Durham, NC – Lincoln Community Health Center, Inc. has been awarded a $49,992 grant from Susan G. Komen® North Carolina Triangle to the Coast. The grant will provide low cost mammograms to patients who otherwise might not be able to afford breast cancer screening.
Lincoln Community Health Center will provide 874 free breast imaging services to uninsured and underinsured eligible patients that are in continuity of care over a 12-month period. Awanya Caesar RN, BSN will oversee this program, assess and reduce barriers and also provide education to the community and providers. She will be assisted by Tia Willis, Outreach Worker.
“We are grateful that Komen NCTC recognizes that many women in our community would not be screened without funding to pay for mammograms. We appreciate the support from Komen NCTC to provide an additional 874 image screens for women in Durham County,” according to Caesar.
“Through the 2017-2018 community health grants program, Komen NCTC awarded $350,000 to 9 non-profit organizations that serve uninsured, underinsured and underserved residents in our service area,” according to Pam Kohl, Komen NCTC executive director. “The selection of grants, including at Lincoln, reflects Komen NCTC’s mission of funding culturally appropriate programs that close the gap in breast cancer disparities among women in our region.”
About Lincoln Community Health Center
Lincoln Community Health Center was founded in 1971 and is a private, non-profit organization that operates under the oversight of the Bureau of Primary Care, of the federal Health Resources Services Administration. Lincoln sees over 32,000 unique patients a year in Durham County, the majority of whom are low income and under- or uninsured. Lincoln is accredited and certified as a Primary Care Medical Home by The Joint Commission and offers a wide range of services including pediatrics, adolescent health, adult and family medicine, dental, and behavioral health.
About Susan G. Komen and Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Through events like the Komen Triangle Race for the Cure®, Komen Wilmington Race for the Cure®, and Finding Solutions Through Science, Scholars and Survivors Research Luncheon, Komen NCTC has invested over $13 million in community breast health programs in 29 Counties and has helped contribute to the more than $920 million invested globally in research. For more information, call (919) 493-2873 or visit komennctc.org.