Statement of Need

The Komen Maryland grant program supports collaborative and innovative programs that increase mammography screening rates and early detection while decreasing late stage diagnosis. Grant programs serve to provide direct and supportive breast health services to breast cancer patients and survivors throughout Maryland. The priorities and action plan set forth in the Community Profile influence the direction of Komen Maryland grants funds to community organizations throughout the state which provide direct breast health services and survivor support within local communities.

Based on a combination of factors including breast cancer death rates, percentage of late-stage diagnoses, screening percentages, Healthy People 2020 targets, geographical considerations and various socio-economic factors, communities of focus identified by the Affiliate include:

Central Maryland: Baltimore City and Baltimore County

Southern Maryland: Calvert and Charles counties

Eastern Shore: Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties

Western Maryland: Allegany and Washington counties

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