COALESCE (“Clinics & Communities Tackling Racial Disparities, Systemic in (Colon and Cervical) Cancer Screening.”)
The Martinsville Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness, The MLC Cancer Foundation and Virginia Commonwealth University have teamed up on this project in an effort to increase colorectal and cervical screenings among minorities in the Martinsville Henry County community and to figure out why more people aren’t getting screened for those cancers.
Virginia Community Healthcare Association recently spoke with Dr. Gordon, the Coalition’s Medical Director for Bassett Family Practice and Ridgeway Family Health, during a CommonHealth podcast episode discussing the challenges and successes of practicing medicine in Rural Virginia.
This April, advocates and activists across the country will highlight Medicaid’s vital importance in our communities. Medicaid is especially critical as the nation responds to the coronavirus pandemic, providing key funding for hospitals and helping patients get the care they need.