For the official statement of how Komen Chattanooga funding dollars are spent and the impact on our service area click here.
Click here for the Komen Chattanooga Quantitative Data Report ‘14
Click here for Komen’s statement on screening guidelines.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure is a grant-making organization dedicated to saving lives and ending breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.
As one of a network of more than 100 Affiliates around the country, the Chattanooga Affiliate contributes to the Komen Mission by awarding funds to not-for-profit organizations that provide, non-duplicative breast health and breast cancer services directly to the medically underserved, uninsured or underinsured.
Up to 75 percent of the net income raised by the Affiliate supports local granting efforts to further breast cancer education, screening and treatment for the uninsured and medically underserved in the 16 county service area in the Southeast TN/North Georgia Area. The remaining 25 percent of the net income is contributed to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Research Grant Program.
Locally, the Chattanooga Affiliate has awarded local grantees more than $2.7 million since its inception in 2000. This funding has provided for:
- 36,633 mammograms and diagnostic screenings
- 2,744 instances of financial and supportive services
- 573 breast cancers detected
- Over $900,000 sent for National research grants to find the CURES
Any not-for-profit organization that provides breast health and/or breast cancer education, screening, or treatment services may apply for a grant.
2017-2018 Community Grant Recipients
Erlanger Health System – Breast Health Inreach Program
The Breast Health Inreach Program (BHIP) address the lack of financial assistance and access many face when seeking breast screenings. The program will navigate underserved and uninsured women for breast screenings within the Chattanooga Region, with a focus on those living within the identified Hamilton county zip codes of 37402,37403, 37404, 37408, 37410 and 37411. Click here or call (423)778-8932 to learn more.
Erlanger’s Southside/Dodson Avenue Community Health Centers – Fighting for a Cure!
Fighting for a Cure! provides breast screenings, awareness and educational programs to at risk populations living in the Chattanooga Region. Funding will provide screening mammograms and diagnostics for uninsured and underinsured women as well as health educational programs within churches, community centers, and business centers in the heart of target communities. Click here or call (423) 778-2700 to learn more.
Memorial Health Care System- MaryEllen Locher Access to Mammograms and Nurse Navigation
The MaryEllen Locher (MEL) Breast Center offers a full range of breast cancer services ranging from early detection, outreach/education, nurse navigation, treatment, follow-up and survivorship. These services are provided to all women regardless of their ability to pay through grants as well as charity care from the hospital. Funding from Komen will continue to support uninsured and underinsured women to receive mammograms and diagnostics through the MEL Mobile Coaches as well as through three breast centers. Click here or call (423) 495-4645 to learn more.
Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership- Community Health Worker/Promotoras de Salud Breast Health Program
Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership (NGHP) seeks to increase access to diagnostic and treatment resources for at-risk individuals. Community Health Workers (CHW), Promotoras de Salud, are in place to provide breast health education, immigrant outreach, patient navigation, and case management to meet the needs of those most vulnerable. Komen funding helps equip CHWs to serve a total of 3,000 individuals in Whitfield, Fannin, Murray, Catoosa, and Gordon Counties through group and one-on-one services. Click here or call (706)272-6662 to learn more.
Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership- Promotoras de Salud Breast Health Diagnostic Financial Assistance
Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership (NGHP) seeks to increase access to diagnostic and treatment resources for at-risk individuals. While our Community Health Workers (CHW), Promotoras de Salud, successfully provide breast health education, immigrant outreach, patient navigation, and case management to meet the needs of those most vulnerable, this program provides clinical breast exams and/or mammograms for those who are non- or under-insured in Whitfield, Fannin, Murray, Catoosa and Gordon Counties who cannot afford services the diagnostics they require. Click here or call (706)272-6662 to learn more.
Tennessee Department of Health- Tennessee Breast and Cervical Screening Program
Through targeted outreach and the provision of breast health services accessible in every county, TBCSP is able to reach rarely or never screened women by removing both cost and access to care barriers. With Komen funding, TBCSP will be able to serve an additional 86 women with screenings and 22 with diagnostic services. Additionally, Komen funding allows TCSP to serve symptomatic men and women who do not meet the NBCCEDP eligibility guidelines. While the program will serve Tennessee counties within the Chattanooga Region, outreach efforts will target priority counties of Rhea County, African Americans of Hamilton County and Hamilton zip codes 30402, 37403, 37404, 37408, 37410, 37411 and also lower income portions of 37405, 37406 and 37415 zip codes. Click here or call (423)209-8009 to learn more.