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Vulnerable Community Grants

 

Susan G. Komen® is working to eliminate breast cancer disparities impacting vulnerable populations in the United States.  Rates of breast cancer vary among different groups of people. Rates vary between women and men and among people of different ethnicities and ages. They vary around the world and across the United States. In certain geographic regions and among certain populations, some women are more likely to die of breast cancer than other women. Komen offers the National Vulnerable Populations Community Grants Program to support widespread implementation of evidenced-based interventions targeting communities with high breast cancer incidence and mortality rates.  Since the initiation of the Vulnerable Populations Community Grants Program in 2008, Komen has invested over $8.5 million in programs aiming to eliminate disparities in breast cancer.  

Active Grants

2013 Grant Recipients

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Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium

Title:  

SEARHC Women’s Health Special Breast Cancer Screening Project

   

  

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Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Title:  

Community-Based Process & Quality Improvements to Eliminate Breast Cancer Disparities in Maryland

   

  

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The Alliance of Pennsylvania Councils, Inc.

Title:  

HWP-PINK: Healthy Woman Program PA Integrated Navigations with Komen

   

  

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Korean Community Service Center of Greater Washington

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Breast Cancer Campaign for Asian-Americans

   

  

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Northwestern University

Title:  

Collaborative Breast Cancer Care Process Improvement in Hospitals Caring for Medically Underserved

   

  

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Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Title:  

Reducing Breast Cancer Disparities among Alaska Native Women: A Quality Improvement Project

   

  

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San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center

Title:  

Improving Breast Health and Strengthening Oncology Services in the San Luis Valley

   

  

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Valley Health – Winchester Medical Center

Title:  

Breast Health Outreach Program

   

2012 Grant Recipients 

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American Association on Health and Disability

Title:  

Project Accessibility USA: Removing Barriers for Women with Disabilities 

   

   

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Eastern Michigan University Foundation 

Title:  

Take care of yourself and help others: Breast health and breast cancer screening in China and Taiwan 

   

   

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Project Concern International 

Title:  

Ventanilla de Salud: Ventanilla de Esperanza 

   

   

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UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health 

Title:  

Esperanza y Vida / Ventanilla de Salud 

   

   

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UT Southwestern Medical Center 

Title:  

Ventanilla de Salud Breast Health Pilot Program 

   

   

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YWCA of San Antonio 

Title:  

Ventanilla de Salud San Antonio 

   

   

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National Cancer Institute-Health Services and Economics Branch 

Title:  

California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) Breast Cancer Control Data Collection 

   

2011 Grant Recipients  

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Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University 

Title:  

A Community-Based Participatory Approach to Improving Breast Cancer Services for African-American Women Living in St. Louis, Missouri 

   

   

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Delta State University 

Title:  

B.E. A.W.A.R.E - Breast Education for African American Women = Awareness, Responsibility, and Empowerment 

   

   

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Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation 

Title:  

We Too Can Make a Difference 

   

   

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Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force 

Title:  

Chicago Breast Cancer Quality Consortium 

   

   

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Mississippi State Department of Health 

Title:  

Breast Health Care in Mississippi (Summit and Economic Analysis) 

   

   

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Patient Advocate Foundation 

Title:  

Patient Advocate Foundation National African American and National Hispanic Outreach Programs 

   

   

Title:  

Yoplait Fund for the Hispanic Woman 

   

The Fondo Yoplait Para La Mujer Hispana, made possible by Yoplait’s Save Lids to Save Lives® is designed to educate and engage Hispanic communities in target communities throughout the United States. Fondo Yoplait kicked off in six Komen Affiliate service areas beginning on May 1, 2011 – Massachusetts Affiliate; Metropolitan Denver Affiliate; North Carolina Triangle Affiliate; North Central Alabama Affiliate; Puget Sound Affiliate; and San Diego Affiliate.  This initiative provides a unique opportunity to strengthen Komen’s capacity to develop tailored strategies to address specific Latina breast health needs in select areas of the country. 

   

2010 Grant Recipients 

 

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Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force 

Title:  

Chicago Breast Cancer Quality Consortium 

   

   

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Oregon Health & Science Center 

Title:  

Translating Evidence-based Intervention Strategies for Improving Mammography Screening Rates into Community Tactics 

   

   

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NC Triangle Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure 

Title:  

Edgecombe County and “Area L” Breast Cancer Initiative: Phase III