Applicant Name: Packard Health Descriptive Title of Applicant’s Project: Accelerating Cancer Screening (HRSA-22-154) Address: 2650 Carpenter Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 Project Director Name: Dr. Ray Rion Contact Phone Number: (734) 276-7691 Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Website Address: https://packardhealth.org Packard Health has been dedicated to serving the medical needs of the Washtenaw community since 1973 and remains committed to providing high-quality, affordable primary care and mental health care services complemented by a broad range of fully integrated support services. Packard Health cares for patients at every stage of life, believing that everyone deserves equitable access to health care. Packard Health offers an array of health care services to its patients including primary care for the whole family, women’s health, prenatal care, behavioral health, chronic disease management, addiction treatment services, telehealth, community outreach services, insurance enrollment assistance and transportation assistance and translation services. Additionally, Packard Health’s partnership with the local Homeless Shelter will provide for targeted cancer screenings to the local homeless community. Packard Health and the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center (an NCI designated comprehensive cancer center) will partner to accelerate screening and appropriate follow-up for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer. The proposed work plan builds upon an ongoing partnership in the "Catch Up on Cancer Screening Learning Collaborative" that also includes the Michigan Community Health Network (an integrated clinical network that includes nearly all FQHCs in Michigan). As part of the Catch Up Collaborative, this team has quantified the pandemic-related gaps in breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening and engaged seven health centers in Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles to address these gaps. Packard Health is a leader in thi
s learning collaborative and is already demonstrating the ability to accelerate rates of colorectal cancer screening. Key partnership activities will include: • Deployment of a combined patient outreach team (total 3 FTE) to address cancer screening and follow-up care needs • Training and supervision for patient outreach workers with an emphasis on patient-centered communication and motivational interviewing. This will include o Annual in-depth real-time training with quarterly booster sessions for front-line outreach workers o Online interactive self-education supporting MI skills and outreach practice o Train-the-trainer capacity building • Access to mobile mammography services • Support for transportation needs • Creation of an enhanced Cancer Control & Care Data Dashboard that will enable tracking of screening test volume, abnormal test results, and follow-up care. Key project activities and products will be shared with the broader MCHN. This project has the potential to impact patients in our local community and across the state. Packard Health anticipates providing cancer screenings to above the NCQA’s 75th percentile with grant funding activities.