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Help available to low-income women for breast and cervical cancer screenings

hburghealthheaderFOURThe Harrisonburg Community Health Center (HCHC) applied for and was approved for 47 slots by the Virginia Department of Health to assist low income women gain access to free breast and cervical cancer screenings, case management and follow-up.  This program is called Every Women’s Life (EWL)

This partnership with the Health Department will provide women with the support they need for the best possible outcomes. The HCHC will provide additional assistance to women who would like referrals to other community resources that promote and encourage a healthy lifestyle to lower the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, obesity and high blood pressure.

The program will begin July 1, 2013.  More information will be posted over the next several weeks about how to access the program.  The HCHC appreciates the support of the Health Department to help us better meet the needs of women in the Harrisonburg/Rockingham area.

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