Current Community Grantees
Susan G. Komen® North Florida is the local source for funding breast cancer detection, support and educational awareness in our 5 counties. Komen North Florida is investing more than $1.92 million in education, diagnosis, treatment and support programs that serve uninsured or underinsured Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns county residents. To learn more about how these programs and services are selected for funding by Komen North Florida click here.
2016-2017 Komen North Florida Community Grant Recipients
BAKER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
The Baker County Health Department (BCHD) has been a stimulating force in raising awareness and implementing strategies to address health disparities. The BCHD has a collective approach to healthcare, and health education including the provision of CPR, Diabetes, and Dental Education. This (grant-funded) program will assist by providing reduced cost of mammography and diagnostic services. The program will also assist clients with transportation issues by providing gas cards to increase accessibility to required health care services. The Baker County Health Department aims to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease through prevention, screening and early detection.
HILL BREAST CENTER – BAPTIST HOSPITAL
Hill Breast Center opened in 2010 to provide women with access to comprehensive, multidisciplinary breast care and to reduce lengthy wait times in Northeast Florida for screening mammograms. Hill Breast Center will use the grant from the North Florida Susan G. Komen to provide mammography services to 100 financially indigent women in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties. The grant-funded services would include screening and diagnostic mammography and breast ultrasonography. Stereotactic or ultrasound-guided core biopsies and needle localization will be provided, if necessary.
FLAGLER HOSPITAL, INC.
Flagler Hospital located in St. Augustine, FL has been a community, not-for-profit hospital since 1889 and has grown into a 335 bed, acute care center that is consistently recognized nationally for overall clinical excellence. Flagler Hospital’s mission is to, “Provide the best patient experience with the best staff” regardless of ability to pay. Further, the primary goal of the Flagler Hospital Cancer Education and Support Center is to provide support, guidance and information to community members, cancer patients and their families, for management of physical, social, emotional and financial burdens encountered before, during and after cancer. The proposed program has two components: first, a screening, diagnostic and education program and second a survivorship psychosocial distress-screening program.