Baptist Health’s Commitment to Fighting Cancer
January 20, 2014 | Jacksonville, FL
Two of the biggest steps to fighting cancer in any community are providing access to screenings and educating people on how they can take control of their own health.
Baptist Health reached more than 16,000 people in Northeast Florida in 2012 and 2013. Screening and educational events centered around five common cancers: breast, colon, lung prostate and skin.
Baptist Health concentrates many of these outreach efforts in traditionally underserved areas of Northeast Florida, focusing on reaching the uninsured and underinsured in our community. Baptist Health works with its faith-based network of more than 30 churches to host, facilitate and promote the events to their
Baptist is accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancers (NAPBC). These accreditation programs ensure health care providers are offering the latest in evidence-based care, as well as looking outside of their hospital walls and into the community to raise awareness about cancers prevention and education. The Baptist Health community outreach program is developed based on our own community needs assessment, national best practices and the high standards of the accrediting bodies.
Through breast and prostate screenings, smoking cessation classes and our dedicated caregivers speaking in the community, Baptist Health is Changing Health Care for Good in Northeast Florida.
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