To fulfill our promise, Komen Northeast Ohio completes a needs assessment every four years resulting in the Community Profile. The Community Profile evaluates the state of breast cancer in our service area, guides our grant funding, and allows us to work more effectively within the community. The report analyzes demographic and breast cancer data, reviews existing breast care programs and services, and summarizes survey, interview, and focus group findings from breast cancer survivors, members of the general population, and breast health providers. Funding for local grants is then aligned with the most significant needs in the community.
Every two years, the Community Profile is revised to reflect changes in the community, allowing the Affiliate to identify any new or existing gaps in the healthcare 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.
Using the data from the 2015 Community Profile, Komen Northeast Ohio has prepared summaries of key information for each of the 22 counties served by the Affiliate. These county one-pagers provide an overview of breast health statistics, including incidence, late-stage diagnosis, death, and mammography screening rates, demographic data, and information related to Komen Northeast Ohio’s plan to address existing disparities in breast health care.
Grant funding priorities from the 2015 Community Profile report can be viewed in the 2016-2017 RFA.
A limited number of printed copies of the 2015 Community Profile report are available upon request. Please contact Gina Chicotel at firstname.lastname@example.org or (216) 292-2873 x112 to request a copy.