We want to understand the breast cancer needs of every community we serve. So every four years, we examine the impact of breast cancer on each Affiliate service area by conducting an assessment. This process results in a Community Profile Report, which ensures that our efforts (community outreach, collaborations, grants and public policy work) address the greatest needs in each community. Additional communities are also assessed using a similar process in order to guide Komen program planning in new areas.
The Community Profile process is a joint effort between Komen Headquarters, Affiliate staff, and local volunteers. The Community Profile assesses key statistics such as death rates and late-stage incidence in comparison to Healthy People 2020 (HP2020) targets. Communities that are predicted to not meet the HP2020 targets for death rates and late-stage incidence are considered to be of highest priority for community outreach, education, collaborations, grants and public policy activities. Komen Headquarters develops tools and resources so that each Affiliate is able to complete the process and develop a meaningful Community Profile. We then work together to make sure that the process remains consistent from Affiliate to Affiliate, but also reflects the unique needs and interests of each community.
See how Affiliates use Community Profiles to award grants.
Find your local Affiliate’s most recent Community Profile.
Read a National Capital Region Community Profile
or an International
Affiliate Community Profile.