Expansion of the Role of Community Health Workers to Increase Colon Cancer Screening Rates

About This Grant:

MaineGeneral’s Center for Prevention and Healthy Living will expand the use of Community Health Workers (CHWs) to reach adults due for colorectal screening working in partnership with MaineGeneral primary care practices with screening rates below the goal of 80%. 

The CHW will provide education on screening options, including the annual FIT test for average risk patients, and address other barriers to screening via home visits and telephone interaction.

$29,937
2016
Colorectal Cancer
Screening

MAINE CANCER FOUNDATION GRANTS TO THIS ORGANIZATION:

Year Grant Title Category Amount Grant Recipient
2017 80% Colon Cancer Screening Project Colorectal Cancer, Screening $99,627 MaineGeneral Health
2017 Reducing Barriers to Cancer Care for Low Income, Rural Residents of Kennebec and Somerset County Patient Navigation, Patient Support, Prevention, Screening $161,562 MaineGeneral Health
2016 Expansion of the Role of Community Health Workers to Increase Colon Cancer Screening Rates Colorectal Cancer, Screening $29,937 MaineGeneral Health