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DHSS Press Release



Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498
Email: jill.fredel@state.de.us

Date: May 17, 2012
DHSS-50-2012





MEDIA BRIEFING ADVISORY


WHAT: Delaware's Division of Public Health offers free cancer screenings to the uninsured and underinsured and treatment to the uninsured; it is programs and investments such as these that helped Delaware close the health disparities gap between whites and African Americans in colorectal cancer, and reduce the incidence and mortality rates of many cancers. Join Congressman Carney, Delaware Health and Social Services, members of the medical community, Delaware Cancer Consortium, and a cancer patient to celebrate the Screening for Life and Community Healthcare Access Programs. Information will be provided on how to sign up and what services are available.
WHO: The Honorable John Carney, US House of Representatives Rita Landgraf, secretary, Delaware Department of Health and Social Karyl Rattay, director, MD, MS, Delaware's Division of Public Health Stephen S. Grubbs, MD, medical oncologist and managing partner of Medical Oncology Hematology Consultants, Christiana Care Health System's Helen F. Graham Cancer Center Delaware Cancer Consortium Screening for Life patient and staff
WHEN: May 22, 2012 at 1 p.m.
WHERE: Claymont Community Center
3301 Green St., Claymont, DE 19703
Delaware Room, off lobby

Visuals: Claymont Health Center Clinic tour immediately following press conference.



Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.





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