Statement of Need

Drawing from the Komen Tulsa Community Profile, the focus for 2015 funding is the target communities of Tulsa, Osage, Rogers and Wagoner counties, as well as Native American and African American populations.

Brief Summary of Priorities for 2017-2018

Access to Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnostic Services

    1. Evidence-based programs that increase access to screening and diagnostic services for low-income (at or below 250% Federal Poverty Level), medically underserved and uninsured individuals with the intention to discover breast cancer at an early stage. The Affiliate seeks to fund programs that provide no cost or low cost screening and diagnostic services, financial assistance with diagnostic co-pays/deductibles and patient navigation. Of interest is transportation assistance in Osage County, Tulsa County and Wagoner County and mobile mammography in Rogers County.
    2. Patient navigation is a process by which a trained individual- patient navigator- guides patients through and around barriers in the complex breast cancer care system. The primary focus of a patient navigator is on the individual patient, with responsibilities centered on coordinating and improving access to timely diagnostic and treatment services tailored to individual needs. Patient navigators offer interventions that may vary from patient to patient along the continuum of care and include a combination of informational, emotional, and practical support (i.e., breast cancer education, counseling, care coordination, health system navigation, and access to transportation, language services and financial resources)


Breast Cancer Treatment and Survivorship Services

    1. Programs that provide breast cancer treatment support to those currently undergoing treatment or living with metastatic breast cancer that are low-income (at or below 250% Federal Poverty Guidelines), medically underserved and/or uninsured.   The Affiliate seeks to fund programs that provide no cost or low cost treatment services, financial assistance with treatment co-pays/deductibles and transportation assistance.



Breast Cancer Education                        

    1. Evidence-based programs with proactive and quantifiable breast health and breast cancer one-on-one and group education that addresses cultural barriers (e.g., fear), breast cancer risk factors, screening guidelines, healthy lifestyle initiatives and local breast cancer services.  Programs should result in documented age-appropriate breast cancer action (e.g., talk to doctor about personal breast cancer risk and/or receive a screening mammogram).


Click to view the Komen Tulsa 2015 Community Profile Report

The Community Profile is a need assessment document that provides an overview of Komen’s grant-making priorities and the breast health needs in our service area.  Please familiarize yourself with this document before developing your applications.