Komen Houston is proud to announce that it is granting $3.27 million dollars this year to local organizations and for the first time ever, every single county it serves is being funded.
2011-2012 Komen Houston Grant Recipients
American Cancer Society- $225,000 The American Cancer Society’s Breast Prosthesis Project provides a new weighted breast prosthesis and two bras to uninsured and underinsured mastectomy patients, upon request with appropriate screening by a health professional. The Transportation Program provides transportation to breast cancer patients who need assistance getting to their treatment.
Asian American Health Coalition- $146,000The Asian American Health Coalition’s Project Phoenix provides breast cancer education, screening, patient navigation services, diagnostics and breast cancer treatment for Asian American women. Services are provided in numerous Asian languages.
Baylor College of Medicine- $125,462 Baylor College of Medicine’s Breast Cancer Clinic provides breast cancer screening, diagnostics and treatment for women seeking services at Ben Taub Hospital. This project fully funds a bilingual Breast Care Coordinator to provide patient navigation services and partially funds a Nurse Practitioner and Pathologist to assist with patient care.
Bayside Healthcare Foundation- $52,594 Bayside Healthcare Foundation’s Breast Cancer Prevention and Care Outreach program provides education and screening services to a rural population in Chambers County.
Boat People SOS, Inc. Houston- $100,000 The Health Awareness and Promotion Project is a program that encourages volunteers to get involved with health awareness workshops and women support groups. The program provides education and screening services for Vietnamese women.
Brazosport Health Foundation- $100,000 The Mermaid Project, a joint effort of the Brazosport Regional Health System and the Brazosport Health Foundation, provides breast cancer screening, diagnostics and treatment to low-income and uninsured women who reside in Brazoria County.
D’Feet Breast Cancer Inc.- $275,548 D’Feet Breast Cancer provides breast cancer education, patient navigation services, screening and diagnostics to underserved and uninsured women who reside in Galveston County.
Good Neighbor Healthcare Center- $142,597 Good Neighbor Healthcare Center provides English and Spanish education plus breast cancer screening and diagnostics for low-income women with little or no health insurance living in Harris County.
Harris County Hospital District Foundation- $172,327 Harris County Hospital District Foundation’s Patient Navigation Program provides patient navigators to ensure prompt care for underserved women.
Health Center of Southeast Texas- $80,000The Health Center of Southeast Texas’ Breast Cancer Screening Program provides breast cancer screening, diagnostics and treatment to women in Liberty County who have little or no health insurance.
Light & Salt Association- $25,863 The Increase Access to Early Detection is a program that provides education and treatment support to Underserved Asian-American Women Living in Komen Houston Affiliate's seven-county service area.
Lone Star Community Health Center, Inc.- $59,029 Lone Star Community Health Center’s Expanding Breast Health Services is a program in Montgomery that provides education, screening and diagnostic services.
Northeast Hospital Foundation- $211,167Northeast Hospital Foundation’s Project Mammogram provides breast cancer education, screening and treatment to medically underserved, low income individuals living in Harris, Montgomery and Liberty counties.
OakBend Medical Center- $73,610 OakBend Medical Center provides screening and diagnostic services for medically underserved women in west Fort Bend County.
Reconstruction of a Survivor- $26,000 Saving Our Sisters - Fighting the Battle Against Breast Cancer is a program that provides support services for breast cancer survivors.
Shalom Mobile Health Ministry, Inc.- $130,000 Shalom Mobile Health Ministry provides breast cancer screening and diagnostic services to low-income and medically underserved women within the East End community of Harris County.
The Methodist Hospital Foundation- $70,000 The Methodist Hospital Foundation, in collaboration with San Jacinto Methodist Hospital, provides education, clinical breast exams, mammograms, diagnostic services and patient navigation for medically underserved women in East Harris, Chambers and Liberty counties.
The Rose- $500,000 The Rose’s Continuum of Care for Breast Health provides a full spectrum of breast healthcare for a diverse group of women in Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery counties who are uninsured or unable to pay. Women receive breast cancer education, screening, diagnostics, patient navigation services and access to direct medical treatment for breast cancer.
University of Texas M.D. Anderson
Dr. Banu Arun - Education and Expansion of Breast Cancer Genetic Services to Underserved Population in the Greater Houston Area is an educational program that provides professional education and genetic counseling and testing services at LBJ Hospital. - $119,955
Dr. Arlene Nazario - Tender DROPS (Delivering Resources to Oncology Patients and Support) of Love, is a breast cancer support program at LBJ Hospital that provides education and support to breast cancer patients.- $125,000
University of Texas Medical Branch- $500,000 University of Texas Medical Branch’s Komen CompleteCare Project provides breast cancer screening, diagnostics, and breast cancer treatment for low-income, uninsured women residing in Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery Counties.
Young Survival Coalition- $10,000 The Young Survival Coalition Houston provides education and resources for newly diagnosed young women.
Community Education, Screening and Treatment Grants Total - $3,270,152
About the Community Grant Program
The Community Grant Program seeks to fund breast cancer screening, educational outreach, treatment and support projects for the medically underserved and uninsured in Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery Counties. The Houston affiliate, in its twenty first year of operation, is the leading affiliate in granting over $8 million in research and $25 million in screening, diagnosis, treatment and support granted since its inception.