80% Colon Cancer Screening Project

This project will implement multi component interventions to increase colon cancer screening rates as recommended by the CDC Community Guide. Winthrop Family Medicine, Augusta Family Medicine and Gardiner Family Practices in partnership with MaineGeneral's Prevention center will increase colon cancer screening rates in these 3 practices to 80% by implementing new practice workflows including the use of Community Health Workers who will address barriers to screening with patients.

Organization: 
MaineGeneral Health
Grant Amount Given: 
$99,627
Year Issued: 
2017
Grant Category: 
Screening
Types of Cancer: 
Colon
Colorectal

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2017 80% Colon Cancer Screening Project $99,627 Screening MaineGeneral Health
2016 Expansion of the Role of Community Health Workers to Increase Colon Cancer Screening Rates $29,937 Screening MaineGeneral Health
2012 Cancer Screening Navigator Program $25,000 Screening MaineGeneral Health
2010 Move More exercise $5,000 Education MaineGeneral Health
2008 "No Polyp, No Cancer" Program Funding $10,000 Education MaineGeneral Health