Parenthood of the Heartland is expanding their breast health services, education and outreach programs for patients
across all four states in the Heartland region (Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska and Oklahoma).
"We've seen an overwhelming level of support both nationally and locally," said Planned Parenthood of the Heartland President and CEO Jill June. "Thanks to the generosity of our friends and donors, we can expand our services and help more women get the breast health services they need at a price they can afford."
They plan on using nearly $60,000 in grants and donations to help with low- or no-cost cancer screenings, diagnostic services and educational resources to help women identify potential breast health issues early.
"Every day we see women who are struggling to afford basic preventive services," said June. "These funds will allow us to provide low-cost exams, as well as funding subsidies for follow-up services like mammograms, biopsies or ultrasounds, as needed."
"Fear and cost are the two most significant barriers a woman faces when it comes to follow-up care for a breast abnormality," June added. "We are committed to removing the barriers that stand in the way of a woman getting the care she needs."
Last year, PP Heartland provided breast cancer screenings for more than 19,000 women.