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Northeast Delta HSA, Mary Bird Cancer Center to Host Free Colorectal Cancer Screening Event

Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (NEDHSA) and the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center (MBPCC) will host a free colorectal cancer screening event on July 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the NEDHSA Bastrop Behavioral Health Clinic located at 451 E. Madison Avenue, Bastrop, Louisiana.

NEDHSA Executive Director Dr. Monteic A. Sizer said the agency's patients and vulnerable communities are "disproportionately affected by various forms of cancer and too many other chronic health conditions like heart disease, diabetes, inflammatory disorders, and hypertension."

"This event is significant because we understand the comorbidities our patients have,” Dr. Sizer said. “We are committed to improving the overall population health outcomes of the mentally ill, the addicted, the disabled, and the poor.”

This event follows NEDHSA and MBPCC’s recent announcement of collaboration to ensure citizens with mental health, addiction disorders, and developmental disabilities in Northeast Louisiana have convenient access to prevention and early detection cancer screening services.

This relationship is another facet of the NEDHSA's integrative behavioral health and primary care model to ensure that regional citizens have access to high-quality care, no matter where they enter the healthcare system.

NEDSHA's Integrated Care services include behavioral health and primary care options, addiction services, prevention and wellness strategies, and developmental disability solutions.

Any individual who plans to attend and get a colorectal cancer screen must call 318-414-9758 to make a reservation.