The Community Profile is an assessment that provides an overview of the breast health needs in our service area. Based on these findings, Komen Greater Iowa establishes Affiliate priorities so they can best serve for the residents living within our service area through our Community Grants Program. The Community Profile guides our strategic planning and grant making priorities. to view our profile, click here.
2018-2019 Funding Priorities include a focus on reducing financial barriers and targeting community needs:
Removing Financial Barriers
Programs that provide no cost or low cost clinical breast cancer services and/or financial assistance with diagnostic and treatment copays/deductibles. Examples of successful projects include those that:
- Increase breast cancer action due to increased knowledge
- Increase the number of “never screened” women getting breast cancer screening
- Reduce the number of women “lost to follow‐up
- Reduce time from abnormal screening to diagnostic procedures
- Reduce time from diagnostic resolution to treatment
- Increase treatment compliance
Targeted Community Needs
Priority 1: Programs that aim to decrease the barriers created by Geographic Access issues in counties that demonstrate higher than average percentages of late- stage diagnosis and demonstrate higher than average percentages of residents who live in medically underserved and/or rural areas.
Key Objective: The Affiliate seeks to fund programs that maximize convenience to access along the continuum of care including, but not limited to, transportation assistance, telemedicine, scheduling assistance, patient navigation and flexible hours of service. Priority will be given to programs that demonstrate benefit to residents of one or more of the following communities: Adair (IA) Bremer (IA), Buena Vista (IA), Calhoun (IA), Cass (IA), Decatur (IA), Ida (IA), Keokuk (IA), Madison (IA), O’Brien (IA), Wright (IA), Muscatine (IA), Clinton (IA), Mercer (IL), Lyon (IA) and Union Counties (SD).
Priority 2: Decrease the barriers created by Information Access issues in those counties that demonstrate higher than average percentages of late-stage diagnosis and demonstrate higher than average percentages of linguistic isolation and /or low educational achievement.
Key Objective: The Affiliate seeks to fund programs that provide culturally-competent, multicultural, evidence-based breast cancer education that results in documented age appropriate breast cancer action such as talking to one’s doctor about their personal risk or getting a screening mammogram, navigation of individuals through the continuum of care, diagnostic and treatment services; screening reminder services and plain-language resources available through Komen. Priority will be given to programs that demonstrate benefit to residents of one or more of the following communities: Adair (IA), Bremer (IA), Buena Vista (IA), Calhoun (IA), Cass (IA), Decatur (IA), Keokuk (IA), Ida (IA), Madison (IA), O’Brien (IA), Lyon (IA), Wright (IA), Muscatine (IA), Clinton (IA), Thurston (NE), Mercer (IL), or Union County (SD).
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