Sustaining a safety net breast and cervical cancer detection program

Linda Diamond Shapiro, Donna Thompson, Elizabeth Calhoun

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Abstract

For the past six years, the Chicago-area faith-based Reach Out Consortium has mobilized low-income uninsured and underinsured African American women and Latinas to seek screening for breast and cervical cancer. The funding history for this program illustrates how funds for a small community-based program were leveraged into a broader program, and that grew to serve low-income women across the state. Further, as the program reached more and more uninsured women, community activism led to a further state investment in services for the uninsured. Program sustainability and expansion depended on a combination of public and private competitive grants and grassroots advocacy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-30
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Volume17
Issue number2 SUPPL.
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Community health center
  • Early detection
  • Faith-based health program
  • Racial and ethnic disparities
  • Sustainability
  • Women's health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health Policy
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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Sustaining a safety net breast and cervical cancer detection program. / Shapiro, Linda Diamond; Thompson, Donna; Calhoun, Elizabeth.

In: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, Vol. 17, No. 2 SUPPL., 05.2006, p. 20-30.

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