In more than 18,000 communities across the U.S., more than 75,000 Susan G. Komen volunteers work to help fund breast cancer education, screening and treatment projects for those who need it most.
In order to ensure they are funding programs that address the specific unmet breast health needs of their communities, Komen Affiliates work with local medical experts and community leaders to conduct comprehensive community needs assessments. These community profiles are then used to establish local grant application and review processes consistent with Komen's standards and mission.
Komen Houston is proud to have invested over $50 million into our service area to date.
The $1.3 million dollars Komen Houston is granting this year will support community education, screening and treatment through 22 local projects in all seven counties it serves, including Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery.
Komen Houston funds breast cancer programs including:
• Free mammograms and clinical breast exams for uninsured and underserved patients
• Support groups for breast cancer survivors
• Patient navigators, who help patients overcome barriers to care, have cut the no show rate from 40% to 10%
• Free breast prosthesis and bras for mastectomy patients
• Free transportation to patients for breast cancer treatment
MEET OUR 2015-2016 COMMUNITY GRANT RECIPIENTS
American Cancer Society- $60,000
Asian American Health Coalition- $60,000
Baylor College of Medicine- $42,000
Bayside Healthcare Foundation- $24,000
Boat People, Inc. Houston- $52,260
D’Feet Breast Cancer Inc. - $72,000
Good Neighbor Healthcare Center- $69,000
Harris County Hospital District Foundation- $90,000
Health Center of Southeast Texas- $30,000
Houston Hospice- $21,000
Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation- $120,000 The Houston Methodist Breast Health Initiative Project provides education, clinical breast exams, mammograms, diagnostic services and patient navigation for medically underserved women in the greater Houston area.
Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation- $30,000 The Continued Care in Breast Cancer Treatment and Participation in Clinical Trials in Underserved and Minority Patients Project provides clinical trial education and enrollment for the medically underserved, primarily Hispanic patient population of Denver Harbor.
Lesbian Health Initiative of Houston, Inc.- $27,000
Light & Salt Association- $20,400
Lone Star Community Health Center, Inc. - $45,000
Northeast Hospital Foundation-$69,000
OakBend Medical Center- $30,000
Reconstruction of a Survivor- $15,340
Spring Branch Community Health Center- $18,000
The Rose- $165,000
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston- $210,000
UTMB Angleton Danbury Campus- $30,000