Coalition in Action

Susan G. Komen Idaho Montana is proud to announce the receipt of nearly $50,000 Coalitions in Action grant from funds raised by Walgreens and its customers during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) 2014. “We are excited to announce these new grants, which directly support a key priority for our organization: ensuring everyone has access to quality breast cancer care by working in partnership with communities and care providers,” said Komen President and CEO Judith Salerno, M.D., M.S. “By investing in programs that directly impact the underserved and underinsured, we hope to give patients and community health leaders the tools they need to achieve equity in health care and help even more people facing breast cancer.”

A multi-Tribal group of Montana women, named the b.r.a.v.e. Project, has provided community leadership and successfully worked together across Tribal and political lines to identify and address common cultural barriers and produce multiple culturally appropriate breast cancer educational materials, including three publications and a digital story. Funding is to support the b.r.a.ve. Project to advance community impact and visibility, to provide cohesive leadership at the local and state level, to begin work on a statewide Native-centered cancer navigation program, and to produce additional educational tools for the b.r.a.v.e. educational toolkit.

Members of the b.r.a.v.e Project include:

  • Victoria Augare, Blackfeet Tribe
  • Anne Belcourt, Hidatsa, Mandan, Chippewa, and Blackfeet Tribes
  • Shawna Cooper, Northern Cheyenne Tribe
  • Niki Graham, Salish-Kootenai Tribe
  • Katie Lake, Salish-Kootenai Tribe
  • Cindi Laukes, Project Facilitator
  • Nancy Lee, Project Consultant
  • Nona Main, White Clay and Nakoda Tribes
  • Alma McCormick, Crow Nation Tribe
  • Kassie Runsabove, White Clay and Cree Tribes
  • Lisa Whitford, Chippewa Cree Tribe

Be Brave Be Screened Brochure

Encouraging Cultural Awareness Brochure

Be Brave Be Screened, Understanding Breast Cancer

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