National Witness Project (NWP)
The Witness Project educates and engages participants on early cancer detection through stories told by breast and cervical cancer survivors in churches and community settings. We offer patient navigation and screening assistance. Patient navigators are trained, culturally competent health care workers who guide patients, family members and physicians through the health care system to ensure that their needs are being met. For more information about the Buffalo/Niagara Witness Project, call 716-845-3383.
Esperanza y Vida (EyV)
Meaning “Life and Hope” in Spanish, Esperanza y Vida is a program that educates and helps increase breast, cervical cancer and diabetes screening in Latinas living in rural and urban areas. We offer translation, patient navigation and screening assistance. Patient navigators are trained, culturally competent health care workers who guide patients, family members and physicians through the health care system to ensure that their needs are being met. For more information regarding Esperanza y Vida, contact Jomary Colon at 716-845-4623, or at Jomary.Colon@RoswellPark.org.
Caring for a loved one with cancer can be an extremely profound and meaningful experience. We also know that being a caregiver can bring times of confusion, stress, fear and a host of other experiences. The CARE Lab at Roswell Park is passionate about understanding more about caregiving so that we can develop strategies to reduce suffering and enhance outcomes that matter to caregivers and patients.
Our patient navigators work closely with the primary care providers at Federally Qualified Health Centers across Western New York to provide support and navigation related to cancer screening. The navigators discuss screening eligibility with patients and providers, and assist with scheduling screening appointment.
ROCKstars is a diverse and inclusive program that has created a pathway for members of underserved and underrepresented communities to help shape and influence research by bringing their personal and family experiences to the table and expanding on the populations represented in cancer studies and trials.
Roswell AIR (Awareness, Information and Resources) partners with the community to reduce barriers to lung-cancer screening among underserved communities in Western New York, especially Blacks, Hispanics and senior citizens.