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 $1 million dollars Komen Houston is granting this year will support community education, screening and treatment through 18 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
Meet our 2017-2018 Komen Houston Funded Partners
American Cancer Society, Inc.
The Transportation Project provides transportation to breast cancer patients who need assistance getting to their treatment.
Asian American Health Coalition
The Phoenix Project provides breast cancer education, screening and patient navigation services for underserved women.
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.
Boat People SOS, Inc. Houston
The Health Awareness and Promotion Program provides education, patient navigation and screening services for Vietnamese women in Harris, Fort Bend, Galveston, Chambers and Brazoria counties.
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.
The Hospice Care for Unfunded Breast Cancer Patients Project provides hospice care for uninsured or underinsured breast cancer patients.
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.
Indian American Cancer Network
The Indian American Breast Cancer Project will provide education and screening services to underinsured and underserved Indian American women.
Light and Salt Association
A Patient Navigation Protocol to Increase Asian American Women Access to Quality Breast Health Services Project provides education and screening for underserved Asian American women.
Lone Star Community Health Center, Inc.
Project Pink provides screening and diagnostic services to uninsured and underinsured women in Montgomery County.
Northeast Hospital Foundation
Project Mammogram provides screening and diagnostic services to medically underserved, low income individuals living in Harris, Montgomery and Liberty counties.
OakBend Medical Center
The Fort Bend Country Breast Screening Project provides screening and diagnostic services to low income women age 40+ living in Fort Bend Country.
Reconstruction of a Survivor
The Survivors Offering Support Project improves the quality of life for breast cancer survivors by providing support services.
Spring Branch Community Health Center
The Spring Branch Breast Health Project provides screening to underserved women.
The Continuum of Care for 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.