The Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion’s cancer outreach programs include the following:
Buddy Check 3 – One of our patient navigators, an outreach coordinator, a mammography technician and a nurse from the Telfair Pavilion go on WSAV-TV (NBC affiliate), a local TV news station, to remind women to do their monthly breast self-exam.
Health Fairs – Representatives from the LCRP attend several health fairs at large local employers each year, educating employees about prevention and early detection of cancers.
Community Health Advisors – The LCRP has also worked to develop outreach programs that engage community volunteers or “community health advisors.” Particularly helpful is their ability to reach the indigent populations, create communicative pathways and build a bridge of trust between the community and the healthcare providers.
St. Mary’s Community Center serves the Cuyler-Brownsville neighborhood, a struggling African-American community in Savannah. St. Mary’s works alongside neighborhood residents to improve their quality of life through assistance in three major areas: basic needs, education/job training and health services. Health services include daily blood pressure checks and blood sugar screenings, a weekly cardiovascular clinic for high blood pressure, quarterly mammography and cervical cancer screenings, a weight-loss program, and annual prostate screenings and flu vaccinations.
The St. Mary's Health Center opened on April 29, 2006, for free health care of uninsured citizens of Chatham County. The Health Center provides non-emergent care, free prescriptions and links patients with the Community HealthCare Center. The medical staff consists of two physicians, two nurse practitioners, volunteers and two part-time paid OB/GYN physicians.
African-American Health Information & Resource Center conducts health screenings and sponsors events specifically targeted to the African-American community’s healthcare concerns.
The mission of Community Health Mission is to provide access to primary health care in a compassionate, dignified and appropriate manner to individuals who do not have insurance and who do not qualify for Medicare and Medicaid. The Center also emphasizes disease prevention and access to preventive services, with an overall goal of diminishing health disparities by increasing access to health care, screenings and treatment. The Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion serves patients referred by the Community HealthCare Center for cancer care. For more information, click here.