Outreach initiatives

In addition to providing specialized rehabilitation care in our clinic in North Atlanta, TurningPoint has numerous initiatives to achieve our mission of reducing socioeconomic, racial, cultural, and geographic barriers to care.

Financial assistance, complimentary care and reduced-fee services and programs

A cancer diagnosis impacts a patient’s ability to work and fulfill their usual roles. This often puts significant financial strain on the patient and their family. Through the generosity of donors, sponsors and community grants, many programs and services are complimentary or reduced-fee. TurningPoint also offers financial assistance so that no woman or man going through breast cancer is ever turned away.

TurningPoint close the GAP initiative

The Global Access to Breast Cancer Rehabilitation and Exercise Community Partnership Initiative is a coalition led by TurningPoint that includes clinical and research experts in breast cancer survivorship from across the United States (Georgia, Michigan and Louisiana), Canada, Bahamas, Denmark, Ireland and Iraq.

Close the GAP initiative goal
To work towards health justice in breast cancer survivorship in partnership
with local communities.

Objectives

Leadership
This collaborative project is led by TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation, a non-profit 501(c)3 healthcare organization based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Project principals

Jill Binkley, PT, MSc, CLT, FAAOMPT
Program Director, TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation, Atlanta, Georgia 

Kitiboni Rolle Adderley, PT, DPT, CLT 
Handling Your Health Wellness and Rehab, Bahamas

Kristin Campbell, PT, MSc, PhD
Professor, Department of Physical Therapy at University of British Columbia in Vancouver and Associate Member of the School of Population and Public Health and Director of the Clinical Exercise Physiology Laboratory, University of
British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Deb Doherty, PT, PhD
Associate Professor, Coordinator of the Graduate Certificate in
Oncology Rehabilitation, Oakland University, Michigan

Sheryl Gabram, MD, MBA, FACS
Chief Scientific Officer, Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education

April Gamble, PT, DPT, CLT
ACR- The American Center for Rehabilitation, Kurdistan, Iraq

Siobhan O’Reilly, MISCP, MPA, MSc, CLT
The O’Reilly Center, Dublin, Ireland

Bolette Rafn, PT, PhD
Cancer Survivorship and Treatment Late Effects Research Unit, Department of Oncology at Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Lisa VanHoose, PT, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor and Program Director, Physical Therapy Department at the University of Louisiana Monroe, LA

TurningPoint Atlanta initiative to increase access to care for black breast cancer survivors

This unique boots-on-the-ground initiative is mindfully working alongside the community to directly impact Black survivors via a culturally relevant and community-based approach to reduce survivorship care barriers and facilitate expansion of community resources.

Rehabilitation care is provided at a downtown satellite clinic in partnership with the Center for Black Women’s Wellness, via telerehabilitation and through TurningPoint’s virtual survivorship education and support programs.

 

TurningPoint team

Jill Binkley, PT, MSc, CLT, FAAOMPT
TurningPoint Program Director

Janae Finley, PT, DPT, CES, CLT
TurningPoint Physical Therapist

Marlena Murphy
Community Advocate

Atlanta initiative community coalition members

Valencia Bascho-George, ACSM C-EP, CES
Exercise Coach, Grady Memorial Hospital – Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence

Alicia Graves, OTR/L, CLT
Senior Occupational Therapist, Grady Health System, Department of Rehabilitation

Kim Lipscomb, MD
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist, Northside Hospital

Pooja Mishra, MBA, MHA, FACHE, LSSGB
Vice President, Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence, Grady Health System

April Reid, BA, MPA
Wellness Program Manager, Center for Black Women’s Wellness

Reverend Cynthia Rivers, MSc, Mdiv
Adjunct Instructor, The Interdenominational Theological Center and Founder/Pastor, Imani Ministries

William (Bill) Stubblefield, BS, MS
Retired Corporate Executive, TurningPoint Board of Directors

Tiah Tomlin, BS, MS
Community Engagement Manager, UnitedHealthcare; Founder, My Style Matters

Other TurningPoint Outreach Initiatives

Rural Georgia

In an effort to reduce the geographic barrier to care for women and men impacted by breast cancer, TurningPoint provides physical therapy services via telerehabilitation and through virtual survivorship education, counseling, and support groups.

TurningPoint Team

Carrie Kozel, PT, DPT, CES, CLT
TurningPoint Senior Physical Therapist

Jill Binkley, PT, MSc, CLT, FAAOMPT
TurningPoint Program Director

Detroit Initiative

In partnership with Oakland University, the Sisters’ Network of Greater Metropolitan Detroit and the National Association of Black Physical Therapists, TurningPoint is working to increase access to care for Black breast cancer survivors in Detroit. This initiative is funded by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.