In The Pink
Cancer Early Detection and Education Program
St. Michael's Medical Center
Must meet required qualifications
To eradicate cancer as a life threatening disease in our community by facilitating healing according to the example of Christ as taught in the gospel: to foster the values of love compassion, justice, and reverence for life and to support services which improve or maintain quality of life.
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About the program:
In The Pink Cancer Early Detection and Education Program promotes healthy behavior in the underserved population in the greater Newark Area. In The Pink has a primary objective: to increase the proportion of age-appropriate men and women who are screened for breast, cervical, colorectal and prostate cancer by:
Providing free screening and follow-up services to uninsured and underinsured men and women.
Reaching out to engage high-risk men and women for screening services.
Educating the public about the importance of cancer screening.
Raising cancer screening protocol awareness among health professionals.
In The Pink was established in 1999 with funds from the Susan G. Komen foundation North Jersey Affiliate. In 2001 the Avon Breast Care Fundฎ became a partner in support of the program.
In The Pink has:
Served over 9000 women.
Provided more than 2700 screening test.
Arranged for or provided coverage for more than 2000 diagnostic procedures for women with abnormal screening results.
Served as a community health service agency to recruit underserved women for screening and early treatment.
Developed and implemented innovative strategies to overcome barriers to screening.
Developed partnerships with key stakeholders to promote breast and cervical cancer screening.
Provided access to care for 15 women with cancer.