Improving Colorectal Screening Rates via Community Support Workers -- A Pilot Project

About This Grant:

Penobscot Communty Health Care (PCHC) will enhance and expand our current colorectal cancer prevention and screening intervention program with the addition of a Community Support Worker to the Quality Department Team. Another organization in Maine has successfully used a community support worker to increase colorectal cancer screening rates, and we propose piloting that model at PCHC. The new team member will be similar to a peer support specialist (a person with lived experience who has been specially trained) and will work with patients in their own environments to encourage all appropriate cancer screenings with a primary focus on colorectal cancer.

$100,000
2019
Colorectal Cancer
Screening

MAINE CANCER FOUNDATION GRANTS TO THIS ORGANIZATION:

Year Grant Title Category Amount Grant Recipient
2019 Improving Colorectal Screening Rates via Community Support Workers -- A Pilot Project Colorectal Cancer, Screening $100,000 Penobscot Community Health Care
2018 Improving Colorectal Screening Rates via Use of a Medical Support Assistant Colorectal Cancer, Screening $100,000 Penobscot Community Health Care
2018 Improving Patient Outcomes via Dermatology eConsult Prevention $12,174 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