This year, Komen Greater Nashville is funding over $400,000 in local projects selected by our independent Grant Review Panel as those that will have the greatest impact in serving underserved women in our service area. Susan G. Komen for the Cure is not a direct service provider.
List of 2013 Community Grant Recipients
The Champions for Breast Health Program will provide mammograms for underserved and minority women in Montgomery County and educate these women to take personal actions to improve their breast health, reduce their risk of breast cancer, and seek access to affordable breast screening services.
The purpose of the Breast Cancer Screening and Education Program at Charis Health Center is to provide free breast cancer screening and educational materials for women who are working and uninsured in Wilson County.
The Primary Care and Hope Clinic’s Ladies for Life program provides breast cancer education and clinical breast examinations to uninsured, elderly, & African-American women in Rutherford County.
The Siloam Family Health Center program provides breast cancer screening and education to low-income, uninsured women, many of whom are newly arrived immigrants and refugees. Grant funds will provide clinical breast examinations and instruction in breast self-examination for 600 female patients.
The Mulit- Ethnic Breast Health Outreach brings culturally sensitive breast health educational materials to women in their own communities and provides potentially life-saving cancer screenings which otherwise, might be unaffordable.
The BeST (Breast Screening and Treatment) for Tennessee Women Project targets uninsured and underinsured women in the Greater Nashville area for breast screening, diagnostic and treatment services. The goal of the project is to reach and serve at least 400 women by improving access, explaining procedures and case managing women who need further tests to rule out or confirm breast cancer.
Mission in motion is a Mobile Mammography outreach program by St. Thomas Health Services to bring mammography screenings directly to women where they work, live, and shop. This program targets two populations: employed women, and women who are uninsured or underinsured throughout the 12 county area.
The After Breast Cancer (ABC) Program offered by the YMCA of Middle Tennessee provides health and wellness guidance, education, encouragement and support for breast cancer survivors through a free 16-week program.
Through the Breast Health Initiative provided by the Coalition for Healthy Aging at Vanderbilt, underserved women in rural, low-income, and minority communities will receive education that leads to early screening, informed care and the ability to advocate for themselves in the health care system