Lake County, IN
In Lake County
Breast and Cervical Cancer Program/WiseWoman
Lead: Quinnesia Bell
The Indiana Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP) is a state-wide public health program dedicated to saving lives and reducing the devastating effects of breast and cervical cancer for Indiana women.
The BCCP provides women with high-quality screening and diagnostic services to detect breast and cervical cancer at the earliest most treatable stages.
BCCP provides FREE clinical breast exams, mammograms and Pap test to women 40-64 who meet the program qualifications as well as diagnostic testing for women whose screening outcome is abnormal. BCCP serves between 6,000 and 7,000 women annually. Eligibility is limited to women who are at or below 200% of the federal poverty level, 40-64 years of age, and uninsured or underinsured.
BCCP services are being expanded through the WISEWOMAN grant, funded by Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH). Clients will receive screenings for diabetes, cholesterol and obesity. If appropriate, they will be referred to programs addressing these issues.
Contact: Call the Northwest Regional BCCP office at HealthVisions Midwest today for more information about BCCP at (219) 844-2698 ext. 103 & 104.
Additional Information: Indiana Family Helpline at (855) 435-HELP-1ST or (855) 435-7178 or visit Indiana State Department of Health.
Bridges to Wellness Network
Lead: Raquel Castro, RN, BSN
The Bridges to Wellness Network (BTWN) brings together key stakeholders in East Chicago in order to improve the health and wellness of East Chicago community citizens 45 years of age and over. The Self-Managed healthy lifestyle focus is geared towards Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Tobacco Cessation, as well as self-managing Chronic Illnesses. Many organizations in East Chicago are partnering with the six original Network Collaborators: Catholic Charities, East Chicago Parks and Recreation, HealthVisions Midwest, Healthy East Chicago, Salvation Army and St. Catherine Hospital.
First meeting of 2015
Through BTWN, these non-profit organizations have the opportunity to increase their outreach efforts while making a difference in the East Chicago community. Bridges to Wellness Network is funded with a grant provided by the Foundations of East Chicago.
Emergency Solutions Grant
Lead: Milagros Salas
The program provides financial assistance and services to either prevent individuals and families from becoming homeless or help those who are experiencing homelessness to be quickly re-housed and stabilized. The local Grantee for the funds is the Continuum of Care Network (COC) for Gary, Hammond and East Chicago, Indiana. Their phone number is 219-886-9966. HealthVisions Midwest administers the funds for the COC.