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Organization:   Delta Memorial Hospital
Location:   Dumas
Grant Year:   2004
Grant Amount:   $95,000
Project Description:   Link to Life program addresses breast health, osteoporosis, prenatal and infant care in southeast Arkansas.


  • Community Outreach Coordinator conducted bone and breast health classes, developed advertising information, installed educational displays with pamphlets.
  • Hospital purchased new diagnostic imaging machines and software to track and follow-up with patients on bone density and mammogram testing.
  • Contracted with Nurse Educator to conduct prenatal classes, particularly with Hispanic community.

Lives Affected

71 prenatal mothers educated. 456 received bone density and mammography screening. 199 participated in breast and bone education classes.

Cost Effectiveness

Three cases of previously undetected breast lumps would have cost well above $95,000 for treatment for more advanced case.

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