Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation Awards $15,000 Grant to The Northeast Regional Can


The Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation awarded the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute a $15,000 grant. The grant was awarded in 2018.

This investment will support the work of the Community-Based Cancer Screening Navigation Program for underserved residents of northeastern Pennsylvania to facilitate breast, cervical, colon and lung cancer screenings. The Navigation Program helps identify and reduce barriers related to screening completion and diagnostic follow-up (if needed), while establishing or re-establishing medical homes for the target population. Currently the Navigation Program helps low income individuals who are not up to date with these four evidence based cancer screenings.

We are very grateful to receive this grant from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation. These funds will help support cancer screening education and outreach services in our community, said Laura Toole, Executive Vice President at the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute. “When talking about cancer we know that screening saves lives.”

About the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute 
The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute is a nonprofit community-based agency serving seven counties in northeast Pennsylvania with offices located in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. Focusing on surveillance, community and patient services, and hospital and practice support services, the Cancer Institute invests 100% of its resources locally.

About the Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation 
The mission of The Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation is to function as a private foundation that supports the health care needs including, but not limited to, health education, community wellness, payment for medical care of the uninsured and underinsured, regardless of the facility of treatment, and to improve the complete physical, mental, and social well-being of the residents of Lackawanna, Luzerne, & Wyoming Counties. NEPA Health Care Foundation’s key priorities are funding community wellness initiatives in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wyoming Counties in Northeastern PA.


  NEPA Healthcare Foundation Grant Recipient Photo

Top row, left to right- Christopher Dressel, NEPA HCF Board Member, Michele McGowan, NEPA HCF Board Member, Dr. Jeremiah Eagan, NEPA HCF Board Member, Laura Ducceschi, SAF President/CEO, NEPA HCF Administrator.

Bottom row, left to right- Robert Knowles, NEPA HCF Board Member, Karen M. Saunders, President of Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, Laura Toole, Executive Vice President of Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, The Honorable Terrence Nealon, NEPA HCF Board Member, and James Clemente, NEPA HCF Board Chair.

  (Information from Amanda E. Marchegiani, M.A.)

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