The Montana Cancer Coalition (MTCC) Treatment and Research and Quality of Life and Survivorship Implementation Teams recently published two Montana resource maps. These comprehensive resources provide specific information on Screening, Treatment, and Survivorship services and resources available throughout Montana. This includes the direct contact within each area.
These maps include:
Screening and Treatment:
- Cancer Screening Program: Program offering no cost breast and cervical cancer screening to un- or under-insured women who meet age and income requirements. The program also offers patient navigation services to anyone to help them access the cancer screening services they need.
- Community Health Centers: A not-for-profit, consumer-directed health care organization that provides access to high quality, affordable, and comprehensive primary and preventive medical, dental, and mental healthcare. Community Health Centers have a unique mission of ensuring access for under-served, under-insured and uninsured people.
- Family Planning Clinics: Providing comprehensive reproductive health services (including cancer screening) to both women and men, regardless of ability to pay. Clinics offer a sliding fee scale for individuals with low incomes and those without insurance.
- Native American Health Services: Indian Health Service (IHS), Tribal Health Departments, and Urban Indian Health centers that offer comprehensive primary care that is designed to meet the needs of Native American and Alaska Native people.
Quality of Life and Survivorship:
- Emotional Services: Non-clinical support services that address issues impacting the emotional well-being of cancer patients, caregivers and family members.
- Virtual support services: Includes one-on-one visits with a social worker, education, and support are available through Cancer Support Community Montana for all people affected by cancer in Montana.
- Physical Services: Non-clinical physical support services that address issues impacting the physical well-being of cancer patients, including the physical changes and side effects that can impact a person’s well-being.
These resource maps are the result of a 1.5 year team project developed by both the MTCC Treatment and Research, and Quality of Life and Survivorship teams to meet their identified priority objectives noted within the Treatment and Research and Quality of Life and Survivorship sections of the current Montana 5-year comprehensive cancer control strategic plan.
Please head to the MTCC homepage and click on the ‘Statewide Resource Maps’ tab on the MTCC Homepage to view and utilize these maps and please share far and wide with your colleagues and partners!