Susan G. Komen® Central Tennessee is the local source for funding breast cancer detection, support and educational awareness in 25 Counties. Komen Central Tennesse is investing more than $5.5 million in education, diagnosis, treatment and support programs that serve uninsured or underinsured central Tennessee counties residents. To learn more about how these programs and services are selected for funding by Komen Central Tennessee click here.
2016-2017 Grant Recipients
This year, Komen Central Tennessee awarded approximately $375,000 to local programs in the Greater Nashville and Upper Cumberland regions. Grants are selected by our independent Grant Review Panel as those that will have the greatest impact in serving underserved women in our service area. Susan G. Komen for the Cure is not a direct service provider.
Greater Nashville Community Grant Recipients
The Champions for Breast Health Program will provide mammograms for underserved and minority women in Montgomery County and educate these women to take personal actions to improve their breast health, reduce their risk of breast cancer, and seek access to affordable breast screening services.
The Women’s Access to Care Program will provide direct access to clinical breast exams, screening mammograms, diagnostic mammograms, and ultrasounds to uninsured women of Middle Tennessee and provided outreach educational programs/materials to women in Davidson, Wilson, and Trousdale counties.
This project provides free screening mammograms and follow up care for uninsured women over the age of 40 years as part of Nashville General Hospital’s fourteenth annual Mammograms in May program.
The Primary Care and Hope Clinic’s Ladies for Life program provides clinical breast breast health education, clinical breast examinations, and mammogram referrals to uninsured and underserved women in Davidson and Rutherford counties. The goal of the program is to provide education and increase access to screening in order to increase early detection among underserved and uninsured women.
The Siloam Family Health Center program provides breast cancer screening and education to low-income, uninsured women, many of whom are newly arrived immigrants and refugees. Grant funds will provide clinical breast examinations and breast health education for female patients.
The Tennessee Breast and Cervical Screening Project (TBSCP) targets uninsured and underinsured women in the Greater Nashville area for breast screening, diagnostic services, and breast cancer education. The goal of the project is to and serve women by improving access, explaining procedures and case managing women who need further tests to rule out or confirm breast cancer.
Our Mission in Motion is a mobile mammography outreach program by St. Thomas Health Services to bring mammography screenings directly to women where they work, live, and shop. This program targets two populations: employed women, and women who are uninsured or underinsured throughout the 12 county area.
The After Breast Cancer (ABC) Program offered by the YMCA of Middle Tennessee provides health and wellness guidance, education, encouragement and support for breast cancer survivors through a free 16-week program.
The Educational, Emotinal & Psycho-Social Support project targets women at risk for breast cancer and women with breast cancer, including African American women, and their families and friends, with the goal of enabling and facilitating them in developing a community of support for themselves and for each other through education.
Progreso Community Center’s Breast Screening Case Management for Hispanic Women Program provides access to mammograms to uninsured Hispanic women in Davidson County.
Upper Cumberland Community Grant Recipients
The Upper Cumberland Pink Ribbon of Hope “Save a Life” Project by the Women’s Center and the Cancer of CRMC will provide screenings, diagnostic services, and genetic counseling to uninsured and underinsured women throughout the 14 counties of the Upper Cumberland region.
The Tennessee Breast and Cervical Screening Project (TBSCP) targets uninsured and underinsured women in the Upper Cumberland region for breast screening, diagnostic services, and breast cancer education. The goal of the project is to and serve women by improving access, explaining procedures and case managing women who need further tests to rule out or confirm breast cancer.
The GO PINK Program offered by the YMCAs of Putnam and Sparta Counties provides free wellness guidance, education, and support for all breast cancer survivors of Upper Cumberland.