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American Cancer Society and NFL award grant to Nevada Health Systems

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Posted at 12:20 PM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-20 15:20:42-05

The American Cancer Society (ACS) and National Football League (NFL) have awarded a grant Nevada Health Centers to safely increase cancer screenings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The grant funding was made possible through ACS’s partnership with the NFL and the League’s Crucial Catch campaign.

This grant is part of ACS’s latest Community Health Advocates implementing Nationwide Grants for Empowerment and Equity (CHANGE) program, which provides funding opportunities as part of the ACS’s commitment to reduce cancer disparities.

Nevada Health Centers will receive $50,000 over a 15-month period.

The COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to decreases in breast, colorectal, and cervical cancer screenings. These postponed screenings are creating a backlog that systems need to address as healthcare facilities gradually re-open for non-COVID-19 care.

These funds will help support health centers as they create and adopt new processes and protocols to tackle this backlog and safely restart cancer screening.

The American Cancer Society is committed to saving lives and addressing the burden of cancer through early detection.