Grant Recipients for 2019
Since 1997, Komen Oklahoma has invested over $8.2 million, with more than $6 million in local breast health and breast cancer awareness projects. Komen Oklahoma has also provided more than $2.2 million in national research grants. Current programs include:
Good Samaritan Health Services: Women’s Health Clinics
Reduce late-stage breast cancer diagnosis and mortality rates for our patients by providing free screening/diagnostic/treatment services, guidance and support, diagnostic co-pay and deductible assistance, transportation, and interpreter services, serving 220 women. Our Breast Health Navigator (BHN) will monitor patients’ mammogram coupon redemption, diagnosis, and follow-up care, and assist patients as they navigate the complex Breast Health Continuum of Care.
McAlester Regional Health Center Foundation: Patient Care and Education
Increase the number of low-income, rural women who receive mammograms, help women move through the continuum of care, and better serve those who need genetic testing. Will fund a contract Breast Health Educator and a second patient facilitator who will assist women through the continuum of care while also providing genetic screening and counseling and also fund gas cards for patients for whom travel is a barrier to care.
Mercy health Foundation: Project early detection
Project Early Detection (PED) will provide free mammograms for 420 uninsured women in central Oklahoma during the 12-month project period, along with transportation and financial assistance when necessary so women can access their appointments. In addition, Mercy will provide approximately 120 diagnostic mammograms, 120 diagnostic ultrasounds, 24 biopsies, 12 MRIs, and cover the costs of approximately 12 specialist appointments (genetic testing, physician copays, surgical consults).
Morton Comprehensive Health Services: Circle of Care “Breast Health Awareness Program for Minority Women”
Will provide to high-risk African American and under/uninsured populations in Tulsa, Creek and Osage counties breast screenings, mammograms, referrals for diagnostic screenings, and outreach to promote the program in north, east and west Tulsa. Morton will provide transportation to and from clinical visits at no cost to the patient. 268 screening mammograms will be performed.
Oklahoma Project Woman – Breast healthcare for the uninsured living in Tulsa, Wagoner, Rogers, Osage and McCurtain County
Oklahoma Project Woman (OPW) will use grant funding to reduce the barrier to care for uninsured, low income women (185% of the poverty level) living in in Osage, Tulsa, McCurtain and Wagoner County. OPW will provide access to 525 screening and 225 diagnostic mammograms.
JOY IN THE CAUSE
Part of the Susan G Komen Oklahoma Direct Service program. Funds will assist patients with costs associated with breast health and breast cancer care.
Stephenson Cancer Center: Project Pawhuska
This project will provide approximately 140 no-cost mammograms through mobile mammography in Pawhuska, for women ages 40-75, with complimentary mammograms and follow-up diagnostic services.
Stephenson Cancer Center: project panhandle
This project will provide approximately 140 no-cost mammograms through mobile mammography in Guymon, for women ages 40-75, with complimentary mammograms and follow-up diagnostic services.
Susan G. Komen: Treatment assistance Program
Will provide direct financial assistance for patients living in Komen Oklahoma’s 77-county service area dealing with the crippling costs associated with breast cancer treatment. To be eligible, patients must have incomes at or below 250% of the federal poverty line and an active breast cancer diagnosis. The program covers limited costs associated with breast cancer treatment such as oral pain medication, anti-nausea medication, oral chemotherapy/hormone therapy, child care/elder care, home care, transportation, lymphedema care and supplies, and durable medical equipment.