2017-2018 Grant Recipients
These projects have been selected, with the help of an independent Grant Review Panel, as those that will have the greatest impact in serving uninsured or underinsured women in our 29-county service area. Please note that Susan G. Komen® is not a direct service provider.
To date, Susan G. Komen Northern & Central California has granted over $22 million to local organizations for education, mammography screening, diagnostic and treatment programs. For more information on the organizations, or to find out if there are mammography services in your area, please click on the name of the grant recipient below:
Sac Cultural Hub Media Foundation
The Sac Cultural Hub Media Foundation will work with local partners to bring breast cancer information and mammography to underserved and newly insured women of color. They will serve 135 women through our “Sisters Saving Sisters” forum. Women will also be presented with a Breast Cancer Services and Transportation HUB website to assist them with navigating to receive care and services. The Breast Cancer Services and Transportation HUB will offer information on how to arrange for transportation to screenings, doctors appointments, and referral services. The project will increase the number of women who are knowledgeable about breast cancer, mammography, transportations services, and breast cancer services in communities of color in alignment with the Susan G. Komen Circle of Promise California Initiative. Serving Sacramento, Solano, and Yuba counties.
Shifa Community Clinic
The Shifa Community Clinic has reduced the complexities in navigating the healthcare systems for clinic patients and community members by partnering with community and organizing health education program. SCC provides free primary care services to patients at no cost to patients from disadvantaged multiethnic communities. They will reach multi-cultural community members through a series of workshops utilizing Susan G. Komen® evidence-based education material. Serving Sacramento and Yolo counties.
Adventist Health is addressing health disparities in Reedley, Parlier, Orange Cove/Squaw and Wonder Valley with a plan for comprehensive outreach and services to overcome barriers to care for our most underserved Hispanic women in the Central Valley, including inequities in breast screening rates that can be traced back to low incomes, lack of education, lack of insurance, fear, and living in under-resourced rural communities. These barriers highlight continuing gaps in meeting patient needs and are informing the shape of clinical services to come. They will pilot a Lay Navigator Program modeled after the Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute. Dr. Freeman pioneered this concept in 1990 to overcome barriers to timely cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment, and supportive care. Since then, lay navigation has expanded to include the entire health care continuum from prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and supportive, to end-of-life care, if needed. Serving Fresno County
Central California Legal Services/Fresno Health Consumer Center
Central California Legal Services/Fresno Health Consumer Center’s project focuses on reaching uninsured Hispanic women in the areas of Firebaugh/Mendota, Orange Cove/Reedley, Parlier/Squaw and Wonder Valley. They will also serve the African American and Hmong communities in the City of Fresno. to inform them of no-cost mammograms and to provide BC 101 education presentations to small groups and one-on-one with individuals. Staff works collaboratively with county services, community groups in urban and rural communities and FQHCs and will host education and mobile mammography screening events. Serving Fresno County.
Interested in applying for a Komen Community Grant? Click here for more information on the Community Grant Program.