The clinical team from Capital Digestive Care (CDC) has joined the M-CHE and Cigna in their campaign to address disparities in colon cancer screening among African Americans in Prince George's County. The CDC has made a commitment to offer colonoscopy screenings to people reached through the Black barbershop and salon campaign "Health Advocates In-Reach & Research" (HAIR) designed to raise awareness about colorectal cancer (CRC) and personal risk for developing CRC.
According to Dr. Stephen Thomas, M-CHE Director, "We began this campaign focused on raising awareness in the Black community about the importance of getting their colon cancer screen starting at age 45. Now with the support of Capital Digestive Care we are in a position to actually cure and prevent colon cancer and we can save lives,!" he said.
For more about Health Advocates In-Reach & Research (HAIR), click here.
For more about Capital Digestive Care, visit their website at http://www.capitaldigestivecare.com/
Pictured in photo, from left to right: Cara Reymann, Director of Marketing, Capital Digestive Care; Frank Brown, MD, Market Medical Executive, Cigna; Arnold Levy, MD, President & CEO, Capital Digestive Care; Stephen Thomas, PhD, Professor and Director University of Maryland Center for Health Equity; Christina Stasiuk, DO, National Medical Director for Health Equity, Cigna; Susan Passmore, PhD, Project Director, University of Maryland Center for Health Equity