HOPE provides free health screenings and mammograms

Focus: HOPE, a nonprofit organization based in Detroit, is committed to improving the health and well-being of the community by providing free mobile health services and mammograms at its food centers throughout the year until fall. In partnership with Wayne State Mobile Health Units and Ascension Michigan, Focus: HOPE aims to increase access to healthcare resources for marginalized communities.

The Wayne State Mobile Unit, staffed by registered nurses and medical assistants, offers screenings for diabetes, cholesterol, and high blood pressure. Ascension Michigan will provide mammograms to screen for breast cancer. These mobile services will be available once a month with no eligibility requirements.

According to Portia Roberson, CEO of Focus: HOPE, these services are crucial for the community’s well-being and aim to address the disparities in healthcare access faced by marginalized communities. A 2018 survey by the University of Michigan’s Detroit Metro Area Communities Study found that although most Detroiters reported good health, one in five rated their health as fair or poor. Nearly 10% mentioned they could not afford copayments or prescriptions, and less than a third reported difficulty accessing the type of healthcare they desired.

Interested individuals can receive a mammogram with Ascension Michigan by registering by calling 313-494-4600. The mobile mammogram services will be available on Mondays at various locations including Westside Food Center, Eastside Food Center, and Inkster Food Center.

For more information or to contact Nushrat Rahman, email nrahman@freepress.com or call 313-348-7558. Follow her on Twitter @NushratR.

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