TIBURCIO VASQUEZ HEALTH CENTER, INC. RECEIVES A $10,000 GRANT FROM BOSTON SCIENTIFIC
Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center (TVHC) recently received a $10,000 grant from Boston Scientific Foundation to support the agency’s Colorectal Cancer Prevention Project. TVHC will use this grant toward grocery store gift card incentives to patients who complete and return FIT (fecal immunochemical tests) kits. The tests are a convenient and noninvasive way to screen for hidden blood in the stool, which can be an early sign of cancer
Boston Scientific Foundation Funds programs that aim to improve the health of those who are economically disadvantaged. One of the foundation’s priorities is addressing cancer prevention through disease awareness and diagnosis.
“The Colorectal Cancer Prevention Program is an important addition to TVHC’s essential health care for individuals and families. We’re grateful to the Boston Scientific Foundation for working with us to address the need for colorectal screenings,” says David B. Vliet, Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center’s CEO.
Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center is a federally qualified health center founded nearly 50 years ago in donated trailers on loaned land, serving migrant workers and other marginalized groups who otherwise had little or no access to health care. Today, TVHC works to reduce health disparities among low-income individuals and families in San Leandro, Ashland, Cherryland, Hayward and Union City. With a staff of over 300 health professionals, TVHC operates eight primary care clinics, four WIC nutrition services locations; and one behavioral health and family support services site. To learn more about TVHC, visit www.tvhc.org