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Komen Charlotte Community Grants

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For the period of April 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017, Komen Charlotte is awarding funding to 17 local programs that provide screening, diagnostics, education, lymphedema treatment/bandages, survivorship support and transportation to individuals with limited resources in its 13-county service area. An independent Grant Review Panel recommended projects based on breast health needs identified in Komen Charlotte’s Community Profile. Local grantees by county include:

 

CABARRUS COUNTY

Cabarrus Health Alliance (Cabarrus-Rowan Breast Health Program – Screening and Diagnostic Services)

  • Counties served: Cabarrus and Rowan
  • Category: Screening and Diagnostics

The Cabarrus-Rowan Breast Health Program targets African American, Hispanic/Latina and uninsured/low-income/medically underserved women to provide them with clinical breast exams, mammography services, and assist them in overcoming barriers to accessing services.

 Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast (CHS-NE Breast Health Outreach Program)

  • Counties served: Cabarrus
  • Category: Screening, Diagnostics and Lymphedema

CHS-NE Breast Health Outreach Program aims to increase access to screening mammograms & diagnostic services for uninsured & underserved residents. In addition, the program strives to improve the quality of life for underserved individuals in the community who are living with lymphedema.


CLEVELAND COUNTY

Carolinas HealthCare System – Cleveland (CHS- Project Lymph E.D.E.M.A.)

  • Counties served: Cleveland, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Stanly and Union
  • Category: Lymphedema

Project Lymph E.D.E.M.A. provides education, lymphedema treatment and garments to uninsured/ underinsured survivors in the community. Lymphedema is a chronic, progressive disorder that can have a significant negative impact on a breast cancer survivor’s quality of life.

Levine Cancer Institute – Cleveland (Go Pink Cleveland)

  • Counties served: Cleveland
  • Category: Screening and Diagnostics

Go Pink Cleveland will provide screening and diagnostic mammograms to uninsured women during a two-day screening event. Women who are at least 40 years old, with no pre-exiting breast issues are encouraged to attend, specifically minority women.


GASTON COUNTY

CaroMont Cancer Center at CaroMont Regional Medical Center (No Woman Left Behind)

  • Counties served: Gaston
  • Category: Screening and Diagnostics

The No Women Left Behind Program provides comprehensive breast health care for underserved, disadvantaged or minority women in the community who do not qualify for other means of assistance for breast cancer screening and diagnostic services.


IREDELL COUNTY

Chestnut Grove Community Center (Reaching Our Community – Educating Women & Preventing Breast Cancer)

  • County served: Iredell
  • Category: Screening, Diagnostics and Education

The Reaching Our Community Program targets low income minority women who have no insurance or are underinsured to provide mammograms, diagnostic testing and breast health education. These services give women peace of mind in knowing free breast services are available to help them.


LINCOLN COUNTY

Carolinas HealthCare System – Lincoln (CHS- Project Lymph E.D.E.M.A.)

  • Counties served: Cleveland, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Stanly and Union
  • Category: Lymphedema

Project Lymph E.D.E.M.A. provides education, lymphedema treatment and garments to uninsured/ underinsured survivors in the community. Lymphedema is a chronic, progressive disorder that can have a significant negative impact on a breast cancer survivor’s quality of life.

Lincoln County Health Department (Pink with a Purpose)

  • County served: Lincoln
  • Category: Screening, Diagnostics and Education

“Pink with a Purpose” delivers breast health services and education to residents of Lincoln County with emphasis on the Hispanic/Latina, African American, uninsured or underinsured women and men not eligible for BCCCP or covered under the Affordable Care Act.


MECKLENBURG COUNTY

Carolinas Rehabilitation – Main (Accessible Compression Therapy for an Underserved Population (ACT-UP))

  • Counties served: Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Union, York, SC
  • Category: Lymphedema

The ACT-UP program provides treatment and compression bandages/garments for women and/or men with lymphedema who are unable to afford them due to being uninsured or underinsured. This program allows patients to receive optimal healthcare for their chronic condition without the financial burden and stresses.

Carolinas HealthCare System – Pineville (CHS- Project Lymph E.D.E.M.A.)

  • Counties served: Cleveland, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Stanly and Union
  • Category: Lymphedema

Project Lymph E.D.E.M.A. provides education, lymphedema treatment and garments to uninsured/ underinsured survivors in the community. Lymphedema is a chronic, progressive disorder that can have a significant negative impact on a breast cancer survivor’s quality of life.

Charlotte Community Health Clinic, Inc. (Screening Mammograms)

  • County: Mecklenburg
  • Category: Screening and Education

Charlotte Community Health Clinic, Inc. provides screening mammograms and breast health education for low-income, uninsured individuals with the goal of discovering breast cancer in its earliest stages.

Mecklenburg County Health Department (Person-to-Person Program)

  • County: Mecklenburg
  • Category: Screening and Diagnostics

The Person-to-Person program can impact care by enabling women to receive screening mammograms and related diagnostic services that they would not receive if it were not for the Komen funding. In order to address the access breast health services, at least eight Mobile Mammography events will be offered in 2016, which assist women who do not have transportation to one of the radiology sites.

Novant Health –Huntersville Medical Center (Screening and Diagnostic Mammography Program)

  • County: Mecklenburg and Iredell
  • Category: Screening, Diagnostics and Education

Novant Health – Huntersville Medical Center provides breast health services to uninsured individuals in north Mecklenburg and Iredell counties with a focus on African American and Hispanic/Latina individuals. The program’s goal is to reduce late-stage diagnosis by increasing screening mammograms and employing evidenced-based education.

 Novant Health – Matthews Medical Center (Screening and Diagnostic Mammography Program)

  • County: Mecklenburg and Union in NC & York, SC
  • Category: Screening, Diagnostics and Education

Novant Health- Matthews Medical Center provides breast health services to uninsured individuals in Mecklenburg, Union and York counties with a focus on African American and Hispanic/Latina individuals. The program’s goal is to reduce late-stage diagnosis by increasing screening mammograms and employing evidenced-based education.

Novant Health – Presbyterian Medical Center (Screening and Diagnostic Mammography Program)

  • County: Mecklenburg
  • Category: Screening, Diagnostics and Education

Novant Health- Presbyterian Medical Center provides breast health services to uninsured individuals in Mecklenburg County with a focus on African American and Hispanic/Latina individuals. The program’s goal is to reduce late-stage diagnosis by increasing screening mammograms and employing evidenced-based education. Through dissemination of marketing materials and scheduling onsite mobile mammography opportunities, the program’s outreach efforts will reach new and returning individuals with grant-funded services.


MONTGOMERY AND RICHMOND COUNTY

FirstHealth of the Carolinas, Inc.  (Montgomery/Richmond Screenings)

  • County: Montgomery & Richmond
  • Category: Screening, Treatment Assistance and Transportation

FirstHealth of the Carolinas, Inc. provides screening mammograms, transportation assistance for treatment, and financial support for out-of-pocket costs for low-income, uninsured/underinsured women in Montgomery and Richmond counties.


ROWAN COUNTY

Novant Health- Rowan Medical Center (Breast Screening and Education Program)

  • County: Rowan and Cabarrus
  • Category: Screening, Diagnostics, Education and Survivorship Support

The Breast Screening and Education Program provides screening and diagnostic services to under/uninsured individuals in Rowan and Cabarrus Counties. The program also provides breast health education sessions and survivorship support to those in interested.


STANLY COUNTY

Carolinas HealthCare System – Stanly (CHS- Project Lymph E.D.E.M.A.)

  • Counties served: Cleveland, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Stanly and Union
  • Category: Lymphedema

Project Lymph E.D.E.M.A. provides education, lymphedema treatment and garments to uninsured/ underinsured survivors in the community. Lymphedema is a chronic, progressive disorder that can have a significant negative impact on a breast cancer survivor’s quality of life.

Stanly Regional Medical Center Foundation (Project C.U.R.E.)

  • County: Stanly & Montgomery
  • Category: Screening

Project CURE provides low income, uninsured women in Stanly County with education that will encourage women to have an annual screening mammogram. The program’s goal is to decrease the mortality rate from breast cancer in Stanly County.


UNION COUNTY

Carolinas HealthCare System – Union (CHS- Project Lymph E.D.E.M.A.)

  • Counties served: Cleveland, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Stanly and Union
  • Category: Lymphedema

Project Lymph E.D.E.M.A. provides education, lymphedema treatment and garments to uninsured/ underinsured survivors in the community. Lymphedema is a chronic, progressive disorder that can have a significant negative impact on a breast cancer survivor’s quality of life.

Union County Division of Public Health (About Breast Cancer (ABC) Project)

  • County: Union & Anson
  • Category: Screening, Diagnostics and Education

The ABC Project provides education, screening and diagnostic services for the prevention and early detection of breast cancer, to the uninsured and underinsured in Anson and Union Counties. The program uses preventive and potentially lifesaving services to detect breast cancer at an early stage and to educate on the need of having annual mammograms.