Kentucky Colon Cancer Screening Program
The Kentucky Colon Cancer Screening Program is a joint venture between local health departments as the fiscal agent, the regional office of the Kentucky Cancer Program and local primary care clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, free clinics or other agencies, organization, associations or coalitions which serve the program’s target population and agree to work together to provide the required screenings.
The Kentucky Colon Cancer Screening Program is a population-based, public health initiative consisting of a network of state, regional and local health professionals whose mission is to reduce the incidence of colon cancer as well as the disability and death associated with colon cancer. The program, administered by the Kentucky Department of Public Health, is providing the colon cancer screenings to a targeted population of low-income, uninsured Kentuckians between the ages of 50-64 in ten regions across the state encompassing thirty-six counties. To be eligible for the program, a participant must be uninsured and have a household income at or below 250% of the federal poverty level. The participant must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident alien, and a Kentucky resident. Participants must be 50-64 years old, African Americans age 45-64, and people under 50 may qualify if certain high risk conditions/factors exist.
The map below illustrates the ten sites and partnering counties.