CCHD and Indian Family Health Clinic are Encouraging People to “ASK ME!”

The Cascade City-County Health Department (CCHD) is pleased to continue with the “ASK ME!” campaign. This is an exciting and different program to increase cancer screening rates and awareness in Cascade and Chouteau Counties.

For the month of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Penny Paul, CCHD Community Health Education Specialist, is teaming with the Indian Family Health Clinic in Great Falls. When clients ask about the “ASK ME!” button staff members are wearing, they will be handed a card containing cancer screening information. This is a great way to initiate a conversation with their medical provider about a very important topic: cancer screening.

“The Indian Family Health Clinic is happy to participate in this vital program to get the word out to our patients and the community regarding the importance of breast cancer screening,” says Clinic Director Jason Gleason. “Such screening can have a profound impact on a patient’s health and well-being, many times meaning the difference between life and death.”

The “ASK ME!” campaign is a project of the Montana Cancer Control Coalition Early Detection Team.