Statement of Need

Komen Northeast Ohio provides grant funds to innovative, evidence-based projects focused on addressing one or more of the priorities identified in the Komen Northeast Ohio Community Profile.

Drawing from the profile, Komen Northeast Ohio  has identified the following funding priority areas:

Priority 1: Accessibility – Improve timely access to quality, affordable screening and treatment services for the low-income, underinsured, uninsured, and/or working poor within each Community of Interest.

Priority 2: Quality of Care – Increase the number of effective, evidence-based programs that support the emotional, social, financial, and spiritual well-being of individuals diagnosed with breast cancer and their families within each Community of Interest.

Priority 3: Education – Initiate and support education efforts focused on increasing awareness and utilization of existing resources, the importance of early detection, and motivating women to action with an emphasis on reaching the low-income, underinsured, uninsured, and/or working poor within the Communities of Interest.

Priority 4: Healthcare Systems Performance Improvements – Decrease gaps/breakdowns in the breast health continuum of care and reduce systemic barriers to care through the development of strategic collaborations with stakeholders and non-traditional partners to increase access to and seamless progression through the breast health continuum of care in each of the Communities of Interest.

Click to view the Community Profile Executive Summary.