Local Community Health Programs
Each year Komen and its more than 80 Affiliates across the U.S. fund nearly 1,000 community-based programs that address barriers and needs related to breast cancer. These local programs aim to change behaviors and increase access to quality breast health care. In order to ensure we’re funding programs that address the specific unmet needs of their communities, our Affiliates work with local medical and public health experts and community leaders to conduct comprehensive community needs assessments. These community profiles are then used to establish local funding priorities for the community grants program request for applications (RFA). Submitted applications are subject to a rigorous review process by an independent panel of experts and community reviewers consistent with Komen’s standards and mission.
Through thoughtful and strategic partnerships and coalition building, Komen and our Affiliates work to provide the community with seamless access to breast health services from breast cancer screening, diagnosis, patient navigation, treatment and education programs.
Through local community health programs, we strive to:
- Reduce breast cancer mortality
- Reduce late stage breast cancer diagnosis
- Eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in breast cancer outcomes
- Invest in evidence-based programs that drive change
- Reduce barriers to access quality care for individuals in need of screening, diagnostic and treatment services
- Reduce barriers to and delays in the breast cancer continuum of care
- Change people’s beliefs and attitudes and encourage positive behaviors/actions related to breast cancer through education
Considering The Needs of The Community
Learn more about our comprehensive needs assessment process.
National Community Health Tools and Resources
See what community health services we offer on a national level.
Find a Local Affiliate
To learn more about the grants offered in your community, start here.