Smith Center for Healing and the Arts Grantee Spotlight
- 2016 - 2017 Award Amount: $25,000
Smith Center for Healing and Arts
1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 483-8600 (office)
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts is a 19 year-old nonprofit health, education, and arts organization in Washington DC. Its mission is to develop and promote healing practices that explore physical, emotional, and mental resources that lead to life-affirming changes for people affected by cancer. It is the only stand-alone cancer support organization serving Washington, DC.
QHF’s grant of $25,000 will support training of clinical healthcare providers and patients for the Patient-Provider Education Project (PPEP). This project engages health providers with African American breast cancer survivors to develop solutions for improving care in underserved communities fostering overall positive patient outcomes. Utilizing dialogue and education, the Project will improve patient-provider communication, trust and understanding thereby improving health information dialogue. Smith Center will conduct process and impact evaluation of each phase of the project to assess its value as a best practice model for improving communication between African Americans and health care providers thereby impacting adherence to cancer screening and treatment recommendations.