Expanding Systems to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening through Patient Outreach and Recall

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) will expand our colorectal cancer prevention efforts to Seaport Community Health Center in Belfast.  We will hire a patient navigator medical assistant who will work closely with PCHC clinical leadership and Seaport providers to adopt processes and procedures to improve colorectal cancer screening rates.  The patient navigator will utilize a population health management approach that involves outreach and education.  While this project will focus on colorectal cancer screening, the navigator will also help identify those who are due for breast and cervical cancer screening.

Organization: 
Penobscot Community Health Care
Grant Amount Given: 
$100,000
Year Issued: 
2017
Grant Category: 
Screening
Types of Cancer: 
Colon
Colorectal

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2017 Expanding Systems to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening through Patient Outreach and Recall $100,000 Screening Penobscot Community Health Care
2016 Provide a Reminder and Recall System for Colorectal Cancer Screening $30,000 Screening Penobscot Community Health Care
2016 Peer-Led Tobacco Cessation Training at Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse $26,116 Prevention Penobscot Community Health Care
2015 Eliminating Barriers to Cancer Screening through Use of Navigator Medical Assistants $164,000 Navigator Penobscot Community Health Care
2015 Gaps-in-Care Cancer Screening $38,500 Screening Penobscot Community Health Care