These projects have been selected by our independent Grant Review Panel as those that will have the greatest impact in serving uninsured or under-insured women in our service area. Please note that Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is not a direct service provider.
Komen Acadiana strives to fund diverse and impactful breast health programs throughout our service area which includes the following 19 Parishes: Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Catahoula, Concordia, Evangeline, Grant, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, La Salle, Rapides, St. Landry, St. Martin, Vermilion and Vernon.
Susan G. Komen is committed to saving lives and ending breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.
To support the Komen mission Komen Acadiana provides the following services to our communities:
- Build Partnerships between health care providers and bridge the gaps in quality of care for all breast cancer patients.
- Educate the community of breast health and breast cancer risk factors through community engagements and educational materials.
- Advocate for state and federal breast health programs to ensure quality of care for all.
- Support our local families battling breast cancer through preventive measures, survivorship services, psychosocial support, treatment and transportation.
- Energize science through research grant programs improving treatment and to find the cures.
List of 2015-2016 Community Grant Recipients
Christus St. Frances Cabrini Foundation
Increasing Survivorship through Patient Navigation
A Patient Navigator will help increase survivorship in breast cancer survivors through the inclusion of patient navigation, education, and transportation assistance.
Lafayette General Health System
Breast Education and Screening at St. Martin Hospital
This grant will focus on breast cancer disparities in African American women through education, screening, and navigation. Transportation assistance will be provided for those in need.
Southwest LA Primary Health Care Center, Inc.
Women’s Breast Health and Wellness Program
The goal, is to decrease breast cancer related deaths, and incidence of late stage breast cancer diagnosis. SWLPHC will provide breast health screenings and mammograms for uninsured women between the ages 30-65. Serving St. Landry, Evangeline & Lafayette parishes.