Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust Grant Awarded to Daviess Community Hospital Foundation
Daviess Community Hospital
(Washington, IN) —Daviess Community Hospital Foundation has been
awarded nearly $15,000 in grant funds to provide breast cancer screening
and diagnostic services, along with post-diagnosis support services to
area women. The program for lower-income, medically underserved women,
age 40+ that reside in Daviess, Martin and Pike Counties in Indiana will
be administered by the Radiology Services Department at Daviess Community
Hospital. The funds are awarded through the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness
Trust Grant Program.
Funds have been designated for the delivery of breast cancer screening
and diagnostic services. The goal is to increase the number of low-income,
medically underserved women receiving mammograms at DCH, then to increase
the follow-through rate of those patients who are called back for diagnostic
Additional funds have been set aside to provide post diagnosis support
services to ensure all women with a positive mammography finding receive
further diagnosis and appropriate, timely treatment at DCH or a partnering
provider, along with help in addressing commonly experienced barriers
between detection and treatment. Assistance to the patients will vary
depending upon the needs of the individual patient.
The Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust, Inc. receives funds through
the sale of breast cancer awareness specialty license plates. These monies
are then used to provide grants throughout Indiana to help address unmet
breast health cancer needs.
Lower-income women age 40+ who reside in Daviess, Martin, and Pike counties
are encouraged to contact the DCH Radiology Services Department at 812-254-8851
for more information about the application process and guidelines.