Komen CSNJ Grants Over $1 Million in 2016
Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey has announced it has recently granted over $1 Million for the 2016-2017 grant cycle including over $750,000 to fund ten community programs and $300,000 for national research initiatives. Spread throughout the Affiliate’s 13-county service area, the community programs will reach over 10,000 individuals with breast health education and will provide mammography screening to over 4,000. In addition to providing mammography screening, programs provide patient navigation services, transportation assistance and funding for additional out‐of-pocket expenses, such as ultrasounds and biopsies.
The programs primarily target low-income, uninsured individuals who do not have access to vital health care services. The goal is to connect patients with services throughout the entire continuum of breast cancer care. Many programs target minorities in addition to other unique populations including migrant outreach workers, those with mental illness, and those who are traditionally difficult to motivate to obtain routine medical care. Through the Community Grants program, the Affiliate aims to fund the strongest programs that have potential for achieving the biggest impact by delivering the best outcomes in the most cost-effective manner possible.
“Komen Central and South Jersey’s community grants help provide a safety-net for women in our service area, allowing the funded organizations to deliver breast health services to the most vulnerable populations in our state,” said Sally Sheperdson, Executive Director of Komen Central and South Jersey. “The need is great in our community and we are thrilled to partner with our community grant programs to help provide vital breast health services to those most in need.”
The $300,000 contribution made by Komen CSNJ will fund cutting-edge breast cancer research led by 60 leading scientists and advocates, including the Komen Scholars and Scientific Advisory Committee. Susan G. Komen has been a global leader in the fight against breast cancer since 1982, investing more than $889 million in over 2400 research grants and 450 clinical trails.
The following programs were selected for Komen Central and South Jersey’s 2016-17 Community Grants cycle by an independent volunteer grant review panel made up of public health experts, nonprofit leaders, and breast cancer survivors:
- AMI Foundation
- AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
- Clark Family Breast Cancer Services, Inc.
- Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties
- MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper
- Meridian Health System
- Puerto Rican Action Committee
- Puerto Rican Unity for Progress
For more details about Komen Central and South Jersey’s grant recipients visit www.komencsnj.org or call 609-896-1201.