Addressing the Needs in our Diverse Community
In more than 18,000 communities across the U.S., more than 75,000 Susan G. Komen volunteers work to help fund breast cancer education, screening and treatment projects for those who need it most.
In order to ensure they are funding programs that address the specific unmet breast health needs of their communities, Komen Houston works with local medical experts and community leaders to conduct comprehensive community needs assessments. These community profiles are then used to establish local grant application and review processes consistent with Komen’s standards and mission.
Komen Houston is proud to have invested over $52 million into our service area to date.
The dollars Komen Houston is granting this year will support community education, screening and treatment through 11 local projects in all seven counties it serves, including Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery.
Komen Houston funds breast cancer programs including:
- Free mammograms and clinical breast exams for uninsured and underserved patients
- Support groups for breast cancer survivors
- Patient navigators, who help patients overcome barriers to care, have cut the no show rate from 40% to 10%
- Free transportation to patients for breast cancer treatment
2018-2019 Komen Houston Funded Partners
Baylor College of Medicine
Pink For Life: Facilitating Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment in Underserved & Minority Women Project provides funding for patient navigation for those seeking services at Smith Clinic.
Bayside Healthcare Foundation
The Breast Cancer Care Project provides screening and diagnostic services to the rural population in Chambers County.
D’Feet Breast Cancer, Inc.
The D’Feet Breast Cancer Mammography Project provides screening and diagnostic services to underserved and uninsured women who reside in Galveston County.
Harris County Hospital District Foundation
The Navigators to Success Project provides patient navigators to ensure prompt care for underserved women seeking breast health services at Harris Health System.
Health Center of Southeast Texas
The Liberty County Breast Cancer Outreach, Screening and Diagnostic Project provides breast cancer screening, diagnostics and treatment to uninsured and underserved women.
Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation
The Houston Methodist Breast Health Initiative Project provides screening, diagnostic and treatment services for medically underserved women in the greater Houston area.
Northeast Hospital Foundation
Project Mammogram provides screening and diagnostic services to medically underserved, low income individuals living in Harris, Montgomery and Liberty counties.
Reconstruction of a Survivor
The Survivors Offering Support Project improves the quality of life for breast cancer survivors by providing support services.
Texas Southern University
The Texas Southern University Breast Cancer Screening and Prevention Center provides educational sessions, low/no-cost screening mammograms, diagnostic services and patient navigation to appropriate places following abnormal screening results to underserved African American women in the Third Ward community.
The Comprehensive Breast Health Project provides a full spectrum of breast healthcare for a diverse group of women in Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery counties who are uninsured or unable to pay.
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
The Komen Complete Care Project provides screening mammograms and diagnostic services to uninsured women residing in southeast Texas.