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2013-2014 Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale
Grant Recipients


Thanks to your support, Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale has funded $1,129,608 this year to 36 diverse organizations including not-for-profit health care organizations, public health agencies and community groups in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties that further the Komen mission! These projects have been selected by our independent Grant Review Panel as those that will have the greatest impact in serving uninsured or underinsured individuals in our service area. Please note that Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale is not a direct service provider. In accordance with Komen's guidelines, 75 percent of the net dollars raised through local events, including the annual Race for the Cure®, will stay in the local community to fund breast cancer screening, education and treatment initiatives. The remaining 25 percent will be pooled with Komen’s national efforts to fund research programs.



Grant Award Ceremony held on April 19, 2013

Grant Video - Learn about our Grantees and the peopl they help.

Grantee List

Arrow, Inc.

Breast Health Education, Training and Support for LBT Women
Education, Survivorship
Year 4
Miami-Dade and Broward
$5,000
The purpose of this program is to increase awareness amongst culturally diverse lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LBG) women of their risks for breast cancer, plus resources available for receipt of screening, treatment & support. Electronic & social media marketing of breast health promotion; Community-based breast health outreach via participation in major LGBT community events; Encouragement of breast health promotion behaviors via participation within an LBT Women’s Health and Wellness Expo; Providing cultural competence training to community breast health providers focused on serving LBT women.


Baptist Health Breast Center

Genetic Risk Education Services (GRES)
Screening, Education, Diagnostic
Year 10
Miami-Dade and Broward
$26,250
Genetic Risk Education Service of Baptist Health is a community service screening program.  Offers free education and facilitation of genetic susceptibility testing to individual and their extended families at high risk to develop hereditary breast cancer.  Genetic testing identifies harmful, hereditary genetic mutations.  For harmful mutation carriers & their extended families, medical management options of surveillance, chemo prevention & preventive surgeries can make a significant impact in cancer prevention, early cancer detection, progression & treatment, & life expectancy.


Baptist Health South Florida

CareCoach Patient Navigation Program
Treatment Support; Education; Diagnosis
Year 2
Miami-Dade and Broward
$10,000
In an effort to support patients and improve health outcomes, Baptist developed the CareCoach patient navigation program. Patients are matched with one of its four full-time CareCoaches, who guide them & their family during pre-diagnosis through all phases of the cancer journey. They create individualized care plans, schedule appointments, identify & eliminate health system barriers & facilitate timely access to quality medical & psychosocial care. The CareCoach provides compassionate support & connects patients & their families with support services, such as physical therapy, genetic testing, support groups & nutritional advice.


Broward County Health Department

Broward County Health Department Early Detection Project
Education, Screening, Diagnosis
Year 8
Broward
$29,948 
This project is experiencing great success in reaching out to the target population in 8 Broward County zip codes that in 2004-2008 presented with late stage breast cancers according to a 2010 study conducted by the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. For the 2013-2014 grant cycle, an increase is again expected in the screening rate for women residing in those target zip codes. The evaluation method will be to analyze the screening rate & to show an increase of at least 18% over the original baseline. The effort is to provide a no cost means of early detection of breast cancer to eligible women using funds from the Florida Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (FBCCEDP). The Broward Region FBCCEDP received an 80% increase in its screening goal, which will allow additional women the opportunity to receive screenings services. Key activities will include education & facilitation of screening events at partner sites & other outreach events. Second, to fund breast diagnostic procedures, not covered by FBCCEDP (i.e. MRI).


Broward County Libraries Division

Breast Health/Cancer Education through Community Relationships & Partnerships
Education
Year 9
Broward
$10,000
To ensure all people, in particular, underserved residents, African-American, Hispanic and lesbian population are aware of breast cancer resources in their area.  We will present the 6th annual Breast Cancer Support & Wellness Fair in order to promote breast cancer/health awareness. The Wellness Fair will be held at a regional library. Various libraries will hold informational programs about breast cancer awareness with medical specialists dealing with good lifestyle models. A program will be given by a librarian to education people on how to determine reliable online information.  Key activities of the health fair event include health informational tables. Representatives from the health organization sit at the individual table to provide information to the library customers. Pamphlets are given out & the representative is available to answer questions & see if customers would like follow-up information about the organization.


Cancer Support Community

Breast Cancer Support and Outreach (BCSO) Program
Education
Year 11
Miami-Dade and Broward
$47,500
This program focuses on Latinas, African Americans & Haitian patients. Provide 1) Culturally sensitive outreach to Hispanic & Black patients who benefit by gaining knowledge of resources; 2) Pre-Chemo classes for patients; 3) Prepare for surgery, heal faster classes, a validated intervention that decreases emotional distress, the need for pain medication & the length of hospital stays; 4) Educational sessions on  nutrition, lymphedema, reconstruction, depression, community resources, genetics & survivorship; 5) Validated therapeutic exercise program to decrease risk of co-morbid illnesses & functional decline; 6) Professionally facilitated support groups where patients share feelings & concerns, explore solutions & provide support.


Community Life Support Inc.

Health Education for Early Detection of Breast Cancer
Screening, Education, Treatment
Year 11
Miami-Dade and Broward
$29,991
The program has provided multicultural community health education, outreach, & direct services & referrals for breast diagnostic services for 11 years. Since inception the program has facilitated over 5,000 mammograms & 10,000 breast health education sessions. We provide culturally sensitive breast preventative health services through dissemination of education to minority women, conducting culturally & linguistically appropriate outreach, & provision of access to quality health care services. Mammograms are performed with the help of Memorial Mammogram mobile unit.


FANM Ayisyen Nan Miyami, Inc.

Women Hand in Hand/Fanm Men Nan Men
Education
Year 9
Miami-Dade and Broward
$10,001
Community based outreach and education program aimed at reducing the incidence of breast cancer among minority, immigrant, and Haitian women in Miami-Dade.  Goals are to increase awareness and educate on the importance of early screening and detection and improve access to care.  Facilitate linkage to medical and specialty care services, provide case management and supportive services, and provide referral services to healthcare specialist, support groups and counseling.


Florida International University

Miami Breast Health Initiative
Education; Treatment; Treatment Support
Year 1 - NEW GRANT
Miami-Dade
$10,000
This program will promote breast health & early diagnosis & treatment of breast cancer in underserved populations in Miami-Dade through community/academic partnerships. The goals of the project are to: 1) train 120 future physicians; 2) deliver 2 workshops that provide outreach & education to a minimum of 50 women; and 3) provide services & support to underinsured & underserved minority women in the North Miami-Dade area. This grant will create sustainable change by sensitizing future physicians to this issue of  late diagnosis of breast cancer & premature death & make them part of the solution, by leveraging the resources of NeighborhoodHELP to providing hands-on training to medical students in educating & referring at-risk women, thereby building health equity & higher cure rates for breast cancer in vulnerable communities.


Florida Keys Area Health Education Center, Inc.

The Keys to Healthy Living
Education & Screening
Year 3
Monroe
$15,000
Program will provide breast health information, access to breast exams, referral for mammograms, follow-up services assisting with diagnostic testing and the ability to speak to healthcare provider as needed. They will provide a comprehensive breast health and breast cancer awareness campaign in Monroe County that includes educational programming to teenagers, adults and senior population. Services to adults & seniors will include breast exams with referral/follow-up. Assessment & educational programs will be done during regularly scheduled clinic hours and specially scheduled outreach programs for worksites, schools, civic organizations & health fairs. Referrals will be made for at risk women for mammograms, some offered at no cost/low cost through the local Zonta & local hospitals.


Gilda’s Club of South Florida

Women of Color
Education
Year 4
Broward
$24,918
This program promotes breast health awareness among Women of Color in Broward County through educational events & interactive workshops. Key activities will be educational workshops held in the heart of medically underserved communities that teach the facts about breast health & breast cancer with special emphasis placed on the importance of early detection & screening. After each workshop, women are invited to Gilda’s Club Open Houses, where they can obtain community resources; meet with local health care providers who can administer free, noninvasive screening. Program facilitator will follow-up individually with each participant to encourage women to obtain breast health screenings.


Holy Cross Hospital, Inc.

Partners in Breast Health
Screening, Education, Diagnosis
Year 3
Broward
$45,000
The program provides 1,000 people from underserved communities with individual breast health education, general health assessments & mammograms. The objectives are: 1,000 program participants will act on their knowledge & have a mammogram; 90% of clients will be from underserved communities; and 90% follow up on annual mammogram adherence. Clients receive a comprehensive breast assessment, individual education, & language appropriate brochures on breast health while on board a mobile medical health unit. People ages 40 or order will receive a prescription & scheduling assistance for a screening mammogram. Patients who qualify will be eligible to access grant funding for these services. If further diagnostic assessment is needed, scheduling assistance is provided. Resources are available to patients with positive findings of breast cancer to access health care & treatment.


Human Services Coalition of Dade County, Inc. d/b/a Catalyst Miami

Breast Health & Cancer Education (BHCE)
Year 6
Miami-Dade
$16,000.00
Catalyst Miami will provide the Breast Health & Education (BHCE) component through its nationally acclaimed Prosperity Campaign, which connects low-income individuals to existing economic benefits. The team will educate Black & Hispanic women of Miami-Dade on the prevention & early detection of breast cancer as well as promote breast screening services. Catalyst has created several innovative strategies to access this target population including its partnership with hundreds of businesses & nonprofit organizations. Materials will be distributed to at least 1,000 people; education sessions about early screening will be provided to at least 750 people; & referrals for breast screenings &/or mammograms will be provided to at least 700 people.


Liga Contra el Cancer, Inc.

Liga Contra el Cancer and SGK (Free) Chemo Treatment Serv. Project 2013
Treatment, Health Care Delivery, Treatment Support
Year 7
Miami-Dade and Broward
$45,000
Provide cancer care service to the uninsured and/or low-income breast cancer women.  Help at least 55 uninsured and/or low-income diagnosed breast cancer patients with the funds from the grant.  50 breast cancer patients will receive approved drugs for treatment of early-stage breast cancer.  5  other breast cancer survivors will continue to benefit by receiving Arimidex for one year post treatment.


Lymphedema Foundation of South Florida

Education and Treatment of Lymphedema Therapy for the Uninsured & Underinsured Women and Men of Dade / Broward County
Treatment, Treatment Support, Education
Year 7
$35,000
A therapy facility specializing in the care and treatment of Lymphedema through trained, certified therapists.  Educate and treat breast cancer patients on lymphedema after undergoing surgery, and/or radiation treatments. Provides underprivileged, uninsured or underinsured individuals with hands-on, proven treatments, utilizing compression bandages, and custom fitted garments, to physically reduce and control the impactful signs / symptoms of lymphedema.  Empower patients on the do’s and don’ts of Lymphedema care.  Promote self-awareness to avoid further medical complications. Provide a home exercise program applicable to support strength, movement, function and continued independence for the future.


Memorial Foundation for Memorial Regional Hospital

Breast Cancer Screening & Diagnostic Testing for Uninsured and Underinsured Women
Screening, Diagnosis, Education
Year 14
Miami-Dade and Broward
$149,984
Breast Screening and Diagnostic Treatment is a comprehensive breast health outreach program targeting uninsured and underinsured women in Broward and northern Miami-Dade Counties.  Goal is to decrease the risk of breast cancer and premature death for these women by educating participants about cancer risk factors and providing routine screening to detect cancer early.  Provides access to digital screening mammograms for women and men who cannot afford them.  Services are provided via a mobile mammography van or within its Women’s Imaging Center. Diagnostic procedures, including diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds, MRIs, PEMs, and biopsies are supported by the grant.  MHS is the only provider in Broward offering 3D imaging.


Memorial Foundation for Memorial Cancer Institute

Breast Cancer Genetic Testing for Underserved / Uninsured Persons
Screening, Education, Survivorship
Year 14
$26,250
Provide genetic risk counseling and testing to Broward County residents who are considered to be at high risk for carrying a breast cancer gene mutation and lack the financial resources to avail themselves of genetic testing.  Genetic counselors compile family histories, calculate cancer risks, personalize epidemiology, and conduct genetic testing.  By obtaining a sequence of their BRCA gene mutation, patients affected by breast cancer can facilitate accurate screening of family members.  Family members may be able to have an MRI of the breast in addition to mammography and ultrasound & chemoprevention if a mutation is found.


Miami-Dade Area Health Education Center Program (MDAHEC)

Hands on Health: Teens and Breast Cancer
Education
Year 11
Miami-Dade and Broward
$43,645
MDAHEC will utilize the high school curriculum “Hands on Health: Teens & Breast Cancer” to educate adolescent women, men, and mostly minority youth, about breast cancer and the importance of practicing good breast health and life-long Breast Self-Awareness.  Youth will be taught breast self-awareness & encouraged to obtain clinical breast exams and mammograms throughout their lives so the probability of early detection can be increased.  MDAHEC will educate youth in both Miami-Dade & Broward County public and private schools and adolescents in alternative youth sites such as church groups, Juvenile Justice Centers & other community locations.  MDAHEC anticipates providing breast health education to a minimum of 3,450 youth in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.


North Broward Hospital District d/b/a Broward Health

Every Woman Matters
Screening, Diagnosis, Education
Year 9
Broward
$80,000.00
A screening program that provides diagnostic and screening mammograms to underserved and uninsured women within the northern two-thirds of Broward County.  Goal is to decrease the risk of breast cancer and premature death in minority underserved women, with a focus on African American and Hispanic women.  The program provides: 225 screening mammograms and based on results provide the following services to underserved women: 25 diagnostic bilateral mammograms; 24 diagnostic unilateral mammograms; 30 breast ultrasounds; 5 ultrasound biopsies; 5 stereotactic biopsies; 10 breast MRIs; 5 breast MRI guided biopsies; 15 pathologist reports and follow-up treatments and referrals into support groups and navigation programs for those diagnosed with breast cancer.


North Broward Hospital District d/b/a Broward Health

Know Your Genes
Screening, Diagnosis, Education
Year 8
Broward
$22,500
Will provide genetic counseling & testing to medically underserved women, with a focus on Hispanic, Black & Haitian women, & women who partner with women. The program targets women residing in the northern two-thirds of Broward who have early onset & a family history of breast cancer. Genetic testing identifies gene mutations that account for a large proportion of families with inherited breast & ovarian cancers, accounting for 60% of high risk families with breast cancer. It is important to identify these mutations to ensure they understand the need & importance of taking active preventive role in their personal breast health due to increased risk of breast cancer & reoccurrence.


Open Door Health Center, Inc.

Open Door Health Center’s Women’s Health Program (WHP)
Screening, Education
Year 8
Miami-Dade
$40,000
Program increases access to breast cancer awareness education and breast cancer screening services to 500+ African American, African Descent (non-Hispanic) and Hispanic/Latino women twenty+ years of age who live in Dade. Open Door will provide culturally sensitive breast cancer awareness education, educating patients & women in the local community about the importance of breast self-awareness, knowing their risks for breast cancer & the importance of regular screenings; ongoing facilitation of screening services, emphasizing outreach to underserved patients to receive further care as indicated.


Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast, Inc.
Breast Health Youth and Community Education Program
Education
Year 1 - NEW GRANT
Broward
$5,000
The goal of this program is to reduce high risk behaviors, promote healthy lifestyles, and to increase Breast Self-Awareness, knowledge of family history and early breast cancer screening, especially among teens and women of color. Breast health educator, who is also a cancer survivor, utilizes a strategy that is effective through partnering with a wide range of community-based organizations and earning the trust of our audience.  We plan to serve a minimum of 1,000 women & youth within the proposed grant cycle. Activities planned include providing a 1 – 1.5 hour age appropriate, culturally, and gender – competent presentations. To meet the goal of the program, we will: 1) deliver comprehensive breast health presentations to 1,200 – 1,500 women & youth in Broward County; 2) Partner with at least 10 schools, community groups, churches &/or organizations inclusive of target groups: Haitians, Afro-Caribbeans, African-Americans, Hispanics & the LGBT population.; and 3) Demonstrate a minimum of 75% in knowledge acquisition of Breast Health through pre & post testing. The impact of the program is to provide preventative health activities & positive health experiences for individuals that have a high risk for advanced stage diagnosis & high mortality rates.


Project Access Foundation, Inc.

Breast Cancer Education Outreach, Screening Treatment Program for Uninsured and Underinsured Women
Screening, Education, Treatment
Year 13
Miami-Dade and Broward
$90,000
This program provides access to low cost mammograms, ultrasounds and breast health education to uninsured and underinsured women in Dade County. Goals are to encourage screening for breast cancer for minority women, and reduce the incidence of advance stage breast cancer in women. Will provide breast cancer screenings to under insured African-American & Hispanic women. Will provide diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds & image guided breast biopsies to African-American & Hispanic women.  At least 6,700 women will receive breast cancer prevention education.


Public Health Trust of Miami-Dade County d/b/a Jackson Health System

IMANI at Taylor Breast Health Center
Screening, Diagnosis, Treatment
Year 4
Miami-Dade
$37,500
Goals are to: 1) encourage screening for breast cancer for minority women in Central, North and East Miami-Dade County; and 2) reduce the incidence of advance stage breast cancer developing in Central, East and North Miami-Dade County minority women through screening and early diagnosis.  They will provide free breast cancer screenings to 100 under insured African-American and Hispanic women, who are not eligible for Project Screen.  Will provide a combined 104 diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds, and image guided breast biopsies, as medically indicated to minority women.


Public Health Trust of Miami-Dade County d/b/a Jackson Health System

IMANI at JSCOBC (Increasing Minority Access to Need Interventions)
Screening, Diagnosis, Treatment
Year 4
Miami-Dade
$30,000
Goals are to: 1) encourage screening for breast cancer for minority women in South Miami-Dade County; and 2) reduce the incidence of advance stage breast cancer developing in South Miami-Dade County minority women through screening and early diagnosis.  They will provide free breast cancer screenings to 200 under insured African-American and Hispanic women.  Will provide a combined 83 diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds, and image guided breast biopsies as medically indicated to minority women.


Saint John Bosco Clinic

Women’s Breast Health Program
Screening, Diagnosis, Education
Year 11
Miami-Dade
$ 30,000.00
This program will provide women who access care at this free clinic with screening & diagnostic breast health exams.  We are able to develop and implement programs that identify breast cancer, serve as a navigator to assist patients in accessing other community services, as needed for treatment. Health education is delivered in the language & cultural needs of our patients. 2013 program projects: 360 screening mammograms, 47 diagnostic mammograms & 76 ultrasounds/spot compressions to the patients served.


Sandy B. Muller Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

SBMBCF Peace of Mind Project
Treatment Support
Year 3
Miami-Dade
$10,000
Seeks to assist 35 low socio-economic status Miami-Dade African American , Caribbean & Hispanic women recently diagnosed with breast cancer and in treatment by providing funds for basic living expenses.  Goal is to relieve the financial stress so that they can focus on early treatment, healing and a successful recovery.  Key activities are: community outreach to recruit referrals; assisting patients with SBMBCF application process; administering funds to grantees for a 3 to 4 month treatment period; organizing 6 fundraisers each year.


Save Our Sisters DBT, Inc.

Dragon Boat Team
Survivorship
Year 4
Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe
$3,500
Save our Sisters is a Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat team whose mission is to educate the public regarding breast health awareness in a positive, proactive way; to assist in providing education on breast cancer screening and treatment to underprivileged women in the community; to serve as role models; to mentor newly diagnosed women with breast cancer; and to promote a healthy, active lifestyle and provide organized opportunities for physical fitness, wellness education and psycho-social empowerment among breast cancer survivors.  Large percentage of SOS team members are Hispanic and we continue to recruit African American women. Studies have shown that repetitive motion exercises, such as dragon boating, helps to decrease the amount of lymphedema or even prevent it by rebuilding muscle mass.


The Beautiful Gate Inc.

A Gateway for (Women of Color) African American Women with Breast Cancer
Education, Survivorship
Year 4
Miami-Dade, Broward
$10,000 
The Beautiful Gate (TBG) will seek to collaborate with all stakeholders to ensure individuals diagnosed with breast cancer receive culturally, ethnically and linguistically appropriate education, services, resources, support & treatment. TBG will provide holistic survivorship support to individuals living with breast cancer. Provide health resources, referrals and education to remove real or perceived barriers to quality health care & treatment options. Address key concerns or issues impacting the lives of cancer survivors on the journey to wellness through education, referrals & group support sessions. Empower individuals to become better stewards of their own health care.



The Links, Inc.

Educate a Community, Save a Person’s Life
Education
Year 4
Miami-Dade
$5,000
Provide community education outreach to women of African descent regarding the importance of Breast Self-Awareness, obtaining family health history for potential risks of breast cancer, screening options, the importance of early detection, seeing a health care provide on a regular basis, and making healthy lifestyle choices. Target audience will be identified from black churches, colleges, senior citizen facilities, immigrant women’s organizations, PTA associations & sponsored events. Events will be held at least 6 times per year. Member Links will physically support the education process at the various facilities. Through collaboration with other grantees, we will provide information to refer uninsured and underinsured for health exams such as mammograms.


University of Miami

Incidence of familial breast cancer in the underserved Caribbean & Latin American Population
Screening, Education
Year 10
Miami-Dade, Broward
$37,500
Cancer Genetics Clinic & Jackson Memorial will provide genetic counseling & testing to a minority & indigent population.  Through physical exams, review of personal & family history of cancer, patients referred to our clinic will undergo risk assessment for inherited forms of breast cancer. Through the grant, uninsured patients will have access to costly genetic testing to identify high risk families, resulting in earlier cancer detection and prevention. Identification of minorities with mutations in cancer predisposition genes will assist in future evaluation & genetic testing for this population nationwide. At risk relatives will also be offered genetic counseling & testing.


University of Miami

Breast Cancer Navigator/Coordiantor at Jackson Memorial Hospital
Treatment
Year 3
Miami-Dade
$45,000
The navigator ensures that women diagnosed with breast cancer at Jackson have access to a full range of state of the art care. Over 2000 women with breast cancer have been served by this program. The navigator shepherds the patient through the entire spectrum of breast cancer care from diagnosis to wellness or hospice referral. Duties are: Meet all newly diagnosed breast cancer patients & coordinate their visits; available to answer all questions re: treatments, appointments, resources & symptoms; see patients in wellness & medical oncology clinic; arrange follow-ups & schedule all tests; assist patients with letters & forms; assist breast center to coordinate admissions & consultations to various specialties; refer patients to outside agencies and make appointments for the referral of patients to primary care centers, radiation therapy, surgical & plastic surgery clinics.


Well Come Center

Individual Therapy for Uninsured and Underinsured Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
Treatment
Year 6
Miami-Dade
$13,000 
Diagnosis and subsequent treatment of breast cancer can cause overwhelming psychological distress for women and their families.  Women whose previous psychological states were precarious often face debilitating stress when confronted with breast cancer and its implications.  Support groups are readily available at no charge, however, they are not appropriate or effective for every woman.  Uninsured and underinsured women do not have access to one-on-one individual counseling.  The goal of this project is to provide psychological counseling and therapy to these women.


WomanKind, Inc.

Keys to Breast Health
Screening, Diagnosis, Education
Year 4
$31,121
Improves access to regular breast cancer screening and diagnostics to poor, minority and/or medically underserved women experiencing barriers to breast health care in the Florida Keys community. WomanKind will provide breast cancer screenings for 800 women in the form of a free or reduced clinical breast exam, Of these, a minimum of 300 will obtain screening mammography. Link a minimum of 25 women in need of further evaluation to needed breast cancer diagnostics. Project also seeks to continue breast health coordination, which greatly improves the consistent & seamless delivery of services between providers, & maximizes the number of women who follow-through for needed care.


Women’s Breast Health Initiative, Florida Affiliate (WBHI)

2013 Targeted Neighborhood Door to Door Outreach
Education, Screening
Year 6
Miami-Dade
$15,000 
Provides grassroots door-to-door outreach campaigns in targeted minority working poor neighborhoods with median incomes while blanketing the neighborhood with Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast health educational materials.  This intervention creates behavioral change prompting women to get the screening that could save their lives. Volunteers assist making appointments for free screening mammograms.  The mobile mammography van then provides pre-scheduled uninsured women with free mammograms in their neighborhood. Should women require additional screening and/or treatment they are referred to appropriate resources to be breast cancer free.


YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade

YWCA Family Wellness Program
Screening, Education
Year 17
$45,000
Help underserved minorities in dire need of access to breast cancer services and education in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.  They provide access to clinical breast exams, screening and diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasounds and biopsies to low-income uninsured minority women in Miami Dade & Broward Counties. Purpose is to increase access to breast cancer education, and no cost or low cost screening to low-income, minority women in underserved areas. Key activities are: education provided to individuals through outreach & health fairs; to groups in education sessions; and mass media through radio shows. Case management via client intakes, scheduling, follow-up, referrals & reminder cards. Program aims at impacting the target population by providing education to 6,000 women and providing access to 128 clinical breast exams, screening mammograms & 78 diagnostic mammograms & other diagnostic screenings.

TOTAL LOCAL GRANTS FOR 2013-2014: $1,129,608