Local Resources for You
The following are local programs and services that have been funded by the Southwest Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen. Additionally our Affiliate works closely with a number of breast health agencies, organizations and companies to identify all the possible resources to support a woman through her breast cancer treatment. Resources available in the Southwest Ohio area vary from getting your mammogram, identifying a breast cancer support group to even securing financial assistance as you go through your breast cancer treatment.
NOTE: After April 1st, 2014, the Affordable Care Act healthcare plans to cover a screening mammogram for women age 40 and over. Local dollars will be able to aid with diagnostic breast health services and increase financial support to find a Cure. In order to access a no-cost or low-cost preventive screening mammogram, please visit www.healthcare.gov to view options for no-cost or affordable healthcare options.
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with breast cancer visit the Breast Cancer Help and Hope page of our website to be connected to a wide variety of resources in your area. Or call Peggy Sullivan, LSW at 513.603.3923. Serving Cincinnati, Dayton, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indian, Breast Cancer Help and Hope is your one stop resource shop!
2017-2018 Community Health Programs
Susan G. Komen Southwest Ohio affiliate is pleased to announce our 2017-2018 Community Health Programs. This year, with the assistance of generous donations from the community, the Affiliate was able to award over $150,000.00 dollars to breast health programs in the Greater Cincinnati area. These important diagnostic screenings, navigation, financial assistance programs, and counseling programs target women in our community. Additionally, $150,000.00 was awarded to Sponsored Research of Joan Garrett, PhD at the University of Cincinnati for a total local investment of over $300,000.00.
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.
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.
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.
For more information about the Komen Southwest Ohio Community Health Programs, please contact:
Peggy Sullivan, Community Health Programs Coordinator
6120 South Gilmore Rd., Suite 206
Fairfield, Ohio 45014