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Komen Community Assistance Mammogram Program

In fiscal 2012, K-CAMP had 45,000 education encounters and provided 1,141 mammograms, 260 breast ultrasounds, 116 surgical referrals and 12 cancer diagnoses. The average time from diagnosis to treatment was three weeks. Case management and navigation services for abnormal findings were provided to 317 participants. View the 2012 Community Benefit Report.

Cancer is the second leading cause of death for both Montgomery County and Prince George’s County residents and is the leading cause of death among Montgomery County, Asians and Pacific Islanders. African American/Black women experience disparities in survival.

Seeing a need to improve access to breast health care, Holy Cross Hospital developed the Komen Foundation Community Collaboration to Battle Breast Cancer (KFCC-BBC), also known as the Mammogram Assistance Program Services (MAPS) and Komen Community Assistance Mammogram Program (K-CAMP), in 2004. The program focuses on reducing disparities in breast health care among low-income, medically underserved, uninsured racial and ethnic minority women and men by providing high-quality, culturally competent outreach, education, screenings, navigation and case management services.

Since its inception, this program has provided more than 155,000 educational encounters to underserved community members focused on the importance of breast health and the early detection of breast cancer – including how to perform a breast self-examination. The program has provided more than 4,400 community members with free breast screenings.

Key partners include Community Clinic Inc.; Community Ministries of Rockville’s Mansfield Kaseman Clinic; Diagnostic Medical Imaging, PA; Holy Cross Health Centers; People’s Community Wellness Center; Proyecto Salud in Wheaton; Montgomery County African American Health Program; Montgomery County Asian American Health Initiative; CASA of Maryland Inc.; and Community Ministries of Rockville.

 

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