2013-2014 Komen Idaho Grantees

In 2013, The Komen Idaho Affiliate granted over $285,000 to fund 29 local breast health and breast cancer programs.  There grants help fund breast cancer screening, rural outreach, support and survivorship services not otherwise available to women in our 28 county service area.

American Cancer Society, Great West Division

Cancer Resource Centers

North Idaho (509) 474-2929 │ www.cancer.org

Counties served – Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce, Shoshone.

Breast cancer patients will receive supplies and transportation assistance that increase support for treatment and survivorship. With Komen funding, ACS will conduct specialized outreach to assist patients who are 35-49, are uninsured or underinsured, and in Komen target counties:

 

American Cancer Society, Great West Division

Road to Recovery Program

Southwest/Central Idaho (208) 422-0846   │ www.cancer.org

Counties served – Southwest and Central Idaho

Low income patients in 18 Southwest Idaho counties in treatment for breast cancer will receive transportation assistance that allows them to better comply with their treatment plans.

 

Health Window Program

Health Window Breast Care Prevention and Awareness

(208) 954-8856

Counties served – Southwest Idaho

The Health Window Program in Idaho is a partnership between St. Luke’s and the Consulate of Mexico. The main objective of the Health Window Program is to facilitate information related to early prevention and access to health services for individuals and their families who are not familiar with the health system in the United States.

 

Kootenai Health Foundation

Cancer Patient Support Program

(208) 666-2345 │ www.kootenaihealth.org

Counties served – Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, Shoshone

The Kootenai Health Foundation manages a fund to help address the needs of patients in treatment at Kootenai Cancer Center.

 

Minidoka Memorial Hospital

Minidoka County’s 1st Defense Against Breast Cancer

(208) 436-8155 │ www.minidokamemorial.com

Counties served – Cassia, Minidoka

Minidoka County’s first defense against breast cancer project provides free mammogram services for underserved, culturally diverse and limited English speaking (les) women.

 

North Canyon Medical Center

Rural Care for Low to Middle Income Women

(208)934-9888    www.ncm-c.org/

Counties served – Blaine, Camas, Elmore, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Twin Falls

The purpose of Rural Care for Low to Middle Income Women is in place to serve the individuals in our region that are 250% below the federal poverty level who may not qualify for other financial assistance programs.

 

Panhandle Health District – Benewah County

Screening and Education for Early Diagnosis of Breast Cancer (Benewah County)

(208) 415-5293 │ www.phd1.idaho.gov

Counties served — Benewah

Prevent late stage diagnosis of breast cancer through access to early screening by providing a voucher for mammogram screening services to low income uninsured/underinsured women ages 35-49 seen in Family Planning Clinic.  Patient will be referred to further screening and appropriate financial assistance as needed.

 

Panhandle Health District – Bonner County

Screening and Education for Early Diagnosis of Breast Cancer (Bonner County)

(208) 415-5293 │ www.phd1.idaho.gov

Counties served — Bonner

Prevent late stage diagnosis of breast cancer through access to early screening by providing a voucher for mammogram screening services to low income uninsured/underinsured women ages 35-49 seen in Family Planning Clinic.  Patient will be referred to further screening and appropriate financial assistance as needed.

 

Panhandle Health District – Boundary County

Screening and Education for Early Diagnosis of Breast Cancer (Boundary County)

(208) 415-5293 │ www.phd1.idaho.gov

Counties served — Boundary

Prevent late stage diagnosis of breast cancer through access to early screening by providing a voucher for mammogram screening services to low income uninsured/underinsured women ages 35-49 seen in Family Planning Clinic.  Patient will be referred to further screening and appropriate financial assistance as needed.

 

Panhandle Health District – Kootenai County

Screening and Education for Early Diagnosis of Breast Cancer (Kootenai County)

(208) 415-5293 │ www.phd1.idaho.gov

Counties served – Kootenai

Prevent late stage diagnosis of breast cancer through access to early screening by providing a voucher for mammogram screening services to low income uninsured/underinsured women ages 35-49 seen in Family Planning Clinic.  Patient will be referred to further screening and appropriate financial assistance as needed.

 

Panhandle Health District – Shoshone County

Screening and Education for Early Diagnosis of Breast Cancer (Shoshone County)

(208) 415-5293 │ www.phd1.idaho.gov

Counties — Shoshone

Prevent late stage diagnosis of breast cancer through access to early screening by providing a voucher for mammogram screening services to low income uninsured/underinsured women ages 35-49 seen in Family Planning Clinic.  Patient will be referred to further screening and appropriate financial assistance as needed.

 

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest

Idaho Breast Health Program

(800)230-7526 │ www.plannedparenthood.org

Counties served – Ada, Boise, Elmore, Owyhee

Our Idaho Breast Health program’s purpose is to reach uninsured and underinsured women in order to directly connect them to screening, mammography via free vouchers, and education. It seeks to reduce barriers to care and increase the numbers of women who receive screenings. We will hold five screening dates and two education sessions for uninsured, underinsured, and refugee women. (Two screenings and two education sessions are specifically targeted towards the refugee population). The expected or resulting change that we likely will bring in the community is to increase the numbers of women who have access to free screenings, education, and mammograms

 

Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center Breast Care Center

Breast Cancer Early Detection for the Underserved

(208)367-3336 │ www.saintalphonsus.org/breast-care-center

Counties Served – Ada, Adams, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Valley, Washington

Saint Alphonsus is committed to delivering every possible breast cancer diagnosis along with the words, “We caught it early.” Through Breast Cancer Early Detection for the Underserved, Saint Alphonsus increases the likelihood of early-stage diagnoses on behalf of underserved southwestern Idaho breast cancer patients. By reducing barriers for uninsured, underinsured, and low-income patients to access routine breast exams, mammography screening, and diagnostic evaluation, these funds reduce health disparities and promote optimal outcomes for patients otherwise at greatest risk for late-stage diagnosis.

 

Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center Mobile Mammography

Screening Access for Underserved Rural Women

(208)367-3571 │ www.saintalphonsus.org/breast-care-center

Counties Served – Ada, Adams, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Valley, Washington

Saint Alphonsus is committed to delivering every possible breast cancer diagnosis along with the words, “We caught it early.” Through Screening Access for Underserved Rural Women, Saint Alphonsus increases the likelihood of early-stage diagnoses on behalf of financially disadvantaged women residing in remote southwestern Idaho. By reducing barriers for uninsured, underinsured, and low-income patients to access mammography screening through the Women’s Wellness Mobile Clinic, these funds reduce health disparities and promote optimal outcomes for patients otherwise at greatest risk for late-stage diagnoses.

 

Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center – Cancer Care Center

Breast Cancer Patient Assistance Fund

(208)367-3131 │ www.saintalphonsus.org/cancer-care-center

Counties served – Ada, Adams, Boise, Elmore, Gem, Valley, Washington

In addition to causing profound physical and emotional trauma, a breast cancer diagnosis can result in overwhelming financial burdens for patients and their families. To ensure that financial stressors do not create practical barriers to undergoing treatment or rehabilitation, do not threaten patients’ financial independence or daily stability, and do not add to patients’ already high anxiety levels and detract from recovery, CCC-Boise seeks to sustain the Breast Cancer Patient Assistance Fund. Established in 2007, this fund supports financially disadvantaged individuals living with a breast cancer diagnosis to fulfill basic needs for housing and other living essentials (through assistance with rent and utility payments); maintain adequate nutrition (through assistance with groceries); preserve communication with medical teams and support networks (through assistance with phone payments); access treatment centers (through assistance for medically necessary transportation); and obtain supplies necessary for rehabilitation (through assistance for lymphedema equipment).

 

Saint Alphonsus Nampa Patient Assistance

Nampa-Caldwell Breast Cancer Patient Assistance Fund

(208)288-4623 │ www.saintalphonsus.org/cancer-care-center

Counties served — Canyon, Owyhee

In addition to causing profound physical and emotional trauma, a breast cancer diagnosis can result in overwhelming financial burdens for patients and their families. To ensure that financial stressors do not create barriers to treatment or rehabilitation, do not threaten patients’ financial independence or daily stability, and do not add to patients’ already high anxiety levels and detract from recovery, the SAMC-Nampa Cancer Care Center (CCC-Nampa) seeks to introduce a first-ever Nampa-Caldwell Breast Cancer Patient Assistance Fund. This fund will support financially disadvantaged individuals living with a breast cancer diagnosis to fulfill basic needs for housing and other living essentials (assistance with rent and utility payments); maintain adequate nutrition (assistance with groceries); preserve communication with medical teams and support networks (assistance with phone payments); access treatment centers (assistance for medically necessary transportation); and obtain supplies necessary for rehabilitation (assistance for lymphedema equipment).

 

 Saint Alphonsus Nampa Screening

Screening & Diagnostic Services for Women in Canyon County and Surrounding Communities

(208)463-5871 │ www.saintalphonsus.org/breast-care-center

Counties served — Canyon, Owyhee

Saint Alphonsus Medical Center-Nampa is committed to delivering every possible breast cancer diagnosis along with the words, “We caught it early.” Through Screening & Diagnostic Services for Women in Canyon County and Surrounding Areas, Saint Alphonsus increases the likelihood of early-stage diagnoses on behalf of underserved and predominantly rural southwestern Idaho breast cancer patients. By reducing barriers for uninsured, underinsured, and low-income patients to access routine breast exams, mammography screening, and diagnostic evaluation, these funds reduce health disparities and promote optimal outcomes for patients otherwise at greatest risk for late-stage diagnosis.

 

St. Luke’s Magic Valley Health Foundation

The 900 Women Project

(208)814-7253 │ www.stlukesonline.org/magic_valley/ways_to_give/

Counties served – Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Twin Falls

The 900 Women Project is a collaborative effort between local physicians, and Magic Valley health clinics

and local St. Luke’s hospitals in Twin Falls and Jerome. The project’s goal is to achieve and maintain a 10% increase in local mammography rates above 2006 rates by providing financial assistance to Magic Valley women who need screening and diagnostic mammography and ultrasound services, in order to diagnose breast cancer in the early stages and improve survival rates.

 

St. Luke’s McCall Foundation

Annual Mammograms: No Woman Left Unscreened and Breast Buddies

(208)634-2426    │ www.mccallhosp.org/

Counties served – Adams, Idaho, Valley

The hospital is proud and grateful to partner with Komen, which allow us to improve the lives and health of the people we serve. Funds are used to cover the cost of screening mammograms for women forty years and older, as well as any indicated diagnostic mammograms and ultrasounds for underserved women of all ages. Women who demonstrate financial need receive access to Komen funding for their breast care. Through our new Breast Buddies program, local advocates from Riggins and Council will be recruited, trained and supported by our Center for Health Promotion women’s wellness champion to reach out to underserved women in the communities we serve.

 

St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute – Mobile Mammography

Treasure Valley Community Breast Wellness Funding Program – Mobile Mammography

(208)706-2055 │ www.stlukesonline.org/specialties_and_services/breast_care

Counties served – Ada, Adams, Blaine, Boise, Camas, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Gooding, Owyhee,

Payette, Valley, Washington

St. Luke’s Breast Care Services (BCS) is determined to reduce numbers of breast cancer incidents and deaths in Idaho by improving screening rates. Statistics from the National Cancer Institute validate the more remote the county from free-standing mammography facilities the less likely women in that region will comply with recommendations of having a screening mammogram completed annually. St. Luke’s (BCS) will remove the obstacle of travel taking our services to the women who have not traditionally come to fixed-site facilities using our Mobile Coach. St. Luke’s will also help overcome cost barriers by providing screening mammograms, clinical breast exams, self-breast exam education to women who are uninsured and/or underinsured.

 

St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute – Breast Care Services Rural

Treasure Valley Community Breast Wellness Funding Program – Rural

(208)706-2055 │ www.stlukesonline.org/specialties_and_services/breast_care/

Counties served – Camas, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Gooding, Payette, Washington

St. Luke’s recently opened fixed sites in Nampa & Fruitland & digital technology in Mountain Home so women in these rural areas no longer have to travel for screening mammography, or wait for a visit from our Mobile Coach. St. Luke’s BCS is committed to reducing the number of breast cancer deaths in Idaho by improving screening rates. Our breast care team is dedicated to increasing community awareness of recommended guidelines for breast cancer screening, clinical breast exams & annual screening mammography. The 3 new sites can focus on reaching out to Idaho women in rural areas with limited financial resources, and help overcome travel barriers.

 

St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute – Breast Care Services Urban

Treasure Valley Community Breast Wellness Funding Program – Urban Fixed Sites

(208)706-2055 │ www.stlukesonline.org/specialties_and_services/breast_care/

Counties served – Ada, Adams, Boise, Camas, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Gooding, Owyhee, Payette, Valley

St. Luke’s Breast Care Services helps overcome cost barriers by providing screening mammograms, clinical breast exams, self-breast exam education in line with SGK guidelines, diagnostic mammogram and breast ultrasound services to women uninsured and/or underinsured and do not qualify for other government funded programs. Increasing awareness to the importance of the availability of breast cancer screening protocols, clinical breast exams and annual screening mammograms to Idaho women with limited financial resources provides the best chance for Idaho to change our statistical ranking. St. Luke’s Breast Care Services will provide educational services, resources, screening mammography, clinical breast exams, and diagnostic mammography and breast ultrasound services to uninsured and/or underinsured who reside in the counties of Southwest Idaho served by the Boise Affiliate of the Komen Foundation.

 

St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute – Nampa

Concrete Needs During Breast Cancer Treatment

(208) 463-6009 │ www.stlukesonline.org/cancer_care/

Counties served – Ada, Boise, Canyon, Owyhee, Payette, Washington

The financial challenges people with cancer face while going through treatment can be astounding. Many patients require time off work while undergoing their cancer treatment. At MSTI, we treat women on a regular basis who have little or no disability benefits available to them through their employers. The Komen Patient Support Fund will help breast cancer patients with essential living expenses that become a burden due to illness. One-hundred percent of awarded funds will be used to provide financial assistance to breast cancer patients and families who are unable to afford basic expenses while going through cancer treatment. These may include mortgage/rent, car payments, utility bills, daycare, gasoline, food, and other essentials.

 

St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute – Survivor Programs

Moving On: Life After Breast Cancer

(208) 706-7286 │ www.stlukesonline.org/cancer_care/

Counties served – Ada, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Payette, Valley, Washington

Our Moving On: Life After Breast Cancer program is a free, seven-week education and support program open to all breast cancer survivors after treatment ends.  Moving On focuses on helping breast cancer survivors in our community learn and implement lifestyle changes that reduce their risk of recurrence and improve their overall health.

 

St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation

Breast Cancer Screening for the Uninsured and Underinsured Women in the Greater Wood River Region

(208) 727-8444 │ www.slwrf.org

Counties served – Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Twin Falls

Recognizing the direct connection between access to mammogram screening and decreased incidence of cancer and death, St. Luke’s Wood River made it a priority to provide the most advanced breast imaging technology available to all women in our service area. This project will provide funding to pay for the costs of screening and/or diagnostic mammograms, and/or breast ultrasound for women 25 years of age and older.

 

Terry Reilly Health Services – Boise

Terry Reilly Boise

(208) 344-3512 │ www.trhs.org

Counties Served – Ada

Terry Reilly Health Services will identify, contact, and provide breast cancer screening mammography vouchers to low-income medically underserved women ages 40-49 or high-risk women 35-39 years old who are patients at our medical clinic in Boise. Mammograms will be done through local hospitals or other community screening sites with whom we contract. Case management for all abnormal results is provided by Terry Reilly licensed nursing staff, who ensure that follow-up care is provided as part of a comprehensive community approach to care.

 

Terry Reilly Health Services – Nampa

Terry Reilly Nampa

(208) 466-7869   │ www.trhs.org

Counties served – Canyon

Terry Reilly Health Services will identify, contact, and provide breast cancer screening mammography vouchers to low-income medically underserved women ages 40-49 or high-risk women ages 35-39 served by our medical clinic in Nampa. Mammograms will be done through local hospitals or other community screening sites with whom we contract. Ultimately, any cancer that is discovered will be found at an earlier, more treatable stage, with fewer overall costs to the individual, family and community.

 

Terry Reilly Health Services – Owyhee County

Terry Reilly Owyhee

Homedale (208) 337-3189 │Marsing (208) 896-4159 │ www.trhs.org

Counties Served – Owyhee

Terry Reilly Health Services will identify, contact, and provide breast cancer screening mammography vouchers to low-income medically underserved women ages 40-49 or high-risk women ages 35-39 who are served by our Owyhee County rural medical clinics in Marsing and Homedale. Mammograms will be done through local hospitals or other community screening sites with whom we contract. Case management for all abnormal results is provided by Terry Reilly licensed nursing staff, who ensure that follow-up care is provided as part of a comprehensive community approach to care. Ultimately, any cancer that is discovered will be found at an earlier, more treatable stage, with fewer overall costs to the individual, family and community.

 

Terry Reilly Health Services – Rural

Terry Reilly Canyon Rural

Caldwell (208) 459-1025 │Melba (208)495-1011 │ Middleton (208) 585-0048 │ www.trhs.org

Counties Served – Canyon

Terry Reilly Health Services will identify, contact, and provide breast cancer screening mammography vouchers to low-income medically underserved women ages 40-49 or high-risk women ages 35-39 who are served by our Canyon County rural medical clinics in Caldwell, Melba, and Middleton. Mammograms will be done through local hospitals or other community screening sites with whom we contract. Case management for all abnormal results is provided by Terry Reilly licensed nursing staff, who ensure that follow-up care is provided as part of a comprehensive community approach to care.

 

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