2019-20 Community Grant Recipients
Allendale County Hospital: “Pink Prevention”
(803) 632-3311 x 240
Priority Counties: Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Hampton
The Pink Prevention Program provides breast health services to uninsured or under-insured women, ages 21-64, who do not qualify for the Best Chance Network. Women who reside in Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, and Hampton counties are eligible for a total of 369 direct patient services, which include: 225 screening mammograms, 70 clinical breast exam screenings, 35 diagnostic mammograms, 35 breast ultrasounds, two (2) biopsies and two (2) gas cards for transportation to treatment. The need for this program continues to grow as financial barriers inhibit access to breast health care among a growing uninsured population in our community. The Pink Prevention Program will impact our community by making breast health services readily available, with the expectation of reducing the incidence of breast cancer. The data collected and compiled throughout the year will offer a snapshot of the program’s success and its impact on our community.
McLeod Health Foundation: “Making an Impact 2018-19”
Priority Counties: Darlington, Florence, Marion, Wiliamsburg
Making An Impact 2018-2019 will target underserved priority groups (African American, low-income, and rural women) in Marion, Darlington, Williamsburg and Florence Counties. The project’s key activities include providing mammograms, patient navigation for women with abnormal findings and disseminating educational materials. McLeod Health expects to serve approximately 185 individuals with the Komen SC funding. The expected change is an increased number of screening mammograms & diagnostic services provided to women in the target areas.
2018-19 Small Grant Recipients
Cancer Society of Greenville County
“Improving Quality of Life and Health Outcomes for Breast Cancer patients in Greenville and Pickens”
The program will financially assist breast cancer patients in Greenville and Pickens County in an effort to reduce barriers to care, thus improving survival rates. Anyone with a verified breast cancer diagnosis who is living at 200% of the poverty level in Greenville and Pickens. Assistance includes: wigs and turbans, financial payment for lymphedema garments, emergency financial assistance, prescription assistance for cancer-related medications, and travel assistance to and from treatment.
South Carolina Cancer Alliance
“The Breast Health Project in Government Subsidized Housing”
The Alliance will partner with the SC DHEC’s Best Chance Network (BCN), and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) units to educate and screen women who live in priority counties (counties with elevated breast cancer mortality rates).
This program’s interventions involve recruiting and training community influencers on a comprehensive breast cancer awareness campaign to promote breast cancer guidelines, screening resources, and local providers. These influencers will educate approximately 500 women and refer 120 eligible women to the appropriate screening provider.
Our goal is to have women utilize these screening resources consistent with USPSTF guidelines. This will reduce the breast cancer mortality rates in these areas. This project will be evaluated using multiple pre and post data measures such as questionnaires and referral requests made to BCN providers.