Our Community Need
To fulfill our promise, Komen Northeast Ohio conducts a needs assessment resulting in the Community Profile, which guides our funding and allows us to work more effectively within the community. The Community Profile evaluates the state of breast cancer in our service area. The report analyzes demographic and breast cancer data, reviews existing breast care programs and services, and summarizes survey and focus group findings with breast cancer survivors and breast health providers. Funding for local grants is then aligned with the most significant needs in the community.
The community needs assessment is revised periodically to reflect changes in the community, allowing the Affiliate to identify any gaps in the health system and to work toward filling them. Analysis of Komen Northeast Ohio’s service area in the community needs assessment includes the voices of those living in target areas. The completed product is an assessment of the state of breast health in our community and a plan of action in order to improve it.