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Community Wellness

Through its Close the Gap Health Equity for Life Initiative, Boston Scientific works to reduce health disparities for the underserved, ensuring their access to quality care and supporting disease prevention and awareness programs to help patients reduce risks for chronic illness, including colon cancer, heart disease, pancreatic cancer and asthma. As part of the initiative, Boston Scientific is working with physicians, nonprofit organizations and community groups to advance the fight on colon cancer through awareness, education and access to screening.
Boston Scientific is a proud founding sponsor of the Colon Cancer Alliance’s Blue Hope Prevention Program. The program provides qualifying uninsured and underinsured patients with access to free or lower cost screening colonoscopies, or stipends to reduce the costs associated with screening.
 
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Product Donations for Free Screenings – Request product donations and support for free hospital-based screening events for your patients.

 
Andrea Uhde Sheperd Quote

Andrea Uhde Sheperd Kentucky Colon Cancer Prevention Project

"Close the Gap is making a huge impact in our community and ensuring more people are getting screened, including the areas of our city and state where the most health disparities exist."

Dr. Whitney Jones Quote

Dr. Whitney Jones Midwest Gastroenterology Associates Louisville, KY

"Close the Gap ensures that all patients regardlress of their insurance status can be treated equally with regards to the opportunity to be screened for colorectal cancer."

 
 

Advancing Patient Care

We share your desire to ensure that all patients receive optimal care. That’s why we’re dedicated to raising awareness and increasing access to care for those at high risk for gastrointestinal diseases.
Close the Gap

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 who are at high-risk of suffering from gastrointestinal diseases.
 

Funding Research

The Close the Gap team is committed to funding research, educating patients and improving access to care.
Fundraising Walks

Fundraising Walks

Every year, Boston Scientific employees volunteer and participate in fundraising walks across the country hosted by The Lustgarten Foundation to raise money for disease research.

No Shave November

No Shave November

Boston Scientific employees have raised more than $100K through the No Shave November program for research.

Patient and Community Awareness Initiatives 

Close the Gap is helping to educate patients and raise awareness of colorectal and pancreatic cancer. Highlights from the program include:
 
New Patient Education Card Now Available

New Patient Education Card Now Available!

Talk with your rep about a new tool to help educate your patients about gastrointestinal diseases and treatment options.

 

 

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