Close the Gap
Close the Gap is a Boston Scientific health equity program dedicated to raising awareness and increasing access to care for underserved patient communities across the U.S. who are at a high risk of suffering from gastrointestinal and pulmonary diseases.
Close the Gap is helping fund research, educate patients and improve access to care. Through grants, product donations and volunteers, we have supported over 50 events since 2013. Other initiatives include:
• Raised almost $200,000 in two years to support disease awareness, patient education and research for colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer and asthma.
• Created patient materials and tools to educate underserved patient populations for colon cancer prevention www.preventcrc.com, severe asthma www.btforasthma.com and pancreatic cancer http://www.bostonscientific.com/en-US/health-conditions/pancreatic-cancer.html.
• Supported the development of patient education tools through the National Pancreas Foundation. Visit www.animatedpancreaspatient.com.