Every See, Test & Treat program has its champions.
Nearly all of the women who receive free cancer screening at See, Test & Treat programs have limited access to health care. Thanks to the champions who volunteer their time and expertise, See, Test & Treat patients get that access.
For example, at a December See, Test & Treat program at the IVFMD Clinic program in Irving, Texas, Sang Wu, MD, FCAP, said local Vietnamese women are at an increased risk of cervical cancer. According to Dr. Wu, the lead pathologist for this program, key factors include a high number of underinsured or uninsured families and language barriers.
“It was a multidisciplinary effort,” said Dr. Wu, “between pathologists, primary care providers, nurse practitioners, medical students, pharmacists, and providers.”
CVS Health—See, Test & Treat’s corporate champion—made this program possible through its financial and educational support. Janus Jacobs, a nurse practitioner from CVS MinuteClinic, furthered the effort by educating more than 50 Vietnamese-speaking women with the help of volunteer interpreters. As smoking is a prevalent habit in the Vietnamese community, Jacobs and the CVS MinuteClinic provided smoking cessation materials and presentations.
CVS Health is one of the industry heroes that help to ensure the future of See, Test & Treat. Huzeifa Rajabali and Jeff Purl of CVS Health presented a check for $50,000 at the program.
“We are proud to join the College of American Pathologists and the CAP Foundation to provide this vital care for the underserved community in Texas—where at-risk women continue to face significant barriers to care,” said Eileen Howard Boone, senior vice president, Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy, CVS Health.
“By supporting strong programs such as See, Test & Treat, more women are able to get the preventative screenings they need for conditions such as cervical and breast cancer and take steps to get them on their path to better health.”