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Breast and Cervical Health Check (BCHC)

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Agency for Health Care Policy and Research Publications Clearinghouse

Information on high quality mammography and quick reference guide for referring providers and clinicians. Summarizes what to look for in a facility when referring women clients to mammography.

Free nationwide service that flies qualified patients to treatment centers nationwide.

AKInfo Information & Referral
Ak Info is a free, quick, and easy way to help Alaskans find information about private health, public health and human service providers. Available by calling 1-800-478-2221, 24 hours a day or through the Internet.

Alaska Breast & Cervical Health Partnership​
A state-wide partnership between the five Alaska grantees for the Center for Disease Control’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, which can help cover the cost of screening for some women across the state. 

Alaska Native Medical Center​
A nonprofit Tribal health organization designed to meet the unique health needs of Alaska Native and American Indian people living in Alaska, including comprehensive medical services at the Alaska Native Medical Center.​

Alaska Regional Hospital
Houses the Alaska Regional Guest House, financial assistance counselors, social workers, the Cancer Resource Center, and the Loree Schimmack Library, among others.

Alaska Run for Women
An organization and annual race dedicated to raise money for and awareness of breast cancer and women’s health.​

Alaska Temporary Assistance Program
ATAP provides temporary cash assistance for needy individuals and families.

American Cancer Society Alaska
This is the local chapter of the American Cancer Society, specifying local resources and events.​

American Cancer Society, Inc.
Nationwide toll-free hotline provides information on all forms of cancer, and referrals to the ACS-sponsored "Reach to Recovery" program.

American Institute for Cancer Research
Provides information on cancer and nutrition. Publishes a newsletter, cookbooks and diet/nutrition brochures. AICR also a hotline for nutrition-related cancer inquiries where callers will be connected with a registered dietitian.

American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
For referrals to a plastic surgeon for corrective or reconstructive procedures, contact the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons for a list of local board-certified plastic surgeons.

Arctic Slope Native Corporation
A nonprofit dedicated to Tribal health and well-being, represents the villages of Anaktuvuk Pass, Atqasuk, Kaktovik, Nuiqsut, Point Hope, Point Lay, Utqiaġvik, and Wainwright.

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum is a national advocacy organization dedicated to promoting policy, program and research efforts for the improvement of health status of all Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities. The Women’s Health Information Network strives to increase the public understanding of Asian and Pacific Islander women’s health status including cancer. Translations include Chinese, Tagolog, Vietnamese, Korean, Hindi, Gujurati, Urdu, Farsi, Thai, and Cambodian.

Avon’s Breast Cancer Awareness Crusade
Avon’s Breast Cancer Awareness Crusade, a national initiative of Avon Products, Inc., provides women, particularly low-income, minority, and older women, with direct access to a full range of breast cancer education and early detection services.

CancerCare Sources of Financial Assistance​
Resources for financial assistance concerning the costs associated with cancer, including government assistance and pharmaceutical patient assistance programs. ​

CDC created materials on a wide variety of cancers, including breast and cervical cancer. This resource provides handy easy-to-read infographics and fact sheets.

Cancer Research Foundation of America
Women’s health ages 18-27, 28-39, 40-49, 50+ (breast cancer and cervical cancer).

National Cancer Institute Surgery Choices for Breast Cancer Booklet
The Surgery Choices for Breast Cancer booklet explains the different types of surgery options available and how to decide what is best for you.​

What You Need to Know About Cervical Cancer Booklet​
The What You Need To Know About Cervical Cancer booklet explains how cervical cancer is diagnosed and the treatments available.​

National Cervical Cancer Coalition
A nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women with cervical cancer and HPV disease, as well as providing education about early vaccinations, Pap testing and HPV testing.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship Guide to Cancer Resources
Provides care of all people touched by cancer and founded by other cancer survivors, NCCS is a resource for cancer survivors, being an advocate for change, empowering survivors through publications and programs, and convenes other organizations to address nationwide issues. 

Denali KidCare
Denali KidCare ensures that children and teens of both working and non-working families can have the health insurance they need at no cost to your family. Children and teens receive a full range of prevention and treatment services such as — doctor’s visits, health check-ups, vision exams and eyeglasses, dental checkups, cleanings and fillings, hearing tests and hearing aids, speech therapy, physical therapy, mental health therapy, substance abuse treatment, chiropractic services, food doctor’s services, hospital care, laboratory tests, prescription drugs and medical transportation.

Food Stamps
Temporary assistance for individuals and families needing help to purchase food.

Comprehensive information on women’s health topics that will help you make informed health decisions. Search for "cervical cancer", "breast cancer".​

HAP - ​Heating Assistance Program​
Assistance in paying home heating bills for low-income homeowners and renters.

Hospice provides individual, group and community support for people who are dying, families and loved ones.

Intercultural Cancer Council
Promotes the elimination of the unequal burden of cancer among ethnic and racial monitories and medically underserved populations in the United States.
KIDSCOPE, is a non profit, tax exempt organization which has been formed to help families and children better understand the effects of cancer and chemotherapy in a parent. KidsCope looks at the problem of having a parent with cancer from a child’s point of view.

Kids Konnected
24-Hour Hotline. Kids can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Kids Konnected never give medical advice, they just share similar experiences, answer questions, share concerns or listen.

Post Mastectomy Products - Lands End
Offers five different styles of specially designed mastectomy swimwear.

Mautner Project
The Mautner Project provides services and support, including education information and advocacy for health issues relating to lesbians with cancer and their families. Mautner Project Links will connect you with reliable and up-to-date World Wide Web sites of interest to women with cancer, their partners, and their caregivers.

Medscape Resource Center
This resource center, compiled by Medscape’s editors, examines the ways in which race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, and economic class affect health and the quality of healthcare. Disease topics include breast cancer.

MABCIE - Mid-Atlantic Breast Cancer Information Exchange, Inc.
Offers "Toward a Cure!", a free publication for breast cancer survivors.

Mothers Supporting Daughters With Breast Cancer
Provides guidance specifically for how a mother can be helpful to her daughter during breast cancer treatments.

National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses, Inc.
More than 90 hospitality houses provide family-centered lodging and support services to families and their loved ones who are receiving medical treatment far from home.

NBCCEDP - National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
The NBCCEDP is a nationwide federal program that supports breast and cervical cancer screening services across the country and in five U.S. territories. Screenings are targeted toward women in priority populations, including minority, low-income, and elderly women.

National Breast Cancer Coalition
A national advocacy group that lobbies for increased research funding, access to medical services, and education.

National Cervical Cancer Public Education Campaign
Led by the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation and created to inform the public about prevention, early detection and quality treatment of cervical cancer.

National Family Caregivers Association
Offers information, education, support, public awareness and advocacy to address the common needs of family caregivers.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Find a library, find training materials, a class to take, or someone to teach a class for your organizations. Search NLM Databases using PubMed, IGM, MEDLINEplus.

This reputable site maintains good current links to other Web sites. Oncolink also offers a comprehensive list of cancer support groups.

Providence Health & Services Alaska​
Provides health care and lifetime services for Alaskans of all ages to six communities – Anchorage, Eagle River, Kodiak Island, Mat-Su, Seward and Valdez.

Providence Health Systems
Providence Hospital: Providence Cancer Therapy Center, Providence Guest House, Financial Assistance Counselors, Providence Clinical Trials, Women’s Breast Cancer Support and Help.

SEARHC - Southeast Alaska Breast and Cervical Early Detection Program
Provides breast and cervical cancer screening services to eligible Native and non-Native women living in Southeast Alaska villages serviced by SEARHC. Screening services are available at all SEARHC affiliated clinics.

Social Security Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
Information concerning Social Security, Medicare, Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Have social security number available and be prepared to stay on hold for at least 10 minutes.

Southcentral Foundation
Helps the Native Community achieve wellness through health and related services, in Anchorage and Mat-Su, as well as 55 rural villages.

U.S. National Health Information Center
Provides a National Health Observances calendar, Federal health information centers and clearinghouses, and toll-free numbers for health information.

United States National Library of Medicine
NLM’s links will help you access the following health Information and additional information by subject:

  • MEDLINE: references and abstracts from 4300 biomedical journals
  • MEDLINEplus: finds answers to your health questions
  • Clinical provides information for patients about clinical research studies
  • DIRLINE: Directory of health organizations
  • LOCATORplus: catalog of books, journals in the NLM collection

United Way, Alaska​
United Way works year-round to help provide a variety of services our neighbors count on to help them reach their full potential and keep their families healthy and whole. As a leader in building a stronger, healthier commuity.

Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation
Provides a health care delivery system (including dental services, mental health services, substance abuse counseling, health promotion, etc.) for 58 rural communities in southwest Alaska. ​ 

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