2020 RESEARCH GRANTEE
Morehouse School of Medicine
Dr. Veena Rao
Novel Mechanism of Drug Resistance in Triple Negative Breast Cancer
2020 PROGRAM GRANTEES
Athens Nurses Clinic
Healthy Northeast Georgia Women
Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Dawson, Elbert, Franklin, Greene, Hart, Jackson, Madison, Monroe, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Rabun, Walton, Washington
Healthy Northeast Georgia Women provides breast health information, clinical breast exams, screening mammograms and/or coordinates diagnostic mammograms at no cost for uninsured indigent women in northeast Georgia.
Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation
Patient Financial Assistance Program
Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Newton, Paulding, Rockdale, Walton
The Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation provides assistance to adult cancer patients who are financially challenged by a cancer diagnosis. Approved grants are applied directly towards daily expenses such as mortgage or rent payments, utility bills, groceries, transportation, durable medical equipment, prescription medications, lymphedema garments or similar expenses.
Boat People SOS
Health Awareness & Promotion Program for Breast Cancer
Barrow, Bartow, Clayton, Cobb, Dekalb, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Rockdale, Walton
The Health Awareness & Promotion Program for Breast Cancer seeks to improve access and promote preventive breast health services to underserved Asian women by providing culturally and linguistically appropriate breast health services.
Cancer Support Community Atlanta
Living Fully with Breast Cancer
Baldwin, Barrow, Bibb, Bleckley, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Fulton, Greene, Gwinnett, Hall, Hancock, Henry, Houston, Jackson, Jones, Lumpkin, Madison, Monroe, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Putnam, Rockdale, Union, Walton
The Living Fully with Breast Cancer program provides breast cancer patients and survivors supportive programs that include gentle exercise classes, nutrition programs, education
forums, support groups and stress reduction classes.
Center for Black Women’s Wellness
Community Breast Health Initiative
Clayton, Cobb, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry
The Community Breast Health Initiative aims to increase women’s access to breast health services through extensive outreach and the dissemination of culturally appropriate messages on prevention and screening. The women who benefit from the program will be primarily African-American, uninsured or underinsured, and low-income. Services include low cost/no cost clinical breast exams and low cost/no cost screening mammograms and diagnostic services through area partners.
Clarkston Community Health Center
Breast Health Initiative
Cobb, Dekalb, Fulton, Gwinnett
Clarkston Community Health Center’s Breast Health Initiative (BHI) aims to address barriers that immigrant and refugee women face by providing culturally and linguistically appropriate breast health education and services.
East Georgia Cancer Coalition
Have you been screened? – North & South Programs
Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Greene, Hart, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Taliaferro, Walton, Wilkes
Burke, Columbia, Emanuel, Glascock, Hancock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, McDuffie, Richmond, Screven, Warren, Washington
The Have You Been Screened? Mammography program increases community access to mammogram services by addressing structural barriers and reducing out-of-pocket costs. The program incorporates the Community Guide’s evidence-based task force recommendations by reducing the time and/or distance between the service delivery settings and target populations, offering services during non-traditional hours and offering services in alternative, non-clinical settings.
Bridge The Gap-Genetics Access Programs for Individuals at Risk for Hereditary Breast Cancer
Cobb, Coweta, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry
Bridge the GAP provides access to genetic counseling and testing for individuals who have a personal or family history suggestive of hereditary breast cancer and are uninsured or under-insured. Program participants are identified and seen at the Avon Comprehensive Breast Center at Grady Hospital or through the Emory Winship Genetic Counseling Program.
Good News Clinic, Inc
Breast Disease Prevention and Treatment Project
The Breast Disease Prevention and Treatment Project will provide free clinical breast exams and screening mammograms to uninsured/low income Hall County residents who have no other resources to receive them. Those who have positive screening results or symptoms requiring additional testing will be referred through Good News Clinics’ Health Access Program for free follow-up care including free diagnostic imaging.
Good Samaritan Health Center
Breast Health Program
Bartow, Bibb, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Decatur, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding, Pike, Rockdale
The Women’s Health Screening Program at The Good Samaritan Health Center provides clinical breast exams, screening mammograms, and diagnostic testing to uninsured, low- income women in Atlanta and the surrounding areas.
Gwinnett Hospital System Foundation
Mammograms for the Uninsured-Underserved
Banks, Barrow, Dekalb, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Jackson, Newton
This project provides breast cancer screenings and evaluations of breast abnormalities for under-insured people in Gwinnett County. It provides mammograms to patients without insurance, or those who have extremely high co-pays or deductibles who present themselves as an identified need.
Horizons Community Solutions
Breast Cancer Patient Assistance Program
Atkinson, Baker, Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Calhoun, Clay, Clinch, Coffee, Colquitt, Cook, Crisp, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Echols, Grady, Irwin, Lanier, Lee, Lowndes, Miller, Mitchell, Quitman, Randolph, Seminole, Sumter, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Turner, Worth
The Breast Cancer Patient Assistance Program provides transportation assistance, lymphedema supplies and medical equipment to low-income breast cancer patients undergoing active treatment.
Lighthouse Lymphedema Network
Compression for the Cause
Banks, Barrow, Ben Hill, Berrien, Bibb, Bryan, Burke, Butts, Catoosa, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Columbia, Coweta, Crisp, Dawson, Dekalb, Douglas, Effingham, Elbert, Emanuel, Fayette, Forsyth, Franklin, Fulton, Glascock, Gordon, Greene, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Henry, Irwin, Jackson, Jasper, Jeff Davis, Lincoln, Lumpkin, Madison, McDuffie, Monroe, Morgan, Murray, Muscogee, Newton, Oconee, Paulding, Rabun, Richmond, Rockdale, Spalding, Sumter, Taliaferro, Tift, Walker, Warren, Washington, White, Whitfield, Wilkes
The Lighthouse Lymphedema Network has established the Bandages and Garment Fund to help individuals with lymphedema purchase the garments required to maintain the reduction gained from Complete Decongestive Therapy, the only treatment method available for lymphedema. Lymphedema is a condition approximately 50% of breast cancer patients will develop, and the garments are often not covered by health insurance.
Loving Arms Cancer Outreach, Inc.
Support Services for Breast Cancer Patients
Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Cobb, Douglas, Paulding, Pickens
The program offers hygiene care items, wigs, skin care and more to patients; weekly support groups; financial assistance to help pay utility bills, groceries, childcare, and transportation costs; aid for un/underinsured individuals that cannot afford out of pocket treatment costs, medical products, prescriptions or durable medical goods.
Meadows Regional Medical Center
MRMC Breast Health Program
Appling, Candler, Emanuel, Jeff Davis, Montgomery, Tattnall, Telfair, Toombs, Truetlen, Wheeler
The Breast Health Program provides community education programs for breast health awareness and mammogram screening for vulnerable women of the region. Services target low income and uninsured residents of southeast Georgia.
Mercy Care Foundation
Mercy Care’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP)
Clayton, Cobb, Dekalb, Douglas, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry
The Breast and Cervical Cancer Program includes self-breast examinations, clinical breast exams and mammograms, increased access to preventative and clinical services, and detection of any potential abnormalities through clinical exams and screening mammograms.
Northside Hospital Cancer Institute
Breast Diagnostic Services for Underserved Women Living Outside Metro Atlanta- Programs Inside & Outside Metro Atlanta
NH-Inside Metro Atlanta
Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Dawson, Dekalb, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Rockdale
NH-Outside Metro Atlanta
Barrow, Bartow, Bibb, Calhoun, Catoosa, Clarke, Dawson, Effingham, Gilmer, Gordon, Habersham, Hall, Houston, Jackson, Jefferson, Lamar, Lumpkin, Macon, Meriwether, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Pickens, Putnam, Stephens, Towns, Union, Walker, Walton, White
The Breast Diagnostic Services for Underserved Women project aims to detect breast cancer earlier and reduce the number of late stage disease diagnosed in underserved women with a focus on women of Hispanic or African American descent who live both inside and outside the metro-Atlanta area. Support from It’s The Journey provides free diagnostic services to underserved/uninsured women who live below 250% of the federal poverty level.
Piedmont Athens Regional Foundation: Breast Health Center
Comprehensive Breast Care Program: Screening & Diagnostics
Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Greene, Habersham, Hart, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Stephens, Taliaferro, Walton, Wilkes
The Comprehensive Breast Care Program aims to offer early detection of breast cancer in northeast Georgia with superior diagnostic tools. Services include mobile mammography, screening and diagnostic services, and a High-Risk Breast Cancer Clinic.
Piedmont Athens Regional Foundation: Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support
Comprehensive Breast Care Program: Support Services
Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Greene, Habersham, Hart, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Stephens, Taliaferro, Walton, Wilkes
The Comprehensive Breast Care Program provides numerous support services for breast cancer patients, including linking screenings, diagnostics, inpatient care and treatments with the support services that are the hallmark of the Loran Smith Center. These services include both group and individual support services, genetic counseling and testing, and lymphedema, hair and other prostheses services through the “Beautiful You” boutique.
Piedmont Healthcare Foundation on behalf of Piedmont Atlanta Hospital
Fighting Breast Cancer through Genetics Program
Carroll, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Newton, Rockdale
The Fighting Breast Cancer through Genetics Program at Piedmont Healthcare aims to provide cutting edge genetic testing services to medically underserved individuals. Genetic counseling and testing services are provided for patients at risk for hereditary breast cancer who are medically underserved or uninsured and live in the metropolitan Atlanta region or near Athens.
Piedmont Healthcare Foundation on behalf of Piedmont Newnan Hospital
Breast Health Screening and Diagnostic Services for Uninsured Women
Carroll, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dekalb, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Heard, Henry, Lamar, Meriwether, Spalding, Troup
This program provides screening mammograms free of charge for patients from Coweta County and the surrounding metropolitan Atlanta counties who otherwise would not be able to afford these procedures.
Mammography Matters: Breaking Down Barriers
Appling, Bryan, Bulloch, Candler, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Jasper, Liberty, McIntosh, Screven, Tattnall, Toombs, Treutlen
Mission Possible: Bridging the Mammography Gap provides breast health services to the underserved at no cost at all for patients that meet established financial criteria. Services include screening and diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasound and MRI, image guided breast biopsies, and case management/patient navigation throughout the continuum of breast cancer detection, care and survivorship.
The Cancer Foundation
Financial Assistance Program
Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Greene, Habersham, Hart, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Putnam, Stephens, Taliaferro, Walton, Wilkes
The Financial Assistance Program provides emergency monetary assistance to individuals undergoing breast cancer treatment who are experiencing an immediate financial crisis because they cannot pay for basic life needs such as rent, utilities, medication, or transportation.
The Health Initiative
Breast Cancer Prevention through Screening and Education
Chatham, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Lowndes, Richmond
The Health Initiative provides breast education messaging that is culturally specific to sub-populations of women within the LGBTQ community throughout Georgia. Those education efforts will directly link to free screening opportunities with culturally competent providers.
TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation
Increasing Access to Breast Cancer Rehabilitation and Support
Appling, Baldwin, Bibb, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Crawford, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Fulton, Gilmer, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Macon, Madison, Monroe, Morgan, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Richmond, Rockdale, Towns, Troup, Union, Walton, White
The Reducing Barriers to Breast Cancer Rehabilitation & Survivorship Support program provides financial assistance to under-/uninsured and low-income patients to increase access to tailored breast cancer rehabilitation and survivorship support services. It also provides lymphedema garments for patients with lymphedema who meet the income- based financial assistance program eligibility requirements.
United In Pink, Inc.
Kids in Pink Programming
Bibb, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach, Twiggs
‘Kids in Pink’ programs address the ripple effect caused by changes in the family routines and roles due to a breast cancer diagnosis as seen through the eyes of a child.
University Healthcare Foundation
One Journey, Different Steps
Burke, Cobb, Columbia, Emanuel, Glascock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln, Madison, McDuffie, Richmond, Warren, Washington, Wilkes
One Journey, Different Steps offers a comprehensive, three step approach to meet women’s needs related to breast cancer screenings and diagnosis, as well as care for one chronic long-term side effect that may impact women undergoing breast cancer treatment.
Reducing Late Stage Breast Cancer- Legacy Service Area and Atlanta Medical Center
Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Cobb, Douglas, Floyd, Fulton, Paulding, Pickens
WellStar Atlanta Medical Center
Butts, Dekalb, Fayette, Fulton, Henry, Spalding
Reducing Late Stage Breast Cancer- Spalding Regional Hospital
Butts, Henry, Lamar, Pike, Spalding, Upson
The Reducing Late Stage Breast Cancer- Legacy program provides free screening mammograms and diagnostic services for men and women who lack access to or are unable to afford these life-saving services in the legacy WellStar area (primarily Cobb, Douglas, Cherokee, and Paulding counties).