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Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition
96 East Callahan St. Suite 479-01 Rome, GA 30161; P:706-295-6048; F:706-295-6384

The Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition, Inc. is a collaboration of 9 counties in Northwest Georgia whose vision is to build a national model of comprehensive rural cancer control. Our mission is to develop exemplary cancer related education, communications, prevention, early detection, treatment and research programs.

Contact Information
Gena B. Agnew, Executive Director
P: 706-295-6048; F: 706-295-6384; E: gagnew@nwgacancer.org

Website: http://www.nwgacancer.org

Communities Served
Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield Counties

Initiatives

  • Prevention and Screening (early detection, diagnosis)
  • DCH/Northwest Georgia Breast Cancer Screening Fund
  • DHR/Northwest Georgia Colorectal/Prostate Cancer Awareness Programs
  • Chattooga County Screening Project – a medically underserved county project to encourage screening and promote awareness
  • Health Initiative for Men – Annual event to target primarily African American Men for Prostate Cancer Awareness including lectures, digital rectal exams, and public service announcements along with a wide variety of other health screenings.
  • Community Soup Kitchen Health Fair – Annual event targeting lower socio-economic, medically underserved in Floyd and surrounding counties
  • Hispanic/Latino Health Fair in Dalton – Annual event which sees around 3,000 each year.
  • Ladies Night Out – Annual Walker County health fair event which targets all women and their health needs, including screenings.
  • Multiple other Health Fairs throughout the region throughout the year

Treatment

  • Fuller Cancer Center at Hutcheson Medical Center in Ringgold
  • Northwest Georgia Internal Medicine in Calhoun
  • Hamilton Cancer Institute at Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton
  • Harbin Clinic Cancer Center in Rome
  • Cancer Navigators – a non-profit organization that helps cancer patients navigate through the health care system during treatment and afterwards

Research

  • Regional Bio-Repository located at Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton
  • Local Bio-Repository Nodes located at: Floyd Medical Center in Rome
  • Gordon Hospital in Calhoun
  • Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton
  • Hutcheson Medical Center in Ft. Oglethorpe
  • Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome
  • The Georgia Cancer Quality Information Exchange/Lung Cancer Project - Harbin Clinic, Floyd Medical Center, Redmond Regional Medical Center are demonstration partners with Georgia Cancer Coalition, focusing on lung cancer in a pilot project to develop a system for measuring the quality of cancer care. Rome's high lung cancer rate and other factors --including the unique grouping of Harbin, Floyd and Redmond as private, public and national health care representatives helped establish the area as this demonstration site for "The Exchange."
  • Multiple Clinical Cancer Trials


Community Education

  • Community Health Advisor Training Program – in conjunction with Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center
  • Community Health Advisor Network Program – in conjunction with Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center
  • Tour de Georgia – Annual event promoting “Live Healthy Georgia”
  • www.nwgacancer.org – web site with cancer resource information and links
    Gordon Hospital Cancer Resource Center in Calhoun

Professional Education

  • Cancer Care Nurse Navigator Program – through Georgia Highlands College
  • Cancer Care Navigator Program – through Georgia Highlands College
  • Radiation Therapy Program at Coosa Valley Technical College
  • 2007 Palliative Cancer Care Summit - May 10-11, Winshape Center, Rome

Partners

  • Gordon Hospital
  • Hamilton Medical Center
  • Hutcheson Medical Center
  • Public Health Districts 1-1 and 1-2
  • Rome Floyd Cancer Initiative, Inc.
  • Floyd Medical Center
  • Harbin Clinic
  • Redmond Regional Medical Center
  • Rome Radiology
  • Southeastern Pathology
  • Coosa Valley Technical College
  • Berry College
  • Georgia Highlands College
  • Shorter College
  • Area Cancer Survivors
  • American Cancer Society


Program Overview (PDF)

 

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