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Healthy Communities: Detroit-Based Nonprofit Brings Mobile Healthcare Services to Underprivileged Communities

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 4, 2024
HOPE provides free health screenings and mammograms

Focus: HOPE, a Detroit-based nonprofit organization, is offering free mobile health services and mammograms at its food centers throughout the year until fall. The organization has partnered with Wayne State Mobile Health Units and Ascension Michigan to increase access to healthcare resources.

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

According to CEO Portia Roberson in a news release, these services are essential for the well-being of the community 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 in receiving a mammogram with Ascension Michigan must register by calling 313-494-4600. 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

By Samantha Nguyen

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