About This Grant:
Greater Portland Health seeks to increase preventive cancer screening rates among populations most at-risk for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers. Through our extensive experience providing culturally sensitive care to Greater Portland's underserved populations, we have found that community health workers (CHWs) have the unique ability to connect vulnerable community members with the resources they need to thrive via GPH's patient-centered medical home model of care. We currently have 6 CHWs who work to serve as cultural brokers and representatives of GPH within their respective communities, and we propose utilizing Maine Cancer Foundation funding to hire two new part-time CHWs to facilitate these vital screenings to individuals who need them most.
To learn more about Greater Portland Health, visit: www.greaterportlandhealth.org
|Year||Grant Title||Category||Amount||Grant Recipient|
|2018||Creating a sustainable patient navigator role to reduce cancer incidence and mortality rates among minority populations in Greater Portland||Access to Care, Patient Navigation||$164,000||Greater Portland Health|
|2022||Increasing Cancer Screenings Through Culturally Responsive Care||Screening||$90,000||Greater Portland Health|