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Hospital training aids uninsured women

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital will be host a provider-training program Thursday to make it easier for women without health insurance to obtain treatment for breast and cervical cancer.

The hospital’s Cancer Center is working with the state Health Education Council’s Gold Country Partnership to train health-care providers to use a Web-based application and data-collection system.



It is hoped providers will use the knowledge to extend the care program to more eligible women, said Ayse Turkseven, manager of the cancer center.

The state’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program covers diagnosis and treatment to qualified patients. It includes necessary surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation. The program is designed for working women who have too much income to qualify for Medi-Cal, but who lack health insurance or are under-insured. About 150 Nevada County women are enrolled in the program.




Providers interested in the training may call 274-6872 for information or to register.

Walk raises awareness of mental illnesses

NAMI Nevada County, an affiliate of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, invites the community to join its Oct. 5 Walk Against Stigma.

NAMI walkers collect pledges from sponsors. They will gather at the Pioneer Park band shell at 10 a.m. on Oct. 5 for a walk through downtown Nevada City, returning to the park for noon refreshments and prizes.

Proceeds from the fund-raiser will go to NAMI’s teen/child depression programs. To participate, call 272-4566 or 273-9458.


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