See, Test & Treat
See, Test & Treat is a free, pathologist-led cancer screening and health education program that brings the power of diagnostic medicine to medically underserved populations with the goals of:
- Addressing health disparities by reducing barriers to care for medically underserved people through health care system partnerships.
- Empowering prevention by delivering dignified cervical and breast cancer screenings—with same-day or prompt results—with a focus on health education.
- Connecting communities by linking patients and their families to a medical home and resources within their own communities.
In a single-day, culturally appropriate program, women receive a pelvic and clinical breast exam, a Pap test with same-day results, a screening mammogram with same-day or prompt results, connection to follow-up care, interpretive services, impactful health education, and translated educational materials to take home.
The following are mandatory components every See, Test & Treat must provide:
- Free cervical and breast cancer screenings for uninsured or underinsured women
- Same-day results for cervical cancer screenings; results same-day (preferable) or within one week for breast cancer screenings
- Culturally, linguistically appropriate health education for your target communities
- Connection to care for any individual in need of follow-up services or treatment, regardless of health insurance status
The CAP Foundation offers grants of up to $20,000 to support eligible program expenses. Funding is open to CAP members in partnership with a 501(c)3 non-profit organization(s) to support programs taking place in the US. Note, award funding will only be made to a 501(c)3 organization.
Starting in fiscal year 2023, applicants who have successfully met the following criteria will be eligible to apply for a multiyear funding grant to hold See, Test & Treat in their community for three years.
- Completed one cycle of a See, Test & Treat grant (in delivery of program and reporting)
- Screened at least 50 women during their last program cycle
For more details regarding this award, email the CAP Foundation.
All applicants will be considered regardless of age, race, gender, or national origin. The pathologist leader must be part of the on-site health care team providing diagnostic services at the See, Test & Treat program. For more information, see our See, Test & Treat Toolkit and watch the “What It Takes to Host a See, Test & Treat Program” webinar.
The See, Test & Treat process begins with our Request for Applications (RFA) period. The RFA period for 2023 opens July 1 and closes September 1, 2022. All applications must be submitted through our online portal; the CAP Foundation will not accept mailed, faxed, or emailed applications. Please contact the Foundation with any questions.
The following items are required when submitting your application:
- Your or your partner organization’s 501(c)3 number
- Letters of support (template provided in the application portal) demonstrating the capacity to deliver See, Test & Treat’s four core components from your:
- breast cancer screening provider
- cervical cancer screening provider
- host institution leadership
- Three potential dates for your See, Test & Treat program
- Your See, Test & Treat budget (template provided in the application portal)
CAP Foundation staff will review your application and may contact you for additional information or clarification during the review process.
We have developed a toolkit to help approved host sites effectively plan, execute, and report on their See, Test & Treat events.