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2020-2021 Community Grantee
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Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast (Komen NCTC) has granted $40,000 in fundraised dollars to the 2020-2021 Community Health Grants Program. To help achieve Susan G. Komen’s bold goal to reduce current breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026, Komen NCTC annually funds projects to help meet the most critical needs of the local community.
2020-2021 Komen NCTC Community Health Grantee
Helping Our Communities’ residents Help Themselves through Free Mammography, Diagnostic Exams and Patient Navigation services in Edgecombe, Nash and Wilson Counties
OIC’s staff will work with patients to help them access appropriate breast screening services while reducing barriers to care.
This project will provide free mammograms for a minimum of 170 patients who are uninsured/underinsured and whose poverty impedes their ability to pay for co-pays or screening services. It will eliminate a major barrier to care and increase early diagnosis. It will also assist 60 patients with abnormal screenings/clinical exams and provide access to diagnostic screening exams. This project addresses the priority of patient navigation to ensure access to timely screenings, diagnostic treatment, survivorship services, and post-operative care. The work of the case manager/patient navigator in this project will:
- Ensure access to timely diagnostic treatment, survivorship services, and post-operative care;
- Facilitate transportation to screenings/treatment;
- Provide connectivity for the patient, assuring they have access to OIC’s embedded behavioral health/counseling services, primary care, annual checkups, and clinical breast exams and reduced rates/free pharmaceuticals provided onsite at OIC;
- Provide connectivity between the patients and their primary care providers and pharmacist at OIC, facilitating discussions regarding treatment options, side effects of treatments/pharmaceuticals;
- Provide connectivity between the patient and the healthcare systems.
Watch how this Community Health Grant will benefit those who receive care at OIC