Disability and Women's Health - Breast Cancer Screening/ Cervical Cancer Community Linkages

  • Mullis, Lindsey (PI)

Grants and Contracts Details


ABSTRACT: The Kentucky Inclusive Health Collaborative (KIHC) at the University of Kentucky Human Development Initiative will continue its partner with KWCSP by providing outreach to women with disabilities across the state who need cervical and/or breast cancer screenings, identifying existing barriers to care, connecting them to screening services, and conducting follow up outreach. KIHC will continue to implement the previously developed assessment tool to identify women’s health and screening needs within the female disability population through partnerships with local and state organizations that reach a broad audience of women with disabilities. Women with disabilities identified through the assessment will be referred to screening services available from KWCSP. For women connected to KWCSP services, follow-up post referral process will be conducted to ensure proof that cycle of care is completed or identify additional barriers to successful screening access. KIHC staff will ensure follow-up post referral process are conducted and conformation that cycle of care is completed and/or identify additional barriers to successful screening access. Ongoing outreach and analysis of previously completed assessments will provide data about disparities in cancer care for women with disabilities, identify potential barriers to obtaining necessary screenings, and assess the impact of geographic location on access to care. Once the data is collected and analyzed, it can then be leveraged to address any identified barriers to screenings for women with disabilities across the state with the continued support of the KIHC team. Additional efforts include information dissemination of outcomes from the assessment implementation, include training and education for KWCSP healthcare providers about serving people with disabilities, broadening outreach of mobile screening and education services to reach the areas of the state which experience higher cancer screening disparities, and creation of more accessible cancer education resources and programs for individuals with disabilities. In order to assess effectiveness of this funding effort we will gather the following metrics: - Number of assessments completed - Number of respondents who qualify for KWCSP services - Number of geographical locations across state that identify higher need for services for women with disabilities - Number of qualified individuals who need referrals - Number of women who did receive follow up care following a referral - Number of resources created in response to needs assessment - Number of trainings/educational opportunities developed in response to needs assessment Number of participants who engage in developed trainings/educational opportunities
Effective start/end date7/1/226/30/23


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