Governor Cuomo recently announced that nearly $44 million will be awarded to support cancer prevention and early detection programs statewide over the next five years. The Cancer Services Program ($39.4 million) aims to reduce disparities in breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer incidence and mortality through free cancer screening for uninsured and underinsured, low-income populations. Additionally, the $4.5 million Cancer Prevention in Action Program will focus on educating communities about the risk of skin cancer and human papillomavirus among young people and the availability of paid time off for cancer screening. Open Door Family Medical Centers received the largest award, nearly $3.9 million, as the lead of a partnership with HRHCare and the Institute for Family Health to run a program in six counties, including Westchester. For additional information about these awards, click here.