical cancer screening.

$100,000
2017
Colorectal Cancer
Screening

MAINE CANCER FOUNDATION GRANTS TO THIS ORGANIZATION:

Year Grant Title Category Amount Grant Recipient
2018 Improving Colorectal Screening Rates via Use of a Medical Support Assistant Colorectal Cancer, Screening $100,000 Penobscot Community Health Care
2017 Expanding Systems to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening through Patient Outreach and Recall Colorectal Cancer, Screening $100,000 Penobscot Community Health Care
2017 Peer-Led Tobacco Cessation Training at Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse Prevention, Tobacco $26,116 Penobscot Community Health Care
2016 Provide a Reminder and Recall System for Colorectal Cancer Screening Colorectal Cancer, Screening $30,000 Penobscot Community Health Care
2015 Eliminating Barriers to Cancer Screening through Use of Navigator Medical Assistants Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Patient Navigation, Patient Support, Screening $164,000 Penobscot Community Health Care
2015 Gaps-in-Care Cancer Screening Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Screening $38,500 Penobscot Community Health Care