Komen Ozark Announces the 2015 Grant Recipients!

2015 Komen Ozark Grant Recipients

The Ozark Affiliate of Susan G. Komen announced the 2015 Grant Recipients at the Promise Circle Luncheon yesterday.  Komen Ozark granted $725,000 to fund 10 programs that will provide thousands of women and men with lifesaving breast health screening, education and treatment assistance throughout the next year.

Applicants were selected by an independent grant panel through a competitive application and review process.  For details about the Ozark Affiliate’s grant recipients, visit www.komenozark.org or call (479)750-7465.

2015-2016 Grant Recipients

Community Clinic (Awarded $103,267)

    • Serving Benton and Washington Counties
    • The “We Are Aware” program provides a culturally competent continuum of care for low-income, uninsured patients in Northwest Arkansas through breast care education, screening, diagnostic and treatment support.
    • Outreach program called SISTA Supper, will educate minority patients through a small group setting where participants are able to ask the facilitator questions, schedule appointments and sign up for insurance.

Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House (Awarded $18,000)

    • Serving Crawford and Sebastian Counties
    • “To Save A Life-Survivorship” program provides breast cancer patients with support, advocacy, information, financial assistance and medical supplies, such as lymphedema and mastectomy supplies.

Hope Cancer Resources (Awarded $76,195)

      • Serving Benton and Washington Counties
      • Provides cancer support and education in Northwest Arkansas by focusing on access to support services with a focus on improving quality of life. The program covers genetic testing, housing, prescription and travel assistance.

Madison County Health Coalition (Awarded $49,923)

      • Serving Madison County
      • Provides a nurse navigator to advocate for breast cancer patients and educate the community on breast health. The program also provides gas cards, lymphedema supplies and coordinates support group meetings.

Mercy Breast Center (Awarded $53,608)

      • Serving Benton and Washington Counties
      • Provides a nurse navigator to work with all breast cancer patients through their breast cancer journey. The program also provides gas cards and diagnostic services.

Mercy Foundation Fort Smith (Awarded $42,007)

      • Serving Sebastian and Crawford Counties
      • Provides education, navigation services, community outreach program and partnering with diverse groups in the community to coordinate the access to a mobile mammography unit.

North Arkansas Partnership for Health Education (Awarded $121,000)

      • Serving Boone, Carroll and Newton Counties
      • Provides comprehensive education, outreach and awareness campaigns to increase participation in breast health education classes, breast self-awareness training and access to treatment. This program also provides screenings, diagnostic services, patient advocacy and transportation assistance.

River Valley Primary Care Services (Awarded $60,000)

      • Serving Crawford and Sebastian Counties
      • Provides support and assistance with screening and diagnostic services as well as coordinating mobile mammography units and navigating patients through the health care system.

Skaggs Foundation-CoxHealth Branson (Awarded $45,000)

  • Serving Stone and Taney Counties in Missouri
  • Provides access to breast care and cancer treatment for at-risk women by offering financial assistance for women in need of screening mammograms, diagnostic testing and transportation assistance. A nurse navigator is also provided to help those diagnosed with breast cancer navigate their journey.

Washington Regional Cancer Support Home (Awarded $156,000)

    • Serving Washington and Benton Counties
    • Provides a breast health navigator and a bilingual navigator who offer specialized guidance and support to patients on their breast cancer journey. The program guides patients through diagnosis, treatment and into survivorship while linking patients to financial and support resources as needed.
    • Provides also provides screenings, diagnostic services and treatment support.