2019-2020 Grant Recipients

GREATER NASHVILLE

  • FAITH FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER:  
    • Faith Family Medical Center works to ensure that women within Davidson County that are uninsured/underinsured have resources to primary care, nutritional counseling, and educational classes in the community garden, breast exams and education. Their “Women’s Health Initiative program provides clinical breast exams, mammograms referrals, breast self-awareness education follow-up process to stay within the continuum of care for breast health and assistance with patients fear, stress and self-care. To become a patient or gain more information, visit https://faithmedical.org/. 
  • SILOAM FAMILY HEALTH CENTER: 
    • Siloam Family Health Center works to ensure that immigrants, newcomers, refugees and migrants that are uninsured/underinsured or underserved, have a safe environment to receive breast health and education within the Greater Nashville region. Their “Providing Breast Health Care Services to Vulnerable Women in Middle Tennessee” program provides clinical breast exams, mammogram referrals, diagnostic imaging, on-staff social workers, an on staff pastor and educational resources. To become a patient or gain more information, visit https://siloamhealth.org/ 
  • ST. THOMAS – OUR MISSION IN MOTION: 
    • St. Thomas works to ensure that women within the Greater Nashville region have access to breast health services. Focusing on those who are low income, uninsured/underinsured between the ages of 40 and up. Their “Our Mission in Motion Mobile Mammography” program provides free mammograms, breast health education, nurse navigators to help them through the continuum of care, with decreasing transportation challenges. Traveling to local community clinics, health departments, banks, schools and churches, 5 to 6 days a week to ensure women’s access to breast health care. To see their calendar and to schedule an appointment, visit https://www.saintthomasdoctors.com/mobilemammography 
  • TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: 
    • The Tennessee Department of Health works to ensure that women and men within each county in the Greater Nashville region have access to breast services to prevent morbidity and mortality through early detection. Reaching those who are unserved/underserved and uninsured/underinsured by removing the cost and access to care barriers. Their “Tennessee Breast and Cervical Screening Program” provides breast cancer screening, diagnostic testing, and referrals for treatment, education and patient navigations to follow the continuum of care. To become a patient or to gain more information, visit https://www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/fhw/mch-cancer.html 
  • YMCA OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE:
    • The YMCA of Middle Tennessee works to ensure that women have a support system after breast cancer through education, training and evaluations. Their “After Breast Cancer” program provides educational seminars, wellness and nutritional guidance, lymphedema education, a 16-week membership and support groups. With their Pink Ribbon Certified Trainers, they will focus on growing women’s spirit, mind and bodies for current cancer patients and survivors. For more information, visit http://www.ymcamidtn.org/after-breast-cancer 

 

CHATTANOOGA

  • BREAST CANCER SUPPORT SERVICES: 
    • Breast Cancer Support Services works to ensure women receive assistance well in active treatment. Going through breast cancer treatments can be difficult, but it should not determine if one receives their treatments or if they pay a bill. Their “Emergency Fund Program” provides support, services and resources to women, men and families living with metastatic breast cancer financial ease with providing up to $850 to those in active treatment, within all counties in the Chattanooga region. This assistance allows patients and their families to remain in their homes, with utilities on to allow them to complete their treatments on time during a time that may not allow them to work. For more information, visit http://www.bcss-chattanooga.org/  
    • The Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership provides breast health services within the large Hispanic population in Whitfield and Murray Counties. Working to decrease culturally taboos around breast health, spread education and help those who are uninsured/underinsured and unserved/underserved. Their “Direct Services-Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnostics Program” provides mammograms, diagnostic services, and working with their Promotoras de Salud program to spread education. For more information, visit https://www.nghp.org/  
  • NORTHWEST GEORGIA HEALTHCARE PARTNERSHIP – PROMOTORAS DE SALUD:
    • The Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnerships provides breast health education within the large Hispanic population in Whitfield and Murray Counties. Providing translation service at their educational workshops and transportation services for those in need to increase screening. Their “Promotoras de Salud” program is helping to break down the cultural taboos around breast exams, increase education and healthcare navigation. For more information, visit https://www.nghp.org/ 
  • TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH:
    • The Tennessee Department of Health’s mission is to provide free screenings and diagnosis to the uninsured/underinsured individuals to help prevent morbidity and to decrease mortality. With removing the cost of screening, they hope to increase early detection within women 40 to 64 years of age. Their “Tennessee Breast and Cervical Screening Program” provides clinical breast exams, mammograms, diagnostic services and educational materials to the Chattanooga region. To become a patient or to gain more information, visit https://www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/fhw/mch-cancer.html. 

 

UPPER CUMBERLAND

  • PUTNAM COUNTY YMCA:
    • The Putnam County YMCA helps breast cancer individuals through all phases of recovery and survivorship. Establishing support, education, total body healing in the spirit, mind and body within the Upper Cumberland region. Their “Go Pink Program” provides a 6-month YMCA membership, wellness services, lymphedema education, one-on-one sessions with a Pink Ribbon Certified Trainer, a 10-week Weight Watchers program, educational seminars, fitness group classes and support groups. This program helps to improve functional abilities, reduce stress and aid in the prevention of recurrence of breast cancer. For more information or to join the program, visit https://pcfymca.org/programs/go-pink-program/ .

 

For questions regarding our 2019-2020 grants, please contact Dana Niven at dniven@komencentraltennessee.org or at 615-383-0017.