2013 COMMUNITY GRANT RECIPIENTS

Organization Custer Health
Location Mandan, ND
Project Director Jodie Fetsch
Grant Amount $10,000
Project Description In North Dakota, American Indians have a higher risk both of developing cancer and of dying from cancer compared to whites. One way to address these disparities is to increase screening amongst American Indians. Custer Health seeks to do this by working with the Standing Rock Reservation to conduct worksite lunch and learn sessions that provide cancer education,with open discussion to identify barriers to screening. As part of the sessions, participants are able to schedule appointments for cancer screening at local clinics.
Organization Lake Cumberland District Health Department
Location Somerset, KY
Project Director Peggy Tiller
Grant Amount $10,000
Project Description HPV vaccination rates in Kentucky are significantly lower than the national rate. To increase vaccination initiation and completion rates among youth, this program will provide education on HPV, cervical cancer and the HPV vaccine to middle and high school students in south central Kentucky. The Department will also partner with schools to remove barriers by providing the vaccine at school-based clinics.
Organization Nueva Vida
Location Baltimore, MD
Project Director Sandra Villa de Leon
Grant Amount $10,000
Project Description The goal of the program is to develop a culturally competent, evidence-based comprehensive support model to help reduce late-stage breast and cervical cancer diagnosis and mortality for underserved Latinas in the Baltimore metro area. Nueva Vida will provide culturally relevant education on cancer prevention and screening and provide timely access to quality cancer screening care through patient navigation from screening to diagnostic resolution.
Organization Skin Cancer Foundation
Location New York, NY
Project Director Whitney Potter
Grant Amount $10,000
Project Description Skin cancer is a lifestyle disease that can be prevented by being well informed. To increase knowledge about skin cancer prevention and early detection, the Skin Cancer Foundation created a youth education program: Sun Smart U. Through this grant, the Foundation will be able to extend the national reach of cancer prevention to educators and thus to more students.