2019-2020 Komen Maryland Community Grant Recipients
Atlantic General Hospital, Breast Health Navigator – Offers a variety of comprehensive services, focusing on diagnostics, treatment, support, and prevention and education for patients and their families. 75 women from the lower Eastern Shore will be assisted by a patient navigator through diagnosis and the completion of treatment, to survivorship.
Frederick County Health Department, Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program – Supports the ‘BCCP’ screening program in Frederick county by providing 95 women with screening and navigation assistance. Assistance includes navigating clinical breast exams, mammograms, diagnosis, and treatment services to underinsured or uninsured women age 40 and older in Frederick County.
Maintaining Active Citizens, Navigating Life After Breast Cancer – This lower Eastern Shore program includes a healthy nutrition program tailored to cancer survivors that provides navigation to achieve best health outcomes for rural underserved individuals and African American breast cancer patients.
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, Lay Navigation for MedStar Health Cancer Network Breast Cancer Patients – Provides a navigator to assist breast cancer patients in Baltimore City and Baltimore County with overcoming health system barriers. Assistance begins at the time of diagnosis and continues throughout treatment and survivorship.
Meritus Healthcare Foundation, Make a Difference Breast Cancer Screening Program – Serving 200 underserved women in Western Maryland with patient navigation, screening and assistance. Women receive test results from a breast health navigator who then assists the patient in applying for financial aid, making follow-up or transportation appointments, as well as providing emotional support.
Moveable Feast, Home Delivered Meals for Women Undergoing Breast Cancer Treatment – Providing specifically to low-income, uninsured, or under-insured women and families of Baltimore and the Eastern Shore, Moveable Feast, Inc. eliminates barriers for patients such as financial strain and lack of transportation by delivering patients medically tailored meals, supplements, groceries, and produce directly to their home while undergoing breast cancer treatment.
Northwest Hospital Center, Freedom to Screen Program – Provides women within Baltimore County & City with resources they need to increase breast cancer awareness and prevention. Healthcare assistance is provided for 75 uninsured patients, including assistance for breast cancer screenings, clinical breast exams, mammograms, follow-up diagnostic procedures, and patient navigation.
Nueva Vida, Culturally Tailored Breast Cancer Screening and Education Among Hispanic/Latino Women – Supports women in overcoming any and all barriers to accessing high-quality cancer screenings, diagnostic exams, and treatment. Incorporates a culturally sensitive patient navigation program which provides over 100 women of central Maryland with bi-lingual education to overcome cultural barriers.
Saint Agnes Hospital Foundation, Breast Link Program – Ensures low-income and African American Women of Baltimore City and Baltimore County, regardless of health insurance status, have access to tools and resources needed to make breast health a priority. 200 free mammograms will be offered to those participating in the program, along with process navigation for those requiring treatment or follow-up.
University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center, Breast Cancer Navigation Project – Support patients and their families by providing greater outcomes for patients needing breast health services. 75 medically underserved women in Charles County will receive patient navigation, breast cancer screening and treatment.
University of Maryland Medical System Foundation, Latinas United for Cancer Health and Awareness – The ‘LUCHA’ program serves the Latina population and African immigrant women of Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Howard County, in need of breast cancer screenings. Through offering outreach, education, screenings, diagnostic services, and support for survivors, the program assists the women in overcoming any health barriers.
Wicomico County Health Department, Closing the Gap: Hispanic Women and Breast Cancer – Identifies, refers, and enrolls under-insured and uninsured Hispanic women from Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties into a breast cancer screening program. In helping Hispanic women to overcome health system barriers, the program provides education, an outreach worker and interpreter, and screenings with culturally appropriate navigation.