Mobile Health Outreach teaches women about breast health and self-exams. They do mammograms and keep medical records for women, giving women who do develop cancer a better chance at a proper diagnosis. Nationally, three or four of every 1,000 women screened are diagnosed with some form of breast abnormality. However, each year at the Southern Women's Show more than twice that number—10 of 1,000 women—are diagnosed with some kind of abnormality that requires monitoring or surgery.
Mobile Health Outreach provides mammograms for women of all socio-economic backgrounds in North and South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia. They ask only for a small donation for their services from those who can afford one, though no one is turned away for an inability to make a donation.
With the help of a "Van-Go", Mobile Health Outreach is able to bring women's health screenings and education to the women that need it—in their rural communities where educating women on health issues is not a priority and access to services is limited, and in the greater metropolitan areas where career schedules may not allow for proper screening. A Van-Go also provides prostate screening for men. A Van-Go is a large RV equipped with the appropriate health screening equipment and certified technicians to administer the tests. Film developing is done right in the vehicle to provide the fastest information to the people being screened. The Van-Go makes scheduled and unscheduled appearances in shopping malls, office parks, and community centers, etc.
Two years ago, Mobile Health Outreach broadened their scope by providing prostate screenings for men and bone density and lipid profile screenings for patients at risk. The primary recipients of care are women who have traditionally not received adequate health services because of their socio-economic backgrounds.
Mobile Health Outreach
Executive Director Sheila Sue Moran
724 Suite C North I-85 Service Road
Charlotte, NC 28216
Published on October 28, 2003