SCREENING AND DIAGNOSTIC PROJECTS
Providing access to mammograms and diagnostic testing.
The Importance of One, One Clinical Breast Exam, One Mammogram program increases breast exams and screening for early cancer identification and treatment for Jackson County uninsured, underinsured, and low-income women. 517-784-8665
The Mid-Michigan Health Department will provide clinical breast exams and screening mammograms to 35 uninsured women 40-49 years of age in Clinton County. Follow up diagnostic care will be provided when necessary for this targeted population. 989.227.3111
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, through a program Breast Friends Forever=Life, will provide free mammograms and breast screenings for up to 200 low-income, uninsured or underinsured women aged 40-64 in Washtenaw and Livingston Counties. Women in the targeted group, who have an abnormal screening, will receive additional diagnostic tests. Any woman diagnosed with breast cancer will be linked with a Breast Health Navigator within our cancer program for ongoing treatment and support. 734-712-2695
Enhance education and outreach of breast self-awareness message to increase early education.
The Breast Health Continuum: Women Moving from Awareness to Access to Action program will identify and link uninsured and underinsured low-to mid-income women to breast health education and health care access in order to mitigate the barriers that prevent them from entering or completing the continuum of care. 517-367-2468
Providing ongoing support to breast cancer survivors
A program of yoga for breast cancer survivors, supports well-being and physical recovery with an emphasis on low income, underserved women. In addition quarterly cooking classes led by a registered oncology dietitian titled “Cooking for Wellness: Focus on Breast Cancer” are presented. 734-975-2500
The Women’s Wellness Leaders program will inspire a community of breast cancer survivor leaders that nurture and support a culture of wellness in Mid-Michigan. Participants will experience building connections with nature, healthy relationships, food for health, creativity and integrative therapies. 734-408-1552
The YMCA of Lansing is partnering with the Jackson YMCA and the Shiawassee YMCA, to offer the Turning Point Program. This program is a health, fitness, and educational enrichment program that targets breast cancer patients and survivors with physical and emotional support. 517-668-9622