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Thanks to your support, Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale has funded $881,386 this year to 35 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 25, 2014

Grant Video 2014 - COMING SOON

2014-2015 Grantee List

Arrow, Inc. - 305-892-0928

Breast Health Education, Training and Support for LBT Women

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 Outpatient Services, Inc. d/b/a Baptist Health Breast Center - 786-662-4705

CareCoach Patient Navigation Program

Year 4

Dade & Broward & Monroe

$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 three full-time CareCoaches or Oncology Certified Nurse or Nurse Practitioner, who guide them and their family during pre-diagnosis through all phases of the cancer journey. They create individualized care plans, schedules appointments, identify and eliminate healthcare system barriers and facilitate timely access to quality medical and psychosocial care. The CareCoach provides compassionate support and connects patients and their families with support services, such as physical therapy, genetic testing, support groups and nutritional advice.


Baptist Outpatient Services, Inc. d/b/a Baptist Health Breast Center - 786-662-4705

Genetic Risk Education Services (GRES)

Year 12

Dade & Broward & Monroe

$20,000

This program is a community service screening program available to south Florida community members, patients of referring physicians, and their extended families. The GRES offers free education and facilitation of genetic susceptibility testing to qualified individuals. Genetic susceptibility testing, which identifies harmful, hereditary genetic mutations, is as important a screening tool for individuals with a personal and/or strong family history of breast cancer as is the mammogram an important screening tool for the general population. Individuals with these harmful mutations are much more likely to develop cancer than are individuals without such mutations. For harmful mutation carriers and their extended families, medical management options of surveillance, chemoprevention, and preventive surgeries can make a significant impact in cancer prevention, early cancer detection, progression and treatment, and life expectancy.


Baptist Outpatient Services, Inc. d/b/a Baptist Health Breast Center - 786-662-4705

Survivorship Program

Year 1 [NEW GRANT]

Dade & Broward & Monroe

$22,497

The term cancer survivor is commonly used to describe a person from the time of cancer diagnosis throughout the remaining years of life. Survivors often face a range of challenges including physical, psychological, social, spiritual and financial issues at diagnosis, during treatment, and throughout the remaining years of their lives. The CDC recommends creating and implementing successful strategies to help millions of people who live with, through and beyond cancer. The development and implementation of a Survivorship Program at the Breast Health Center (BHBC) will do exactly that: assist, support and empower patients to feel whole again and find ways to meet the needs of their family members, caregivers and health care providers. The Survivorship Program is scheduled to launch in 2014. It’s the first of its kind in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties focusing on quality of life and practicing an intensely human connection philosophy.


The Beautiful Gate Inc. - 786-525-6584

A Gateway for Women of Color with Breast Cancer

Year 5

Dade & Broward

$5,000

The Beautiful Gate (TBG) seeks to address key concerns or issues impacting the lives of cancer survivors on their journey to wellness. TBG will combine psychosocial, fitness (dance) and art therapy (stress management) for the healing of the body, mind and spirit.  With the goal of incorporating techniques learned and applying in their daily lives will enable survivors to become better stewards of their own health care and not consider cancer survivorship as a disability.


Broward County Health Department - 954-467-4755

Broward County Health Department Early Detection Project

Year 9

Broward

$20,000

According to a 2010 study conducted by the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, between the years 2004-2008, women who reside in zip codes 33004, 33023, 33028, 33068, 33309, 33311, 33317 and 33332, presented with the highest number of late stage breast cancers as compared to other zip codes in Broward County and in the State of Florida.  All women in these areas will be targeted for increased education and recruitment efforts which according to the US Census has a high African American, and Hispanic/Latino population. Also, in the center of the targeted zip codes is the city of Wilton Manors, which has a high Lesbian/Gay population. Education will be provided on the importance of early detection as well as no-cost services that may be available to eligible women. Key activities of the Health Educator will include education and facilitation of screening events at this project's partner sites and other outreach events. 


Cancer Support Community Greater Miami - 305-668-5900

Breast Cancer Support and Outreach (BCSO) Program

Year 12

Dade

$35,000

This program provides: 1) Culturally sensitive outreach to underserved, Black American and Hispanic patients who benefit by gaining knowledge of resources to help them manage their illness. 2) Prepare for Surgery Heal Faster' classes, a validated intervention that decreases emotional distress, the need for pain medication and the length of hospital stays, in Spanish and English. 3) Educational sessions on many topics, including nutrition, Lymphedema, reconstruction, depression/anxiety, community resources, genetics, survivorship and sexuality, which help patients make informed treatment and post-treatment decisions. 4) A validated therapeutic exercise program to decrease risk of co-morbid illnesses and functional decline; classes result in building strength, improving range of motion, reducing fatigue and anxiety levels and improving quality of life. 5) Professionally facilitated support groups where patients share feelings and concerns, explore solutions and provide support and inspiration for others.


Christine E Lynn Women's Health and Wellness Institute - Center for Breast Care - 561-955-4294

Screening & Diagnostic Project

Year 1 [NEW GRANT]

Broward

$15,000

Christine E Lynn Women's Health and Wellness Institute strives to provide access to high quality breast care for the women of South Florida, regardless of income. We educate the community about the importance of routine screening mammography as part of quality breast care, and educate on personal risk factors to ensure each woman takes ownership of her health when possible. We work within the community with a mobile mammography unit as a grassroots effort brings screening services to the patient, providing less disruption in their lives and access to care. Our services include clinical services including breast exams; and diagnostic services including screening/diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasound, and breast biopsy. Inclusive of every service is education to each woman’s condition and personal risk factors, as well as nurse navigation.


Community Life Support, Inc. - 305-688-5456  

Health Education for Early Detection of Breast Cancer

Year 12

Dade & Broward

$20,000

Community Life Support provides culturally sensitive breast preventative health services through screenings, dissemination of education to minority women, conducting culturally and linguistically appropriate outreach and provision of access to quality health care services to the uninsured women and families of Miami-Dade County. The groups targeted for outreach through this project are among the most underserved women in health education services: women of color, women living with women, and homeless women, all of whom are low-income. The proposed program will increase breast cancer awareness and identify women in need of treatment. Mammograms are performed in Community Life Support with the help of Memorial Healthcare System’s Mammogram mobile.


Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami, Inc. - 305-756-8050

Women Hand in Hand/Fanm Men Nan Men

Year 9

Dade & Broward

$5,000

Women Hand in Hand/Fanm Men Nan Men is a community based outreach and education program aimed at reducing the incidence of breast cancer among minority, immigrant, and Haitian women in Miami-Dade County.  The program's goals are to increase awareness through education and outreach (using radio, and chitakozes (informal community workshops…) and facilitate linkages/referrals to medical and other specialty care services as needed.


Florida International University - 305-348-6197  

Miami Breast Health Initiative

Year 2

Dade

$3,000

The “Miami Breast Initiative: Expanding Screening to Vulnerable Women in our Communities” is a moveable clinic that delivers primary care to under and uninsured patients in 4 neighborhoods in north Miami-Dade, with an extraordinarily high incidence of late stage breast cancer. The initiative aims to enhance community health through partnerships and clinical services. The program will provide screening and diagnostic services to women referred from the MHC in the community. 


Florida Keys Area Health Education Center, Inc. - 305-743-7111 ext. 206

The Keys to Healthy Living

Year 4

Monroe

$20,000

The program will provide a comprehensive breast health and breast cancer awareness campaign in Monroe County that includes educational programming for adults and our senior populations. Services to adults and seniors will include breast exams by medical personnel with appropriate referral and follow-up. Educational programs and assessments will be done during regularly scheduled clinic hours and specially scheduled outreach programs for worksites and civic organizations in addition to yearly health fairs throughout the Keys. Where applicable, referrals will be made for mammograms, some being offered at no cost/low cost through the local Zonta chapter and local hospitals.


Gilda's Club South Florida - 954-763-6776

Women of Color

Year 5

Broward

$15,000

The purpose of the Women of Color program is to promote breast health awareness among women of color in Broward County through educational events and interactive workshops. The key activities are educational workshops held in the heart of medically underserved communities that teach the facts about breast health and breast cancer with a special emphasis placed on the importance of early detection and screening (i.e., clinical breast exams and mammograms).


Holy Cross Hospital, Inc. - 954-938-8964

Partners in Breast Health

Year 4

Broward

$45,000

The Program provides 1,000 people from underserved communities with individual breast health education, clinical breast exams and mammograms in hope of reducing late stage breast cancer diagnosis through early detection. The objectives are: 1,000 program participants will act on their knowledge and 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 and language appropriate brochures on breast health while on board a mobile medical health unit. People ages 40 or order will receive a prescription and 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 (breast cancer) to reduce barriers to access health care and treatment. Patients receive calls/texts reminders in their language prior to appointments.


Liga Contra el Cancer, Inc. - 305-856-4914

Liga Contra el Cancer and SGK (Free) Chemo Treatment Serv. Project 2014-15

Year 8

Dade & Broward & Monroe

$35,000

The purpose of the program is to provide (FREE) cancer care service to uninsured and/or low-income breast cancer patients in South Florida.  Liga Contra el Cáncer expects to help at least 55 uninsured and/or low-income diagnosed breast cancer patients. Fifty (50) breast cancer patients will receive approved drugs for treatment of early-stage breast cancer and five (5) other breast cancer survivors will continue to benefit from the donation by receiving Arimidex® generic Anastrazole for one year post treatment.


The Links, Inc. - 305-607-9867

Educate a Community, Save a Woman’s Life

Year 5

Dade

$2,000

The purpose of this grant is to 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 healthcare provider on a regular basis, and making healthy lifestyle choices.  Information on Breast Cancer facts and myths will also be disseminated.


Lymphedema Foundation of South Florida - 305-740-7292

Education/Treatment of Lymphedema Therapy for Uninsured/Underinsured Women/ Men of Dade / Broward County

Year 8

Dade & Broward & Monroe

$27,000

Bridging the gap between the diagnosis of cancer and returning to everyday function is the goal of the Lymphedema Foundation of South Florida, which is a therapy facility specializing in the care and treatment of lymphedema through trained, certified lymphedema therapists. Our objectives are to: provide underprivileged, uninsured or underinsured individuals with manual lymph drainage, compression bandages, and customer fitted garments to physically reduce and control the impactful signs/symptoms of lymphedema; empower patients on the "dos and don'ts" of lymphedema/post-surgical cancer care; promote self-awareness to avoid further medical complications; and provide a home exercise program applicable to support strength, movement, function and continued independence for the future.


Memorial Foundation for Memorial Regional Hospital - 954-265-7953

Breast Cancer Screening & Diagnostic Testing for Uninsured and Underinsured Women

Year 15

Broward, North Miami

$139,889

Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnostic Testing (BCSDT) is a comprehensive breast health screening and diagnostic program targeting uninsured and underinsured women and men in Broward and northern Miami-Dade counties. Its goal is to decrease the risk of breast cancer and premature death by educating participants about cancer risk factors and providing routine screening and diagnostic testing to detect cancer early. BCSDT provides digital screening mammograms to residents within the geographic area that meet the income guidelines. Services are provided on the mammography van or at the Women's Imaging Center at Memorial Regional Hospital. Diagnostic procedures, including mammograms, ultrasounds, MRIs, and biopsies are supported by the grant.


Memorial Healthcare System - 954-265-2619

Breast Cancer Genetic Testing for Underserved / Uninsured Persons

Year 9

Broward

$20,000

Identifying people who are at high risk for developing cancer is an important part of cancer prevention. Memorial Cancer Institute's genetics program helps families who are at increased risk for developing cancer based on family history or ancestry. Funds will allow south Broward families facing a genetic predisposition to access genetic testing. These persons lack the financial resources to access genetic testing otherwise. Although the 5-10% of breast cancer patients have a gene mutation, cancer incidence rates in this population far exceeds those of the general population. Once a mutation is identified, MCI's genetics team works with primary care providers and other specialists to advise family members regarding their cancer risks and proactive lifestyle modifications that can reduce that risk.


Miami-Dade Area Health Education Center, Inc. - 305-597-3647

Hands on Health: Teens and Breast Cancer

Year 11

Dade

$20,000

Miami-Dade AHEC will utilize the high school curriculum “Hands on Health: Teens & Breast Cancer" to educate adolescent women and men on the importance of practicing good breast health and life-long Breast Self-Awareness. MDAHEC anticipates providing breast health education to 1,500 youth in Miami-Dade County public and private schools, encouraging them to develop a life-long habit of breast health self-awareness and increasing the odds of early detection in the future.


North Broward Hospital District - 954-759-7458

Every Woman Matters

Year 10

Broward

$70,000

The purpose of Broward Health’s Every Woman Matters program is to provide mammograms and diagnostic screenings to underserved and uninsured women under 400% of the Federal Poverty Level within the northern two-thirds of Broward County, age 30-49. The goal is to decrease the risk of premature death due to breast cancer in minority uninsured, underserved women, with a focus on Hispanic, Black and Haitian women. The program provides: 98 screening mammograms, and based on the results provide the following services to underserved women: 25 diagnostic bilateral mammograms; 25 diagnostic unilateral mammograms; 40 breast ultrasounds; 10 ultrasound biopsies; 7 stereotactic biopsies; 3 breast MRIs; 20 pathology reports; and enhance the seamless circle of care in breast health for medically underserved women who receive an abnormal mammogram by referring them to the Breast Cancer Patient Navigator program for case management.


North Broward Hospital District - 954-355-5652

Know Your Genes

Year 9

Broward

$20,000

Broward Health's Know Your Genes program will provide genetic counseling and testing to 7 medically underserved women, with a focus on Hispanic, Black, and Haitian women, and women who partner with women. The program targets women residing in the northern two-thirds of Broward County who have early onset and a family history of breast cancer. Genetic testing identifies gene mutations that account for a large proportion of families with inherited breast and ovarian cancers, accounting for 60% of high risk families with breast cancer. It is important to identify carriers of these mutations to ensure they understand the need and importance of taking an active preventive role in their personal breast health due to the increased risk of breast cancer and reoccurrence. This program will provide information to assist women and families in making informed choices about breast health care.


Open Door Health Center, Inc. - 305-246-2400

Open Door Health Center’s Women’s Health Program (WHP)

Year 9

Dade

$30,000

The purpose of the Open Door Health Center (ODHC) Women's Health Program (WHP) is to increase access to breast cancer awareness education and breast cancer screening services to 675+ African American, African descent (non-Hispanic) and Hispanic/Latino women twenty+ years of age who live in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ODHC, will provide the following key activities: culturally sensitive breast cancer awareness education, educating both patients and women in the local community about the importance of breast self-awareness, knowing their risks for breast cancer and the importance of regular screenings; ongoing facilitation of screening services, emphasizing outreach to underserved populations lacking access to healthcare; and case management to assist low income uninsured female patients to receive further care as indicated.


Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast, Inc. - 561- 543-5478

Breast Health Youth and Community Education Program

Year 2

Broward

$5,000

The goal of the Breast Health Youth and Community Education 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 teens and women of color. Our breast health educator, who is also a cancer survivor, partners with a wide range of community-based organizations to provide age-appropriate, culturally sensitive, and gender-competent information.  In small group presentations (up to an hour) and through education outreach (health fairs, outreach events), PPSFTC will deliver comprehensive breast health presentations to 1000 women and youth across Broward County and partner with schools, community groups, faith-based organizations and/or organizations that target African-Americans, Caribbean’s, Hispanics and the LGBT population (women who partner with women).


Project Access Foundation, Inc. - 305-992-4521

Breast Cancer Education Outreach, Screening Treatment Program from Uninsured and Underinsured Women 

Year 14

Dade & Broward

$75,000

Project Access strives to provide access for low cost mammograms, ultrasounds and breast health education to uninsured and underinsured women in Miami-Dade County.  The goals of the program are to: encourage screening for breast cancer for minority women and reduce the incidence of advance stage breast cancer in women; provide breast cancer screenings to underinsured African-American and Hispanic women; provide diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds and image guided breast biopsies to African-American and Hispanic women, and provide at least 6,250 women with breast cancer prevention education.


Public Health Trust of Miami-Dade County d/b/a Jackson Health System - 305-585-7226

IMANI at JSCOBC (Increasing Minority Access to Need Interventions) 

Year 5

Dade

$20,000

IMANI at JSCOBC has been designed with two aims: 1) to encourage breast cancer screening for minority women in South Miami-Dade County; and 2) to reduce the incidence of advanced stage breast cancer diagnosis within the target population through screening and early diagnosis. IMANI at JSCOBC will accomplish these goals by providing low cost breast cancer screenings to approximately 175 African-American and Hispanic women who do not qualify for services under any other program. IMANI at JSCOBC will work to reduce the incidence of advanced stage breast cancer by providing a combined 41 diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds, and image guided biopsies, as medically indicated, to the target population. IMANI will help to minimize primary barriers, which include lack of insurance, language/culture, and location accessibility, that typically prevent women from being screened for breast cancer or having diagnostic procedures completed based on findings from previous screenings. Through IMANI, JSCOBC seeks to improve breast health among African American and Hispanic women by increasing the number of women from these populations receiving breast screening services and decreasing the number of women that progress to advanced stages of breast cancer.


Public Health Trust of Miami-Dade County d/b/a Jackson Health System - 305-585-6720

IMANI at Taylor Breast Health Center

Year 5

Dade

$28,000

IMANI-MD (Increasing Minority Access to Needed Interventions – Miami-Dade) has been designed with one purpose – to reduce the breast cancer death rate for all women, but specifically targeting African-American and Hispanic women living in Miami-Dade County by reducing financial barriers to care. Through IMANI JHS will provide screening mammograms; diagnostic mammograms; ultrasounds; and image-guided biopsies, as needed, to African-American and Hispanic women who do not have access to these services through any other program. Through IMANI, JHS seeks to improve breast health among African American and Hispanic women of limited financial resources by increasing the number of women from these populations receiving breast screening services, decreasing the number of women that progress to advanced stages of breast cancer, and referring diagnosed women for appropriate clinical services.


Save Our Sisters DBT, Inc. - 305-300-8605

Dragon Boat Team

Year 5

Dade & Broward & Monroe

$3,500

Save Our Sisters (SOS) is South Florida’s first dragon boat team consisting of breast cancer survivors. Our mission is to promote a healthy, active lifestyle and provide organized opportunities for physical fitness, wellness education and psycho-social empowerment among Breast Cancer Survivors and their supporters.  SOS strives to educate the public regarding breast health awareness in a positive, proactive way; to assist in providing breast cancer screening and treatment to underprivileged women in our community; to serve as role models; to mentor those newly diagnosed with breast cancer. 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.


St. John Bosco Clinic - 305-635-1335

Women’s Breast Health Program

Year 12

Dade

$20,000

The purpose of the breast health program is to provide low-income, uninsured women who are patients of SJBC with access to education, screening and diagnostic breast health exams following established standards of care. Through the Susan G. Komen grant we are able to continue our key activity related to breast health, specifically, identifying and preventing breast cancer by providing 307 screening mammograms.   


University of Miami School of Medicine - 305-243-6462

Breast Cancer Navigator/Coordinator at Jackson Memorial Hospital

Year 4

Dade

$35,000

The Breast Cancer Navigator/Coordinator at Jackson Memorial Hospital shepherds the newly diagnosed breast cancer patient through the entire spectrum of breast cancer care from diagnosis to wellness or hospice referral. She helps our patients to navigate the confusing maze of breast cancer care at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Her duties are to: meet all newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and coordinate their visits throughout Jackson Memorial Hospital; be available to answer all questions regarding treatments, appointments, resources and symptoms; follow patients in Wellness and Medical Oncology Clinic; arrange all follow ups and schedules all tests; assist with necessary letters and forms; refer patients to outside agencies; make referrals to the primary care centers and GYN clinics, radiation therapy, physical therapy, special procedures, surgical and plastic surgery clinics.


University of Miami Miller School of Medicine - 305-243-3627

Incidence of familial breast cancer in the underserved minority populations

Year 11

Dade & Broward

$20,000

Genetic testing has emerged as a crucial tool to identify those with high risk of breast cancer due to inheritance. Through genetic counseling, cancer risk assessment and for those who qualify, genetic testing, patients can learn their cancer risks and make more informed health care decisions. The cancer genetics clinics at University of Miami and Jackson Memorial Hospital service a large uninsured minority population. A comprehensive multidisciplinary approach including board certified genetics specialists is developed to identify, educate and manage those with high-inherited breast cancer risk. Through the grant, underserved patients will have access to comprehensive genetic counseling and costly genetic testing to identify high-risk families, resulting in earlier cancer detection and prevention.


Well Come Center - 305-661-5574

Individual Therapy for Uninsured and Underinsured Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

Year 7

Dade

$7,500

The 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, groups are not appropriate or effective for every woman. The goal of this project is to provide one on one therapy with licensed and experienced clinicians to uninsured and underinsured women diagnosed with breast cancer.


Womankind - 305-320-0610

Keys to Breast Health

Year 5

Monroe

$25,000

The Keys to Breast Health Program focuses on breast screening and diagnostic services among underserved, un/underinsured women and minority populations, specifically Hispanic and Black women, in Monroe County. Our goal is to increase access to these priority populations, with three measurable objectives associated with this goal: provide breast cancer screenings for at least 680 women in the form of a free or reduced fee clinical breast exam (CBE); of those receiving clinical breast exams, a minimum of 240 will obtain screening mammography; link a minimum of 32 minority, un/underinsured and/or medically underserved women in need of further evaluation for breast cancer diagnostics. The project also seeks to continue breast health coordination, which greatly improves the consistent and seamless delivery of services between providers, and maximizes the number of women who follow-through for needed care.


Women's Breast Health Initiative, Florida Affiliate (WBHI) - 305-825-4081

2014 Targeted Neighborhood Door to Door Outreach

Year 7

Dade & Broward

$15,000

WBHI provides grassroots door-to-door outreach campaigns in targeted single-family home neighborhoods with median incomes at approximately 200% of the poverty level, identifying uninsured and underserved women while blanketing the neighborhood with Susan G. Komen breast health educational materials and creating a neighborhood buzz around the theme "Early detection saves lives." This intervention creates behavioral change prompting women to get the screenings that could save their lives. WBHI teams of multicultural and multilingual volunteer breast health advocates identify uninsured and underserved women and make appointments for qualified women to receive free screening mammograms. A mobile mammography van then provides prescheduled women mammograms right in their neighborhoods, and when necessary women are transported to collaborating medical partners’ on-site screening facilities to receive screening mammograms. All women who require additional screening and/or treatment are referred to appropriate resources to be breast cancer free.


YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade, Inc. - 305-377-9922

YWCA Family Wellness Program

Year 18

Dade & Broward

$25,000

YWCA FWP helps underserved minorities in dire need of access to breast cancer services and education in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. The purpose of the YWCA FWP is to increase access to breast cancer education, and to no-cost or low cost screening to low-income, minority women in underserved areas of Miami-Dade, who are either uninsured or underinsured. The key activities are: 1) education provided to individuals through outreach and health fairs; to groups in education sessions; and mass media through radio shows. Partner with CBOs for breast health resources for lesbians or women who partner with women 2) Case management via client intakes, scheduling, follow-up, referrals, and reminder cards. The program aims at impacting the target population by providing education to 2,700 women to increase their knowledge of breast cancer prevention, sign and symptoms. It also aims to impact the target population by providing access to 61 clinical breast exam, and screening mammograms and 22 diagnostic mammograms and other diagnostic screenings.

TOTAL LOCAL GRANTEES - 35

TOTAL GRANTS FOR 2014-2015: $888,386