As part of our Disparities Solutions Center, we conduct a nationally-recognized program to promote cancer screening and education. Central to the program are our professional Health Navigators.
We focus on uninsured and underinsured patients of local federally-qualified Community Health Centers and other primary care clinics. Our Health Navigators individually assist eligible patients in obtaining no-cost breast, cervical and colorectal screening services and follow-up care. They also encourage patients to discuss other screenings with their doctors, such as for prostate, lung and skin cancers.
Because insured patients often also do not receive recommended cancer screenings, Cancer Coalition staff educate and encourage these local men and women as well.
This program is successful only because we work collaboratively with primary care providers, specialists, and hospitals. Key partners include Phoebe Putney Health System, South Georgia Medical Center, Tift Regional Health System, local federally-qualified Health Centers and other primary care clinics, and local Public Health Departments.
For more information, please contact our Health Navigators at 229-352-9100.
National and Statewide Recognition
Our Community Cancer Screening ProgramTM is recognized as a model program for reducing colorectal cancer screening disparities. Recent awards include:
- 2015: Designation by the National Cancer Institute as a successful Research-tested Intervention Program (RTIP)
- 2014: Recognized by the national Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality as an innovative model of care
- 2014: Awarded the Healthcare Georgia Foundation’s sole Joseph D. Greene Community Service Collaborative Award
- 2013: Recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a best practice model in the Guide to Community Preventive Services
- 2013: Mutual of America Foundation’s national Community Partnership Award.