Cancer Outreach and Education - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Cancer Outreach and Education

Our goal is to educate the local community about the importance of early detection of cancer. Crozer-Keystone staff surveys Delaware County and the state to identify the most common cancers. Using this data, we develop community outreach and education programs. Current efforts focus on breast, colorectal, prostate, skin and lung cancers,

In addition to these outreach events, Crozer-Keystone also offers educational programs and cancer screenings at our hospitals and outpatient centers.

Healthline Services

Healthline ServicesWe offer a comprehensive schedule of outreach events throughout Delaware County, including diversity programs, screening programs, support groups, health fairs, community education programs (specific health related topics available on request), school events, speakers bureau, and more.

Our current cancer programming includes:

  • Breast Cancer Awareness: Throughout the year, we offer educational sessions, Pink in the Park events, mammography events and screenings for uninsured and underinsured women in Delaware County.
  • Colorectal Cancer Awareness: We offer educational sessions and special events in March to honor Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
  • Lung Cancer Awareness: Educational sessions, community outreach events, tobacco cessation programs and low cost/low dose lung screenings to high-risk patients.
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness: We offer prostate screenings as part of our regular comprehensive screening events throughout the year.
  • Skin Cancer Awareness: We offer sun safety education events and skin cancer-screening events.

Passport to Health

Passport to HealthSince 2005, we have offered this program to Delaware County schools through our current partnerships, Fox Chase Crozer-Keystone Cancer Partnership, TD Bank and First Niagara. Designed for third, fourth and fifth graders, Passport to Health educates students about healthy behaviors that could help lower their risk of cancer later in life.

Every month, participating schools receive an activity packet that includes information and kid-friendly worksheets on topics such as genetics, lung cancer and tobacco, exercise, diet and nutrition and sun safety. Students work with the packets during classroom downtime and Crozer-Keystone collects the packets monthly and delivers a new packet.

This program has grown from just five schools in 2005 to 26 schools today, with 5,700 students participating.

Contact Us

Marie DeStefano, RN, MSN
Senior Administrative Director, Oncology
(610) 284-8234
marie.destefano@crozer.org

Debbie Simon
Director, Healthline Services
(610) 284-8158
debra.simon@crozer.org

To request additional information or register for a Healthline event, please call: 1-800-CK-HEALTH (1-800-254-3258).