Komen South Carolina accepting Community Grant request applications

Komen SC is seeking applications addressing the following:

1. Reducing Barriers to Care

Evidence-based projects that reduce barriers to quality breast cancer care experienced by uninsured and underinsured individuals residing in Allendale, Anderson, Bamberg, Barnwell, -Calhoun, Cherokee, Colleton, Darlington, Edgefield, Hampton, Greenwood, Laurens, Lexington, Marion, Orangeburg, Spartanburg, and Union counties.

2. Patient Navigation

Projects that provide evidence-based patient navigation for rural, Black/African American, and/or Hispanic/Latina individuals who reside in Allendale, Anderson, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Cherokee, Colleton, Darlington, Edgefield, Hampton, Greenwood, Laurens, Lexington, Marion, Orangeburg, Spartanburg, and Union counties. Patient navigation must follow the individual from abnormal screening to diagnostic resolution and through treatment, if necessary.

3. Breast Cancer Education

Projects that provide evidence-based and culturally relevant breast cancer education in one-on-one and group settings. 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). Based on findings from the Community Profile, these projects should target rural, Black/African American, and/or Hispanic/Latina individuals who reside in Allendale, Anderson, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Cherokee, Colleton, Darlington, Edgefield, Hampton, Greenwood, Laurens, Lexington, Marion, Orangeburg, Spartanburg, and Union counties.

The RFA and additional details are available online here.

Applicants are required to attend a training session. Sessions are scheduled for:
• Sept. 26- Greenville, SC
• Oct. 4- Columbia, SC

Registration is required. Details are available online.

Questions should be emailed to Lucy Spears, Director of Mission, at lucy@komensc.org.

Author: Rachel Howell

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