Mobilizing CHWs to increase access for high-risk patients due for surveillance colonoscopy screening

About This Grant:

An experienced Community Health Worker (CHW) will partner with the Gastroenterology (GI) Department to increase the screening rate for surveillance colonoscopies and access to quality colon screenings by working with patients to address social determinants of health. These outcomes will be achieved through four strategies, which include evidence-based strategies from the Community Guide: (i) improve the accuracy of systems for provider and patient recall; (ii) connect patients with a CHW to provide one-on-one education about colonoscopies and decrease barriers to accessing care; (iii) work with GI specialists to develop and implement CHW referral protocols; and (iv) develop outreach materials to increase the awareness of GI services in needed areas.

$96,629
2019
Colorectal Cancer
Screening

MAINE CANCER FOUNDATION GRANTS TO THIS ORGANIZATION:

Year Grant Title Category Amount Grant Recipient
2019 Mobilizing CHWs to increase access for high-risk patients due for surveillance colonoscopy screening Colorectal Cancer, Screening $96,629 MaineGeneral Health
2018 Engaging Rural, Low-Income Populations in Tobacco Cessation: A Community-Based Approach Prevention, Tobacco $91,959 MaineGeneral Health
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