JADE CIRCLE PROJECT
The cervical cancer prevention project, Jade Circle, is a new initiative that started in 2011 to address the fact that Vietnamese women have the highest incidence of cervical cancer.
Since 2012 HOPE Clinic provided 2500 Pap tests 13% were abnormal (compared with 6% national average) and over 100 colposcopies were performed. The average time to follow up was 11 days from the date of Pap smear (compared with the baseline of 5 weeks in 2009, before this project was implemented).
Jade Circle saved a total of $380 per patient for each colposcopy performed at HOPE Clinic, compared with private practice, in addition to saving time and stress to our female patients.
As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), HOPE receives HHS funding and Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.
HOPE Clinic is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).