Susan G. Komen® Dallas County is the local source for funding breast cancer detection, support and educational awareness in Dallas County. Komen Dallas County is investing more than $1 million in education, diagnosis, treatment and support programs that serve uninsured and underinsured Dallas County residents. To learn more about how these programs and services are selected for funding by Komen Dallas County click here.
2014-2015 Komen Dallas County Community Grant Recipients
Bridge Breast Network
The Bridge Breast Network offers breast health education, patient navigation, and diagnostic and treatment services for breast cancer to low-income, uninsured and underinsured Dallas County residents. The Bridge Breast Network strives to reduce barriers to access and the incidence of late stage breast cancer by providing care to those that may have fallen through the cracks in the current healthcare system. The Bridge works to ensure a continuum of care from diagnostic services for individuals that are symptomatic or receive an abnormal screening mammogram, to breast cancer treatment for those receiving a positive diagnosis.
Parkland Health & Hospital
Parkland’s Breast Health Outreach Initiative embodies Parkland’s mission to serve the uninsured, underinsured and medically underserved women in Dallas County. Through its mobile mammography unit, Parkland provides mammography screenings, case management and breast health education. The success of the program is attributed to the mobile unit’s presence in the neighborhoods of underserved women which makes preventive care more readily accessible, removes economic barriers, detects breast cancer in its earliest stages and refers patients for further treatment if needed.
Methodist Health System
Methodist Health System, in partnership with local congregations and community organizations, seeks to provide breast health education and increase the accessibility of breast health services to the medically underserved of Dallas County. Screening mammograms will be offered at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center and various community locations throughout Dallas County by use of Methodist’s mobile mammography unit. Diagnostic services will be offered at Methodist Dallas and Methodist Charlton Medical Centers and will include clinic visits as needed for breast care, diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds and biopsies.
UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas
UT Southwestern Breast Imaging Services extends its digital mobile mammography unit to local Dallas County communities to increase the utilization of screening mammography. This effort includes breast health education and screening for uninsured Dallas County women who might not otherwise receive a screening mammogram. The mobile mammography unit serves to provide digital, life-saving screening mammograms to women in the most convenient way possible, near home or work, with personalized service.
YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas
The purpose of YW Women’s Health is to mobilize low-income, uninsured or underinsured women to make breast health a life-long habit. The program expands access to quality breast health services through a continuum of care to include education, mammogram screenings, diagnostic exams, transportation assistance, outreach and access to treatment. YW Patient Navigators guide women through the breast health system, connecting them to needed ancillary resources and support. All services are offered in English and Spanish.