Our Community Need
Komen Dallas County conducts a needs assessment to guide our priorities and work more effectively within the community. The needs assessment includes an overview of demographic and breast cancer statistics that highlight target areas, groups or issues. Komen Dallas County then uses the the needs assessment to make informed decisions on how the Affiliate can use its resources to make the greatest impact on breast cancer in the area through the awarding of local grants for education, screening and treatment programs. Funding for local grants is then aligned with the most significant needs in the community.
Every four years, the Community Profile is revised to reflect changes in the community, allowing the Affiliate to identify any gaps in the health system and to work toward filling them. Analysis of Dallas County in the Community Profile includes the voices of those living in target areas. The completed Community Profile report is an assessment of the state of breast health in Dallas County and a plan of action to reduce breast cancer mortality disparities in our community. Komen Dallas County is currently working to update the Community Profile. At this time the Affiliate is able to share the Quantitative Data Report which provides a look at Dallas County’s breast cancer statistics and the selection of the Affiliate’s target areas and the Health Systems and Public Policy Analysis which looks at available programs and services in our area