3 December 2018

The Community-led Cancer Screening Project aims to increase early detection of bowel, breast and cervical cancer.

North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) is one of four lead agencies funded by Victorian Department Health and Human Services (DHHS) for three years to 2020 to deliver the project.

The project is focused on improving cancer screening participation rates for the following identified under-screened communities:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities
  • People living in areas affected by socio-economic disadvantage

Brimbank and Wyndham have been identified as the target areas in the catchment due to their low rates of participation in cancer screening.

Opportunity

NWMPHN is offering practices in Brimbank and Wyndham an opportunity to participate in a Quality Improvement activity focused on improving the cancer screening rates for breast, bowel and cervical cancer for the under-screened population.

Practices will receive $5000 for their participation in the 12-month project.

Expressions of interest will be released early in 2019. For queries please contact Angela Ouroumis on 03 93471188 or email: angela.ouroumis@nwmphn.org.au.

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