Funded by grants from the State of New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, the Center for Disease Control, and Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, this program provides FREE breast, cervical, colorectal, and prostate cancer screenings to residents of Gloucester County who meet eligibility criteria related to age, income, and insurance status.
Interested applicants can contact CEED for a confidential telephone interview. If accepted into the program, they are referred to a provider in the Gloucester County CEED network for screening services. Underwood-Memorial Hospital is the lead agency in Gloucester County and provides CEED services throughout the county.
The purpose of the CEED program is to educate and screen uninsured residents of the county, particularly minorities, who earn no more than 250% of the federal poverty level. According to the Gloucester County Needs Assessment, Gloucester County reports high incidences in all the major cancers. Census data indicates approximately 6,000 adults in the county are projected to meet those eligibility criteria. In addition, minorities comprise approximately 20% of the residents of the county and statistics indicate that minority mortality rates are higher. During the past year, slightly more than 95% of applicants seeking services met the grant eligibility criteria and all applicants were assisted with healthcare access.