Call Project Self-Sufficiency at 973-940-3500 to schedule your appointment for a free mammogram!
The New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJ CEED) Program, with funding from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the State of New Jersey, provides funding to all 21 counties in the state for comprehensive breast, cervical, prostate and colorectal cancer education, outreach, and screening. Men and women whose income is under 250% of the Federal poverty level and have no insurance are eligible for the program. Free mammograms and pap tests are available through the NJCEED) program administered by the Sussex County Health Department. Follow-up diagnostics, including additional mammography views, breast ultrasounds, and biopsies can also be provided. Interested participants are encouraged to call 973-579-0570, ext. 1246. In addition, Newton Medical Center will provide a free mammogram for women who qualify through the Newton Medical Center Foundation's "Mammograms Save Lives" program. Those without health insurance are encouraged to contact Newton Medical Center's Education/Outreach office at 973-579-8340 for more information.
Since 1997, Project Self-Sufficiency has proudly partnered with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® North Jersey Affiliate to increase awareness of the importance of early detection in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. Project Self-Sufficiency's Breast Health Awareness Program consists of:
- Referral for free mammograms for uninsured and underinsured Women over the age of 40;
- Breast Cancer Awareness Presentations;
- Annual Tie-a-Ribbon Campaign;
- Participation in the Annual Race for the Cure;
- Mammograms Save Lives Public Relations Effort
- Annual Family Health Fair
The Project Self-Sufficiency Breast Health Awareness Program has reached more than 70,000 girls and women.