Statement of Need

The findings from the 2015-19 Komen North Florida Community Profile revealed that Baker, Clay, Duval and Nassau Counties have the highest needs within our five-county service area.  Our efforts focus on addressing unmet needs for breast health in the community.  Please familiarize yourself with the needs before developing your applications.

Susan G. Komen® North Florida is dedicated to combating breast cancer at every front. All of our net proceeds fund breast health initiatives. Seventy-five percent (75%) of the Affiliate’s net income goes toward funding grants to local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs for medically underserved women in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns Counties. The remaining twenty-five percent supports the Susan G. Komen® Research and Training Grants Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific programs around the world.

Please Note:  Susan G. Komen North Florida is not a direct service provider.  We do not provide funds directly to individuals for screening or treatment, nor do we determine individual eligibility, make referrals or influence the screening or treatment decisions of the organizations we fund.

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2015-19_Komen North Florida 2015 Community Profile Report or the

2015-19_Komen North Florida Executive Summary

Komen North Florida will award community grants to organizations that will provide breast health and breast cancer programs that address funding priorities, which were selected based on data from the 2015 Komen North Florida Community Profile Report.

The funding priority areas are listed below in order of importance.

Priority #1: We believe everyone deserves equal access to quality breast health care, regardless of race or socio-economic status. The medically underserved are of particular concern and different populations have different barriers. Komen North Florida will support evidence-based screening programs that provide free or low cost mammograms for uninsured women over 40. While applications will be accepted for programs providing services within the Affiliate service area, priority will be given to applicants that demonstrate benefit to one or more of the following target communities and/or populations:

  • Baker County
  • Hispanic/Latina women in Clay County
  • Black/African-American women in Duval County
  • Nassau County

Priority #2: Our goal is to locate and support transportation services that can provide assistance to those who cannot receive breast health and/or breast cancer screening, diagnostic or treatment services due to lack of local availability and a means of transportation. While applications will be accepted for programs providing services within the Affiliate service area, priority will be given to applicants that propose programs that will provide transportation services to one or more of the following target communities:

  • Baker County
  • Clay County
  • Duval County
  • Nassau County

Priority #3: Breast health education that provided information about available services is a need for both providers and the public. Komen North Florida will support evidence-based breast health education sessions that include information on breast self-awareness, screening guidelines, community resources (e.g., where to get screening, financial aid, transportation, etc.), nutrition and healthy lifestyle. To be effective, education must be culturally appropriate for the audience and motive participants to take action (e.g., talk to their doctor about their risk or seek a screening mammogram) or link participants to breast health services. While applications will be accepted for programs providing services within the Affiliate service area, priority will be given to applicants that propose evidence-based breast cancer education programs that address the designated needs identified above and also demonstrate benefit to one or more of the following target communities and/or populations:

  • Baker County
  • Hispanic/Latina women in Clay County
  • Black/African-American women in Duval County
  • Nassau County

Priority #4: As the healthcare system expands, it also has become more complex. Therefore, the Affiliate is committed to supporting the use of breast cancer patient navigators and community health workers to improve the ability of individuals to move seamlessly into and throughout the breast cancer Continuum of Care beginning with the referral process, to screening, diagnosis, treatment, as well as supportive services.   While applications will be accepted for programs providing services within the Affiliate service area, priority will be given to applicants that propose evidence-based patient navigation and community health worker programs that demonstrate benefit to one or more of the following target communities:

  • Baker County
  • Nassau County