80% Colon Cancer Screening Project

This project will implement multi component interventions to increase colon cancer screening rates as recommended by the CDC Community Guide. Winthrop Family Medicine, Augusta Family Medicine and Gardiner Family Practices in partnership with MaineGeneral's Prevention center will increase colon cancer screening rates in these 3 practices to 80% by implementing new practice workflows including the use of Community Health Workers who will address barriers to screening with patients.

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2017 80% Colon Cancer Screening Project $99,627 Screening MaineGeneral Health
2017 Reducing Barriers to Cancer Care for Low Income, Rural Residents of Kennebec and Somerset County $161,562 Navigator MaineGeneral Health
2016 Expansion of the Role of Community Health Workers to Increase Colon Cancer Screening Rates $29,937 Screening MaineGeneral Health
2012 Cancer Screening Navigator Program $25,000 Screening MaineGeneral Health
2010 Move More exercise $5,000 Education MaineGeneral Health
2008 "No Polyp, No Cancer" Program Funding $10,000 Education MaineGeneral Health

One-by-One, CRC Screening and Navigation Project

The One-by-One, CRC Screening and Navigation Project will partner with the Community Para-medicine program of NorthStar Emergency Medical Services throughout Franklin County, bringing colorectal cancer education and non-invasive screening options to individuals in the security of their own homes. Year One will focus on 1:1 engagement while Year Two will branch into school systems, businesses and worksites. The program will pilot the business challenge with FCHN employees, and add area worksites, one-by-one.

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2017 General Operating Support $50,000 Prevention Healthy Community Coalition of Franklin County
2017 One-by-One, CRC Screening and Navigation Project $99,832 Screening Healthy Community Coalition of Franklin County
2015 Conquering Cancer in Franklin County $6,500 Screening Healthy Community Coalition of Franklin County
2015 Tobacco Free Franklin $199,976 Prevention Healthy Community Coalition of Franklin County
2015 Franklin's Navigator Program for Colorectal Cancer Screening $164,000 Navigator Healthy Community Coalition of Franklin County
2013 Conquering Colon Cancer in Greater Franklin County $25,000 Prevention Healthy Community Coalition of Franklin County
2012 Conquering Cancer in Greater Franklin County $10,000 Screening Healthy Community Coalition of Franklin County
2008 Cancer Education in Franklin County $10,000 Education Healthy Community Coalition of Franklin County
2003 Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign $5,000 Education Healthy Community Coalition of Franklin County

Expanding Systems to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening through Patient Outreach and Recall

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) will expand our colorectal cancer prevention efforts to Seaport Community Health Center in Belfast.  We will hire a patient navigator medical assistant who will work closely with PCHC clinical leadership and Seaport providers to adopt processes and procedures to improve colorectal cancer screening rates.  The patient navigator will utilize a population health management approach that involves outreach and education.  While this project will focus on colorectal cancer screening, the navigator will also help identify those who are due for breast and cerv

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2017 Expanding Systems to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening through Patient Outreach and Recall $100,000 Screening Penobscot Community Health Care
2016 Peer-Led Tobacco Cessation Training at Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse $26,116 Prevention Penobscot Community Health Care
2016 Provide a Reminder and Recall System for Colorectal Cancer Screening $30,000 Screening Penobscot Community Health Care
2015 Gaps-in-Care Cancer Screening $38,500 Screening Penobscot Community Health Care
2015 Eliminating Barriers to Cancer Screening through Use of Navigator Medical Assistants $164,000 Navigator Penobscot Community Health Care

Building Capacity at MaineHealth to Enahance Colorectal Cancer Screening

At MaineHealth (MH) we plan to significantly improve our colon cancer screening rates by building out our colon cancer screening documentation into our Epic Shared Electronic Health Record (SeHR) using Information Services support and a dedicated Medical Assistant to retrieve and identify patient documentation and data for colon cancer screening. Once this data is entered into Epic, appropriate documentation is retained, reminders set up, and updates made periodically in perpetuity.

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2016 Building Capacity at MaineHealth to Enahance Colorectal Cancer Screening $28,863 Screening Maine Medical Center
2016 The Maine Lung Cancer Prevention and Screening (Maine LungCAPS) Initiative $400,000 Prevention Maine Medical Center
2015 Extending Lung Cancer Screening to Primary Care $49,899 Screening Maine Medical Center
2013 Lung Cancer Screening Shared Decision-Making $25,536 Screening Maine Medical Center
2013 Endometrial Cancer & Obesity: A Survivorship Program $10,000 Survivorship Maine Medical Center
2012 Improving Colorectal Cencer Screenings in Low-Income Primary Care Settings Using Shared Decision Making $97,860 Research Maine Medical Center
2012 Cancer Survivorship Support $10,000 Survivorship Maine Medical Center
2012 Oncology Pharmacy Practice Residency $5,000 Support Maine Medical Center
2012 Gas Cards for Emergency Aid $1,000 Beacon Fund Maine Medical Center
2012 Inhibitory Effects of Insulin-like Growth Factor Binding Protein-4(IGFBP-4) on Melanoma Growth and Metastasis $73,848 Research Maine Medical Center
2011 FGF Export from Endothelial Cells: Protumorigenic Potential and Methods of Regulation $86,877 Research Maine Medical Center
2011 Validating Prediction Tools for Prostate Cancer Quality of Life Outcomes $71,029 Research Maine Medical Center
2011 Increase Immigrant Screening $8,011 Screening Maine Medical Center
2011 Communicating Risk $9,413 Education Maine Medical Center
2011 Notch Regulation of the Tumor Supressor miR-145 in Breast Cancer Cells $94,184 Research Maine Medical Center
2011 Inceptive Role of miR-199b in Acute Myeloid Leukemia $92,000 Research Maine Medical Center
2011 Small Molecule Inhibitors of Twist1 Function to Inhibit Tumor Progression $73,039 Research Maine Medical Center
2009 Predicting Quality of Life Outcomes after Prostate Cancer Treatment $45,295 Research Maine Medical Center
2006 Reduction of breast cancer by the Notch signaling pathway $35,000 Research Maine Medical Center
2001 Ronald J . Carroll, M.D. Lecture Fund at Maine Medical Center $10,000 Education Maine Medical Center
1979 Pediatric Cancer Seminar Education Maine Medical Center

Sun Safety at Casco Bay Lines

The goal of this project is to provide sunscreen dispensers to Casco Bay Lines, the year-round, heavily used Ferry System in Portland, Maine. The sunscreen dispensers will act as a sustainable tool for increasing sun safety and may be used by both patrons and employees.

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2017 Sun Safety with the Portland Sea Dogs $20,000 Prevention City of Portland Public Health Division
2016 Sun Safety at Casco Bay Lines $5,000 Prevention City of Portland Public Health Division

Partnering with Rural Health Centers to Boost Testing for Arsenic-Contaminated Well Water

The goal of this pilot project is to increase well water testing for arsenic among rural populations, through a collaboration between the East Grant Health Center in Danforth, and the Pleasant Point Tribal Health Center that serves the Passamaquoddy tribal area Down East.

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2017 Partnering with Rural Health Centers to Boost Testing for Arsenic-Contaminated Well Water $10,000 Prevention Environmental Health Strategy Center

Sun Safety on the Slopes

This project will train ski and snowboard instructors at three Maine ski resorts on sun safe behaviors, risks, and prevention. Instructors will be provided with 5-minute lessons which they will then share within their ski schools.

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2016 Maine Fund for Cancer Patients $4,000 Transportation The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing
2016 Sun Safety on the Slopes $5,750 Prevention The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing
2015 The Maine Fund for Cancer Patients $4,000 Transportation The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing
2015 Tobacco Treatment, Prevention, and Control in Androscoggin County $40,000 Education The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing
2014 Cancer Resource Advocate $48,291 Support The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope And Healing
2012 Space to Breathe $3,000 Support The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing

Peer-Led Tobacco Cessation Training at Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse

Peer-Led Tobacco Cessation Training at Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse is an evidence-based intervention program that will target PCHC patients struggling with tobacco dependence and mental illness. Our innovative approach will be implemented at Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse, Penobscot Community Health Cre's community-based, social/vocational program for people with mental illness.

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2017 Expanding Systems to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening through Patient Outreach and Recall $100,000 Screening Penobscot Community Health Care
2016 Peer-Led Tobacco Cessation Training at Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse $26,116 Prevention Penobscot Community Health Care
2016 Provide a Reminder and Recall System for Colorectal Cancer Screening $30,000 Screening Penobscot Community Health Care
2015 Gaps-in-Care Cancer Screening $38,500 Screening Penobscot Community Health Care
2015 Eliminating Barriers to Cancer Screening through Use of Navigator Medical Assistants $164,000 Navigator Penobscot Community Health Care

Tobacco Prevention, Education, and Cessation Support for Adults in Androscoggin County

Healthy Androscoggin, in collaboration with the Dempsey Center, will expand our tobacco treatment and cessation efforts to increase sustainability, capacity, and involvement with the community by increasing our quit support programs and groups through improved relationships with work-sites and the community-at-large.

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2016 Tobacco Prevention, Education, and Cessation Support for Adults in Androscoggin County $52,419 Prevention Healthy Androscoggin

Cancer Prevention: Building Capacity in Primary Care to Address Tobacco Dependence

The proposed project will embed the Maine Tobacco Helpline “Direct Messaging” referral feature into the Electronic Health Records of participating practices, and provide training, feedback and technical assistance to clinicians in these practices, which are members of the MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization.

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2016 Cancer Prevention: Building Capacity in Primary Care to Address Tobacco Dependence $50,000 Prevention MaineHealth, Center for Tobacco Independence

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