YALE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Yale Cancer Center and the Yale School of Public Health are taking steps to address health inequities in cancer detection, prevention, and care. The Cancer Disparities Firewall Project targets an underserved population at high risk for cancer in New Haven. The Firewall team utilizes NowPow’s screening functionality to screen for basic social needs. Once needs are identified, NowPow’s resource matching logic generates a HealtheRx, which includes a listed set of community-based resources personalized to the patient’s unique health and social conditions. Patients with identified needs are connected with a cancer care navigator who uses NowPow to document, follow up, and provide additional cancer care resources. By not only identifying barriers to care, but also providing resources and follow up, the Yale Cancer Disparities Firewall is engaging patients around cancer prevention and early detection.