Current Grant Recipients
2016 – 2017 Grant Slate
Breast Cancer Support Services
An independent, nonprofit organization that transitioned from a 19 year affiliation with another National Breast Cancer Organization in 2011, Breast Cancer Support Services is dedicated to providing nurturing support AFTER a breast cancer diagnosis. Offering peer support groups, therapy groups, emergency financial assistance and informational/educational programs, Breast Cancer Support Services helps breast cancer patients in 19 counties surrounding Chattanooga Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. Our current board of directors includes our founding member, & 26 year survivor, Elaine Hill, along with a hospital executive, 2 physicians & community leaders; 4 of whom are also survivors themselves.
Contact Information: 1400 McCallie Avenue Suite 110, Chattanooga, TN 37404, Phone: 423.629.2445
Erlanger Centers for Breast Health
The Erlanger Health System is a multi-hospital system with five campuses based in Chattanooga. Erlanger is the 9th largest public hospital in the United States and more than a quarter of a million people are treated by the health system annually. The Erlanger Centers for Breast Health are part of the Erlanger Health System which provides services to Hamilton County as well as 17 surrounding counties. Available services include: 4 mammography sites with digital screening units, Surgical Oncology, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Clinical Research, Board Certified Genetics Counselors (2), Breast Resource Center staffed with 2 Certified Breast Patient Navigators, a Social Worker and a dietitian.
Contact Information: 1751 Gunbarrel Road, Suite G-10, Chattanooga, TN 37421-7177, Phone: 423.778.8999
Memorial Health Care System Foundation, Inc.
Mary Ellen Locher Breast Center
CHI Memorial, a private non-profit hospital system includes Memorial Hospital, a 336-bed regional center with centers of excellence in cancer, cardiac, and orthopedics, and Memorial Hixson, a 69-bed Community Hospital. Established in 1952 to alleviate a shortage of hospital beds in the community, Memorial continues to honor its covenant to provide the highest quality standards of compassionate health care, and has gained national recognition as a leading health care system. Memorial’s first mobile mammography health coach, established in 2005, was so successful that it resulted in an increased request for services causing a 6 month wait list. A second Mobile Health Coach was added in 2011 to meet the ever increasing demand.
Contact Information: 2525 De Sales Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37404, Phone: 423.495.7797,
North Georgia HealthCare Center
The North Georgia HealthCare Center is a community-based non-profit health care center located in the center of Catoosa County in Ringgold, GA. Funded through the USDA Direct Loan program, NGHCC opened 6 years ago with a mission to provide quality care for the underserved residents in rural Northwest Georgia. We provide services for over 2450 patients for a total of 7,000 plus visits last year, 52% of whom are uninsured or receive Medicaid. A lack of transportation and finances are the two main barriers that prevent our local residents from receiving the care they need. In one location we offer Primary Care, Physical Therapy, Aquatic Therapy, Pharmacy Education and Prevention programs, and lab services.
Contact information: 6120 Alabama Highway, Ringgold, GA, 30736 Phone: (706) 935-6442
Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership
The Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership is a not-for-profit organization that services both Murray and Whitfield Counties. The Partnership was organized in 1992 to create fundamental changes in the delivery of health services in Murray and Whitfield Counties. Based upon collaborative effort between providers of healthcare, business, industry, local government, educators and public health, the project has benefited from a strong commitment by the community to improve the overall health status, while controlling cost, improving accessibility and promoting high quality care. Our 30 board members meet monthly in order to stay up to date on each other as well as the Partnership’s upcoming events.
Contact information: PO Box 182, Dalton, GA 30722-0182, Phone: (706) 272-6662
Southside/Dodson Avenue Community Health Centers
Southside/Dodson Avenue Community Health Centers is committed to creating an environment that is diverse and inclusive as well as welcoming to and accepting of all people regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic class, age or spirituality. Our employees, patients and their families as well as our community partners and other concerned associates come together to address and solve problems that impact our employees, patients and the community. We thrive on diversity and inclusiveness of all individuals as we seek better health outcomes for our target population.
Contact information: 1200 Dodson Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37406-3214, Phone: (423) 778-2834
Tennessee Breast and Cervical Screening Program
Local health departments have provided services to county residents for over 80 years. The Tennessee Breast and Cervical Screening Program (TBCSP) was added in 2002, when the program received CDC funding and was recognized as an entry point for breast cancer treatment services through TennCare(Tennessee’s Medicaid program). Eligibility, enrollment, and clinical breast exams are provided at local health departments. Women are referred to area partners for mammograms and tests. All costs are covered for services rendered. TBCSP provides services to uninsured eligible women in TN at local health departments and community health centers.
Contact information: 8th Floor Andrew Johnson Tower, 710 James Robertson Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37243 Phone: (615) 532-8486