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622123_484757461554586_225663587_oMission, History of Organization:
Kentucky Pink Connection
aims to provide support by reducing and/or eliminating barriers to screening, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

Problem being Addressed:
The Kentucky Pink Connection program serves breast cancer patients on a personal basis by reducing and/or eliminating barriers to screening, diagnosis, and treatment.  This common-sense approach that was launched by Dr. Harold P. Freeman, a cancer surgeon in the Harlem community for over 40 years has had the remarkable effect of increasing retention, diagnostic and treatment resolution rates.305269_463594443670888_1104676649_n Typical barriers the patient navigatora might address include: child care needs, transportation issues, lack of financial resources, insurance difficulties, wigs and mastectomy supplies. The Kentucky Pink Connection strives to educate women about the importance of having their mammograms. They can link women without insurance to resources that provide low-cost mammograms.


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about_frontier_001Mission, history of organization:

Frontier Nursing University (FNU) is a private, non-profit, non-residential graduate school of nursing offering community-based, distance education programs leading to the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, the Master of Science in Nursing Degree and/or post-master’s certificates in advanced practice nursing specialties. Their mission is to educate nurses to become competent, entrepreneurial, ethical and compassionate nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners who are leaders in the primary care of women and families with an emphasis on underserved and rural populations.

Frontier Nursing University

Problem being addressed: With a predicted shortage of primary care as the population grows and as millions of people become newly insured in the U.S., it is no surprise that there is a stronger need for nurse practitioners and nurse-midwives to fill the gap. Nurse practitioners should have the opportunity to utilize their full scope of practice by providing preventive and acute health care services. Nurse-midwives can also provide general healthcare for women throughout the lifespan in addition to providing care during pregnancy and birth. With the great need for more primary care providers, FNU is providing a solution by educating nurse practitioners and nurse-midwives who are focused on rural and under-served populations and are helping to meet the healthcare needs of our country. In fact, FNU has the longest-running nurse-midwifery program in the U.S. FNU also started the first family nurse practitioner program in the country after realizing the need to care for the entire family.

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