2020 – 2021 Grant Recipients
These projects have been selected by our independent Grant Review Panel as those that will have the greatest impact in serving uninsured or under-insured women in our service area. Please note that Susan G. Komen® is not a direct service provider.
Southeast Georgia Health System
Mammograms in Motion is a Southeast Georgia Health System-led, community collaborative aimed at decreasing breast cancer mortality through the reduction of barriers related to cost, access, and knowledge of breast health services for uninsured, underinsured and medically underserved residents of Glynn, Camden, McIntosh and Long counties. This is achieved using multiple service locations, mobile screening services to access rural communities, Komen developed education materials and collaboration with clinicians, nonprofits, & other community partners. This provides eligible patients with free breast health education, screening and diagnostic exams, biopsy breast care and navigation services. Grant dollars are used exclusively for direct patient care.
Continuing the Pathway to Hope
Continuing the Pathway to Hope program will decrease breast cancer mortality by offering primary care services, a Health Equity Navigator, and breast health education all in one location. The two St. Joseph’s/Candler medical homes that will offer primary care services are available to all patients with incomes at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. The program will focus on target demographics to decrease mortality in vulnerable populations. The Health Equity Navigator will provide support and guidance for breast health education, screenings, follow up and treatment. The Navigator will also routinely monitor the program for process improvement to assess the impact of the program on medical home case management and diagnostic navigation services.
Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Care
Curtis V. Cooper Mammography Program
Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Care, Inc. (CVCPHC) will provide 500 screening mammograms, and 50 diagnostic studies for CVCPHC’s nearly 4,000 active, uninsured women that require this critical service. This will allow CVCPHC to provide early detection and positive patient outcomes, thus reducing morbidity and mortality. CVC’s mammography unit is American College of Radiology certified, with highly qualified radiology staffing arrangements. All eligible patients are tracked internally and by our consulting radiologist, and reminders are sent annually. All positive studies will be assisted into treatment by our in-house outreach and enrollment staff. All studies are tracked to completion and the required metrics will be monitored and reported semi-annually.
Hearts and Hands Clinic
Hearts and Hands for Mammograms
Hearts and Hands for Mammograms is an evidence-based community health program aimed at reducing health disparities and breast cancer mortality by providing no cost mammograms and diagnostic breast health services to low income, uninsured Bulloch County residents. Categorized as 100% medically underserved, the county has the lowest income level in the Komen Coastal Georgia Affiliate service area, 22.4% of the population is uninsured, and 30.5% live below 100% of the poverty level (2015 Komen Community Profile Report, 27, 28). This program seeks to eliminate barriers to care by providing free screening and diagnostic services, education and awareness, patient navigation, and transportation assistance to 125 men and women.
Diversity Health Center
Healthy Outreach Prevention & Education (HOPE)
Diversity Health Center’s (DHC) project will decrease breast cancer mortality in the community by providing early intervention through education and screenings by providing access to low-cost breast cancer screening and diagnostic services. What DHC has learned over the past two years of providing these services in Liberty and Long County through the Susan G. Komen project is access to services has been the barrier for the uninsured and underinsured. Additionally, removing barriers to services such as lack of transportation and education on understanding the importance of early intervention and follow up treatment for diagnostic services are priorities. With the increase in the number of patients that required diagnostic services during year two, we recognize the importance of this project.