2017-2018 Grant Term
Awarded a $75,000 Komen Community Grant for the Navigating Our Women program at Mary Mahoney Memorial Health Center to identify high-risk indicators for breast cancer incidence among minority women ages 40 and older in Oklahoma County, with an emphasis of targeting specifically Black/African American women in NE OKC Zip Codes 73105, 73111, and 73117. This program will provide 325 uninsured, low-income women ages 40 and older with no-cost education, mammography, breast cancer diagnostics, and transportation assistance. Navigating Our Women will use evidence-based group and one-on-one education as an intervention to identify, educate, and link women to potentially life-saving and life-preserving clinical services for early detection of breast cancer. For services, call Bertha Spears at 405-769-3301, extension 1215.
Awarded a $42,500 Komen Community Grant for Clinica de la Mujer Latina, LCDA has established and maintained partnerships with service providers across Oklahoma County to provide uninsured Hispanic/Latina women ages 40 and older with no-cost, bilingual breast cancer education, mammography, diagnostics, and patient navigation to ensure quality and timely access for early detection and follow-up care. Clinica de la Mujer Latina utilizes an evidence-based program to train Campeonas, which are bilingual women age 40 or older and committed to educating and advocating for women’s health by sharing their own mammogram experiences to encourage friends, family, and community members to also get screened for breast cancer. Campeonas receive training and patient navigation assistance from LCDA staff to ensure linkage to no-cost clinical services when educating women in their communities. For services, call Yuliana Reyes, MD at 405-236-0701. Note: Program funding ends September 30, 2017.
OKLAHOMA PROJECT WOMAN: Oklahoma County
Awarded a $75,000 Komen Community Grant to focus efforts on providing mammography and diagnostic services for qualified, uninsured, low-income women ages 40 and older in Oklahoma County. While also providing breast health services to women state-wide, this Komen-funded project enables access to 350 mammograms and 206 breast cancer diagnostic services for individuals among their multiple clinical partners located in Oklahoma County. In partnership with Oklahoma Project Woman, their clinical providers in Oklahoma County, often a “medical home,” will utilize an evidence-based practice called “Maximizing Mammography Participation” to identify and link qualified women to timely and quality breast health services. Outcomes of the program seek to enhance the life-saving and life-preserving benefits of no-cost breast cancer early detection and follow-up care for women in need. For services, call Shana Thomas at 1-877-550-7465.
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center // Stephenson Cancer Center: Mobile Mammography in Oklahoma Panhandle
Awarded a $42,191 Komen Community Grant to provide 140 high-risk, low-income rural women with no-cost mammography services, patient navigation, and follow-up care in Texas County (Oklahoma panhandle). This program will focus on reaching and assisting Hispanic/Latina women in need of breast health services and experiencing barriers related specifically to transportation, childcare, and translation/interpretation or language issues. The first screening event dates are set to take place August 3rd and 4th with the Oklahoma Breast Health Network mobile mammography unit at the YMCA of Guymon. This project will be an evidence-based intervention tracked by conducting in-depth client reminders and navigation while also reducing barriers to care known for pre-determining outcomes for surviving breast cancer. For services, call Ashley Watts at 405-271-4880.
Awarded a $73,434 Komen Community Grant to identify and navigate 200 Black/African American, low-income women ages 40 and older in Oklahoma County. In conjunction with their clinical partner, women will be provided with the opportunity to receive no-cost breast cancer education, mammography, diagnostics, and “wrap-around” support services, eliminating barriers to quality and timely access and improving chances for early detection, compliance with any necessary individualized treatment plans, and timely follow-up. Screening For Life will use an evidence-based model known as “Project SAFe” whereby the Client Health Navigator at Urban League will engage participants in culturally competent health counseling and case management to facilitate the access, or linkage, to clinical services for breast screening and any necessary follow-up care. For services, call Beverly Lowe at 405-424-5243, extension 110.
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