Statement of Need

Based on preliminary data collected for the  2015 Community Profile, the following needs were identified by the team as having the highest priority. All Komen Detroit 2017 Race for the Cure grant applications must address one or more of the following funding priorities:

  1. Increase the proportion of breast cancer diagnoses at earlier stages by increasing awareness of breast cancer risk factors and the importance of breast cancer screening.
  2. Support strong community education and outreach programs focused on dispelling myths, reducing fears, and providing support services related to breast cancer.
  3. Increase timely and complete breast cancer screening, follow-up care and treatment through patient navigation and by reducing financial, individual, provider and other barriers to care (e.g. co-pays, deductibles, transportation,etc.).
  4. Increase support for health care safety net programs that help increase timely and complete access to the Breast Cancer Continuum of Care for the underinsured and uninsured.

Click to view the Community Profile Executive Summary