Are you or your family living in Washington or Hancock County and facing barriers associated with your cancer journey? 

The Downeast Cancer Patient Navigators work one-on-one with cancer patients and/or caregivers to make the treatment process easier and more manageable. Navigators are confidential, respectful, compassionate, mindful of patient safety, and free of charge. 
Through the collaboration between the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center, Healthy Acadia, and the Christine B. Foundation, navigators are connecting with those Downeast to eradicate barriers to care and enhance outcomes for those with a cancer diagnosis. We can help you today. Patient navigation programs offer many possible benefits for patients, families, caregivers, and the community including:

-Improves coordination of high-quality care

-Enhanced access to services for all populations

-Removal of barriers to care (nutritional, financial, short-term lodging, and more)

-Improved sharing of resources

-Increased patient satisfaction

Connect With A Navigator, Today.

We are ready to support you and your family through this time. Please, call either of the numbers below to learn more and schedule a time to connect with your new navigator.
Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center (Hancock County): (207) 664-0339
Healthy Acadia (Washington County): (207) 255-3741

Community Collaboration

The Christine B. Foundation began its partnership with Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center and Healthy Acadia in December of 2018 to enhance the Downeast Cancer Patient Navigation program. With initial funding for the program diminishing and the community voicing the need for these services, CBF pledged $10,000 (’19-’20) as well as joined the leadership committee to help sustain the program. Initial funding was provided through a three-year grant from the Maine Cancer Foundation’s Challenge Cancer 2020 Initiative. The H. King and Jean Cummings Charitable Fund and community support maintain the impact of this program. This program is run through community involvement on both the steering committee and the sustainability committee.

Navigation Impact

2019 marks the third year of the program. In 2017, year one, the program provided one-on-one navigation assistance for 92 clients to ensure the best quality care, address barriers to care and empower patients to be in control of their health care. This was higher than our goal, with similar findings amounting to year two.