pictured: Daviess Community Hospital’s Breast Health Team
Daviess Community Hospital Foundation has been awarded nearly $15,000 in grant funds to provide breast cancer screening and diagnostic services, along with post-diagnosis support services to area women. The program for lower-income, medically underserved women, age 40+ that reside in Daviess, Martin and Pike Counties in Indiana will be administered by the Radiology Services Department at Daviess Community Hospital. The funds are awarded through the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust Grant Program.
Funds have been designated for the delivery of breast cancer screening and diagnostic services. The goal is to increase the number of low-income, medically underserved women receiving mammograms at DCH, then to increase the follow-through rate of those patients who are called back for diagnostic mammograms.
Additional funds have been set aside to provide post diagnosis support services to ensure all women with a positive mammography finding receive further diagnosis and appropriate, timely treatment at DCH or a partnering provider, along with help in addressing commonly experienced barriers between detection and treatment. Assistance to the patients will vary depending upon the needs of the individual patient.
The Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust, Inc. receives funds through the sale of breast cancer awareness specialty license plates. These monies are then used to provide grants throughout Indiana to help address unmet breast health cancer needs.
Lower-income women age 40+ who reside in Daviess, Martin, and Pike counties are encouraged to contact the DCH Radiology Services Department at 812-254-8851for more information about the application process and guidelines.