Foundation / Corporation
Susan G. Komen Colorado
01/05/18 5:00 PM MT
Grants to Colorado nonprofit organizations, hospitals, tribes, educational institutions, and government agencies to provide breast cancer care and support to individuals affected by the disease. LOIs are due October 20. Applicants planning to use a fiscal sponsor must contact program staff prior to applying.
Komen Colorado is currently accepting letters of intent to apply for funding in support of breast health or breast cancer projects that support and promote access to and utilization of services provided in the following counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Eagle, Garfield, Gilpin, Jefferson, Larimer, Logan, Morgan, Park, Phillips, Pitkin, Sedgwick, Summit, Washington, Weld, and Yuma.
Komen Colorado awards grants using a competitive review process to support evidence-Based projects that contribute to the Affiliate’s overall goals of:
-Reducing breast cancer mortality in part by reducing rates of late-stage diagnosis; and increasing screening rates and access to the breast cancer continuum of care;
-Reducing disparities in breast cancer outcomes between populations;
-Enhancing quality of life for patients;
-Improving patients’ ability to progress along the breast cancer continuum of care in their local communities; and
-Changing individuals’ knowledge of and decision-making about breast cancer risk, screening recommendations, and screening behaviors
Komen Colorado has identified the following two funding priorities:
Priority 1: Removing cost or other barriers that prevent Colorado women and men from entering or proceeding through the breast cancer clinical continuum of care.
Projects should be designed to support the Affiliate’s long-term goal of reducing population-Based disparities in breast cancer outcomes by increasing adherence to screening mammography guidelines based on individual risk to reduce the proportion of cancers diagnosed at a late stage and reduce breast cancer mortalities. Eligible applicants will provide direct clinical services, including breast cancer screenings, diagnostics, or if a patient is diagnosed with the disease, diagnostics and staging, chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, patient navigation and complementary therapies. Health clinics that do not provide imaging services are eligible to apply if they demonstrate capacity to connect patients to clinical providers where screening mammograms and diagnostic procedures can be completed.
Preferred projects will demonstrate capacity to ensure completion of:
-Screening and medically necessary diagnostic procedures for individuals living in mountain/resort communities in Clear Creek, Eagle, Garfield, Gilpin, Park, Pitkin and Summit counties
-Screening, medically necessary diagnostic procedures, and treatment for individuals living in Colorado Health Statistics Region 1 (Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington & Yuma counties)
-Screening, diagnostic procedures, and treatment for medically underserved, uninsured, underinsured, linguistically isolated and/or foreign-Born women living in urban Front Range and Northern Colorado communities, including the following counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Larimer and Weld
Desired outcomes of funded projects:
1. Breast cancer screenings completed based on individual risk
2. At least 45% of people completing breast cancer screenings will not have been screened in at least 2 years
3. Receive definitive diagnostic determination within 60 days of abnormal screening result
4. Removal of identified barriers to receive treatment to promote adherence to medically recommended treatment plan appropriate for diagnosis
5. Receipt of survivorship care plan if treatment completed during grant term
Priority 2: Culturally competent programs that identify and educate medically underserved women and facilitate connecting them to clinical care, with an emphasis on reaching women who have not had a mammogram in at least 2 years.
The Affiliate is seeking proposals for projects utilizing evidence-Based best or promising practices to provide culturally responsive breast health education and health literacy about Colorado’s health care system to diverse populations. Projects must focus on mitigating barriers to screening and follow-up in the event of abnormal screening results. Projects should be designed to support the Affiliate’s long-term goal to change individuals’ knowledge of and decision-making about breast cancer risk, screening recommendations, and screening behaviors.
Breast cancer education projects must include Komen’s breast self-awareness messages and provide evidence of linkage to local breast cancer services. Projects must be designed to result in documented age-appropriate, breast cancer action (e.g., getting a screening mammogram, obtaining recommended follow-up after an abnormal mammogram).
Preference given to projects that:
1. Provide culturally and linguistically appropriate education about:
-Breast cancer risk;
-Breast cancer screening guidelines based on individual risk;
-Availability and utilization of health insurance and free/reduced-cost breast cancer screening and diagnostic programs;
-Role of preventive care in detecting breast cancer early; and
-How to complete screenings and medically recommended diagnostic procedures.
(Note: programs reaching Hispanics/Latinas must demonstrate capability to provide Spanish-dominant, bilingual education and navigation based on targeted population)
2. Work with clients to actively identify barriers to completing clinical services and collaborate to identify solutions; and
3. Track mammogram completion; percent of completed mammograms among women who have not had a mammogram in at least 2 years, and; change in clients’ knowledge and behaviors about key concepts listed above.
Priority populations include:
-Black/African American women in Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson and Larimer counties;
-Low-income Hispanic/Latina women in Adams, Denver, Eagle, Garfield, Larimer, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Summit, Washington, Weld and Yuma Counties
Projects serving other communities experiencing breast cancer disparities also will be considered with justification provided by the applicant, including those targeting Asian/Pacific Islander women in Broomfield County.
Desired outcomes of associated projects:
1. Completed mammograms
2. At least 45% of people completing mammograms will not have been screened in at least 2 years
3. Individuals connect to primary care provider if patients/clients do not have current primary care provider
4. Increased understanding of breast cancer risk factors and screening guidelines
5. Increased understanding how to obtain & utilize health insurance
6. Increased understanding of insurance coverage for preventive breast cancer screening, including genetic testing/counseling
7. Identify and mitigate barriers to completing mammograms
GrantWatch ID#: 142794
Projects must be implemented from April 1, 2018, to March 31, 2019.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Susan G. Komen
50 S. Steele St., Suite 100
Denver, CO 80209
USA: Colorado: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Eagle, Garfield, Gilpin, Jefferson, Larimer, Logan, Morgan, Park, Phillips, Pitkin, Sedgwick, Summit, Washington, Weld, and Yuma Counties
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