In 1996, Grounds for Health was founded by a member of the coffee industry who recognized that thousands of women in coffee-growing communities were dying needlessly from cervical cancer.
There is no connection between coffee and cervical cancer. There is, however, a definite correlation between rural areas—places where coffee is grown—and cervical cancer rates. Women in these areas do not have access to adequate screening and treatment services that could save their lives.
Grounds for Health partners with coffee cooperatives and communities to ensure these women gain access to the best possible care.