The CAP Foundation has always valued, above all, the collaboration that unlocks amazing possibilities. Between the work of brilliant pathologists, passionate volunteers, and generous donors, no piece is replaceable.
The CAP Foundation’s partnership with established health care organizations not only validates the See, Test & Treat model, it also expands the scope of what we can do. Medical technology company BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) supported a July 9 program at Charles Drew Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska, led by former CAP president Gene Herbek, MD, FCAP. With $50,000 from BD, the program offered same-day results, education, and plans for follow-up care with interpreters available for six languages. Beyond providing additional funding, BD also provided in-kind supplies to perform Pap tests for cervical cancer.
“Across the country, providers like CDHC care for 23 million people who otherwise have no access to care,” said Ellen Rafferty, BD director, social investing. “BD recognizes that these providers operate with limited resources, and we support their ability to use innovative models of care—like See, Test & Treat—to bring high-quality preventive care to our nation’s most vulnerable people.”
Now CVS Health has joined forces with See, Test & Treat to support our goal to deliver life-saving diagnoses to underserved women in Texas, donating $25,000 to Lone Star Family Health Center’s third See, Test & Treat event on October 1.
“As a pharmacy innovation company, we are committed to helping people on their path to better health,” said Eileen Howard Boone, Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy, CVS Health. “We are proud to support the CAP Foundation as they work to increase access to quality health care for underserved populations and improve women’s health.”
The support of BD and CVS Health strengthens the network of civic-minded organizations that see the dire need for the services offered by See, Test & Treat. With major donations and efficient teamwork, pathologists can be the community leaders to tackle health disparities and unite the health care team.