See, Test & Treat
See, Test & Treat is a pathologist-led CAP Foundation initiative that delivers free cervical and breast cancer screening to vulnerable women in the United States. Volunteer pathologists partner with a clinical care team to provide a one-day culturally appropriate program at which women receive a pelvic and clinical breast exam, a Pap test with same-day results, and a screening mammogram with same-day or prompt results. Additionally, patients gain access to follow-up care plans, interpretive services, translated educational sessions and materials, and a healthy meal.
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). Note, award funding will only be made to a 501(c)3 organization.
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 the See, Test & Treat Standard Operating Procedures manual and 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 2021 See, Test & Treat RFA period runs from July 31 to September 15, 2020. All applications must be submitted through our online portal; the CAP Foundation will not accept mailed, faxed, or emailed applications. More information regarding the application process will be available in late June. 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)
For further guidance, watch our “See, Test & Treat: Review of the Application Process” webinar.
CAP Foundation staff will review your application and may contact you for additional information or clarification during the review process. Approved applicants will be notified of their award by December 2020.
We have developed a toolkit to help approved host sites effectively plan, execute, and report on their See, Test & Treat events.