Panhandle Breast Health works to decrease the number of breast cancer deaths by increasing mammogram rates through education, access and advocacy. In addition to Health and Resource Fairs, PBH is available for presentations at civic organizations, church groups, schools, employee groups and more.
Back on Track Breast Cancer Screening Initiative is an awareness campaign to educate Potter county residents, especially those who are at higher risk of cancer, on the vital importance of breast cancer screenings. And for those who are uninsured, provide no-cost screening and/or diagnostic mammograms and, if necessary, biopsies. PBH also navigates people into the health care system and provide resources for additional services such as cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccinations.
PBH's Rural Initiative works to decrease the number of breast cancer deaths by increasing the up-to-date mammography rate throughout the 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle. PBH provides no-cost mammograms to uninsured women aged 40 an over, who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months and whose household income is not more than 400 percent of the poverty rate. Screening are also available for those under 40 and male with a physician's referral.
The Amarillo Area Foundation / Community Health Foundation has awarded PBH a Capacity Building Grant for Strategic Planning and Board Training. This is especially important as PBH develops partnerships with rural hospitals. In 2023, we contracted with Pampa Regional Medical Center to provide no-cost screening mammograms to uninsured women.