2018-2019 Grant Recipients

Greater Nashville:

  • Austin Peay State University – The purpose of this program is to provide mammography for the underserved and minority women within Montgomery County who require evidence-based screening based upon their age and to educate these women to take personal action to improve their breast health, reduce their risk of breast cancer and to seek access to affordable breast cancer services. Key activities to accomplish this purpose include clinical exams, care by nurse practitioners, mammogram screenings, follow up care calls to assure that the mammograms was obtains and education/support through health forums on actions to take for breast health.
  • Charis Health Center – The Women’s Health Access to Care through Charis is to reduce female breast cancer deaths through increased awareness, early detection, diagnosis, outreach education and treatment within the Wilson and Trousdale counties. Providing accessible and affordable care for uninsured women’s health with providing women with a direct access to clinical breast exams, screening, mammograms, diagnostic mammograms and ultrasounds.
  • Friends in General – Friends in General is providing mammography at no cost to residents of middle Tennessee with the emphasis of African American women. Offering health outcomes that encourage women to get proper and timely mammograms and screenings to ensure early detection of breast cancer.
  • Faith Family Medical Center – Faith Family Medical Center works to ensure that low-income, uninsured/underinsured women enter, remain in and progress through the continuum of care for breath health. Providing education, screening, annual exams and clinical breast exams through mammograms. In addition, providing assistances with patients fear, stress and the importance of self-care.
  • Meharry Medical College Center for Women’s Health Research The United Against Breast Cancer program aims to reduce the incidence and mortality related to breast cancer among African American women, Hispanic women and immigrant women in Davidson County. The overarching goals of the program are to increase awareness about breast health and breast-screening resources, understanding the benefits of early detection and survivor support/counseling. Accomplishing their goals through community forums, providing free mammograms, navigating the newly diagnosed through the medical and emotional challenges of breast cancer and promoting survivorship.
  • Progreso Community Center – The Progreso Community Center will assist Hispanic women within the target communities. Focusing on prevention, access to health care and reducing disparities through mammograms and education.
  • Siloam Family Health Center – Siloam will be providing breast cancer screenings and mammogram referrals to low-income, uninsured women and newly arrived immigrants/refugees. Many patients are foreign-born and face multiple barriers in accessing quality healthcare and education. Providing clinical breast examinations, screening diagnostics and free or discounted mammograms. These programs will empower women in the community to make informed decisions about their breast health.
  • Saint Thomas: Our Mission In Motion – Our Mission In Motion is a mobile mammography outreach program of Saint Thomas Health, bringing screening mammography to women annually within the greater Nashville service area with the focus on the uninsured, low income women. Traveling to local community clinics, health departments, banks, schools and churches, 5 to 6 days a week to ensure multiple points of access.
  • Tennessee Department of Health – The Tennessee Department of Health plans to help individuals through targeted outreach and the provision of breast health services accessible in every county, the Tennessee Department of Health is able to reach rarely or never screened women by removing both the cost and access to care barriers. With Susan G. Komen funding, they are able to providing screening and diagnostic services to symptomatic men and women.
  • YMCA of Middle Tennessee – The After Breast Cancer program provides education, encouragement, wellness guidance and support for survivors of breast cancer. A free 16 week program will provide access to Lymphedema education and screening, range of motion evaluation, personal training, nutrition education, educational seminars and fellowship events. Engaging the African American women within target counties, through outreach and expanding programs, increasing engagement with this high-risk population.

 

Chattanooga:

  • Erlanger Health System – The Breast Health Inreach Program at Erlanger provides financial assistance, education and navigation for screening, mammograms and diagnostic imaging. Holding the goal of increasing compliance with needed breast imaging studies by removing the financial barriers faced by low-income and uninsured individuals. The goal of this program is to educate, empower and increase utilization of early detection modalities for diagnosis of breast cancer in low-income and uninsured individuals with the shared knowledge that the earlier we find breast cancer the higher the probability we can cure the individual of the disease.
  • Erlanger Southside/Dodson Avenue Community Health – Fighting For A Cure2 Project through Erlanger will focus on providing mammography and diagnostic service to uninsured and underinsured African American and Hispanic women and offer educational materials to individuals within the target communities. Through this project, we expect to reduce death rates of breast cancer in women living in Hamilton County targeted by Susan G. Komen. By following patients who receive these services through our tracking measures, we hope to repost all results to Susan G. Komen as well as the health centers’ management and board of directors.
  • Memorial Health Care System Foundation – The goals of Memorial Health Care is to offer a full range of breast cancer services ranging from early detection, outreach/education, nurse navigation, treatment, follow up services and survivorship. These services are provided for all women regardless of their ability to pay, offering support for uninsured and underinsured women to receive mammograms and diagnostics. The Memorial Health Care Systems goal is to reduce breast cancer mortality rates in their service area by detecting cancers earlier while targeting high risk populations.
  • Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership-Promotoras de Salud  – The Promotoras de Salud provides breast health education, immigrant outreach, patient navigation and case management to combat cultural taboos around breast exams, lack of breast health knowledge and lack healthcare access and navigation savvy. Their target populations are economically disadvantaged Hispanics and non-or-under insured. Their key activities occur in tandem with their Direct Service and Screening Program in providing education and helping them access screening and follow up services.
  • Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership- Direct Services- Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnostics Program – The Direct Services- Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnostics Program addresses the large Hispanic populations in Whitfield and Murray Counties, which present issues of cultural taboos around breast exams, lack of health insurance and absence of health access and navigation savvy with the target populations of Hispanics and non- or-under insured. Their key activates occur in tandem with our Promotoras de Salud program, so that individual reached via Promotoras will have access to breast cancer screening and diagnostics regardless of ability to afford services. Their desired result is that individuals reached by Promotoras will receive screening and recommended follow up within a week of referral.
  • Tennessee Department of Health – The Tennessee Department of Health plans to help individuals through targeted outreach and the provision of breast health services accessible in every county, the Tennessee Department of Health is able to reach rarely or never screened women by removing both the cost and access to care barriers. With Susan G. Komen funding, they are able to providing screening and diagnostic services to symptomatic men and women.

Upper Cumberland:

  • Putnam Co. Family YMCA – The process of the YMCA is to provide free comprehensive wellness services, education and support for all breast cancer survivors in Upper Cumberland. Key activities include: educational/screening by a Lymphedema Specialist, one/one sessions with a certified trainer, Weight Watcher Programs, Educational seminars, support and fitness group classes and a 6 month YMCA membership. This program is designed to assist breast cancer at all phases of recovery and survivorship to gain strength, support and alleviate pain.
  • Tennessee Department of Health – The Tennessee Department of Health plans to help individuals through targeted outreach and the provision of breast health services accessible in every county, the Tennessee Department of Health is able to reach rarely or never screening women by removing both the cost and access to care barriers. With Susan. G. Komen funding they are able to provide screening and diagnostic services to symptomatic men and women. With the goal to service all clients in the service areas, efforts with target Clay, Macon and Smith counties.

 

For questions regarding our 2018-2019 grants, please contact Daveisha Moore at dmoore@komencentraltennessee.org or at 615-383-0017.