2017-2018 Grant Recipients

The Southwest Ohio affiliate of Susan G. Komen is pleased to announce our 2017-18 Community Health Programs and research award. This year, with the assistance of generous donations from the community, the Affiliate is awarding $150,000.00 dollars to breast health programs in the Southwest Ohio region. These important diagnostic screenings, emergency assistance programs, and counseling programs target women in our community.  Additionally, $150,000 was awarded to  Sponsored Research of Joan Garrett, PhD at the University of Cincinnati.

  • To view our 2016-2017 Community Health Program Grantees, click here.
  • To view our 2015-2016 Community Health Program Grantees, click here.
  • To view our 2014-2015 Community Health Program Grantees, click here.
  • To view our 2013-2014 Community Health Program Grantees, click here.

For more information about the Komen Southwest Ohio Community Health Programs, please contact:

Peggy Sullivan
513.603.3923
6120 South Gilmore Rd., Suite 206, Fairfield, Ohio 45240
peggy.sullivan@komenswohio.org

List of 2017-18 Community Grant Recipients

These important screening, support program and emergency financial assistance programs target uninsured and underinsured women in our community include:

Community Screening and Diagnostic Mammograms:

Adams County Regional Medical Center

Adams County Regional Medical Center (ACRMC) helps alleviate the costs of diagnostic services and co-pays for breast health services in the Adams, Brown, and Highland County area. Women who qualify under specific financial criteria set by the provider who are also in need of additional care beyond a screening mammography will be able to access these services provided by ACRMC.

Center for Appalachia Research in Cancer Education (CARE)

CARE’s Project Hoffnung (Hope) was developed to provide education about breast health, to link women with breast cancer screening services, and to address health disparities within Amish and Mennonite communities. This program strives to continue established community-based screening and education programs in Adams, Highland, and Switzerland Counties for Amish and Mennonite women. The proposed program uses the foundation of trust we currently have established over 19 years within the communities and combines a sound process and impact evaluation plan with strong community-based partnerships from the Amish and Mennonite settlements. This initiative represents an ideal collaboration between agency-based and community-led organizations to maximize resources and disseminate breast health services more widely in some of the most resource-starved settlements in Ohio.

St. Elizabeth Healthcare

St. Elizabeth’s Women’s Wellness Breast Center provides comprehensive services including screening, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship support.  This outreach program helps alleviate the costs of services for women who do not qualify for insurance plans and to cover diagnostic services primarily in the Komen Southwest Ohio service area. Women who qualify under specific financial criteria set by the provider who are also in need of additional care beyond a screening mammography will be able to access these services provided by St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

Emergency Aid Program: Breast Cancer Patient Financial Assistance

Cancer Family Care

These supplemental dollars for women undergoing treatment for breast cancer expands the financial assistance and service offerings. Women with an established financial need may contact Cancer Family Care to access these one-time only dollars to assists in identified expenses unrelated to treatment, but critical in the overall rehabilitative care of women with a diagnosis. Women in the Affiliate’s 21-county service area may be eligible for these dollars.

Patient Assistance Programs and Support Resources

Cancer Family Care (Coping Connection)

 The Coping Connection hotline will provide essential guidance to callers seeking counseling assistance. This support is to increase the well-being of breast cancer patients and their family members as they experience the often overwhelming psychosocial distress, anxiety, and depression associated with a breast cancer diagnosis and related treatment.  The telephone hotline support will provide breast cancer patients and their loved ones free telephone hotline/cancer helpline services regardless of socioeconomic status.  These programs are evaluated regularly using process and impact evaluation measures to ensure delivery methods are working.