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A unique coalition of community partners committed to providing cancer education and screening to the underserved women and men of Erie County through a network of medical providers, social service agencies and other community organizations.
Partners for Prevention is funded by a grant from the New York State Department of Health as part of the Centers for Disease Control's Early Detection Initiative. The administrative office of Partners for Prevention is located at the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge at 197 Summer Street, Buffalo, NY. Services are rendered through a network of over 100 partner medical providers in Erie County.
Partners for Prevention provides no cost services for uninsured and underinsured individuals:
- breast and cervical cancer screening and education to women age 40-64
- colon cancer screening to men and women age 50-64
- women under 40 at increased risk may also be eligible for breast cancer screenings
Free clinical screening services are available for women who meet the eligibility guidelines:
v Self Breast Exam Education (SBE)
v Clinical Breast Exam (CBE)
v Screening Mammogram
v Pelvic Exam
v Pap Smear Cytology Testing
Free colon cancer screening services are available for eligible men and women:
v Fecal Immunochemical Testing (FIT) Kit
v Colonoscopy for increased or high risk persons
Clinical diagnostic procedures and surgical consultation fees are included for
women and/or men who may require additional evaluation for any of the following:
v Breast Mass
v Abnormal Cervical Finding
v Abnormal FIT finding
Breast and Cervical Medicaid Treatment Act
Women and men enrolled in the Partnership who are diagnosed with colon, breast, or cervical cancer or pre-cancerous conditions, and lack credible insurance coverage, have presumptive eligibility to be enrolled in Medicaid for the duration of treatment. Only persons diagnosed through Partnership health care providers are eligible for this special Medicaid enrollment.
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