The Phoenix Project, started in 2003, is an award-winning breast cancer project that has been providing free mammogram screenings, diagnostic breast procedures and treatment for many medically underserved individuals. This project has also been offering targeted breast health education and customized approached enabling them to obtain regular mammograms and clinical breast exams.

Over the last 10 years, the program has reached over 30,000 women and provided free screening to approximately 6,300 women. In 2016, the Phoenix Project provided the most mammograms, 970 mammograms, of which 164 were abnormal mammograms, 7 diagnoses were identified as breast cancers, and all women were navigated through treatment.

50% of the women who participated in the Phoenix Project had their first mammogram and 24% of them had never heard about a mammogram before even coming to HOPE Clinic. 10% said they had never had a mammogram before because of cost and lack of insurance, compared with 48% in 2014.

The Phoenix Project will continue to help reduce the burden of cancer risk through risk reduction, early detection, and customized breast health treatment plans.

For more information regarding this program please contact Asha Minix at


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).

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