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Komen Greater Fort Worth is the local source for funding breast cancer detection, support and educational awareness in Tarrant, Parker, Johnson and Hood counties. Through its 2016-2017 community grants, Komen Greater Fort Worth is investing $300,000 in education, screening, diagnosis, treatment, and support programs here in Greater Fort Worth provided by 3 local organizations that serve uninsured or underinsured residents in our service area. Since it was founded in 1992, Komen Greater Fort Worth has invested more than $23 million in local breast health agencies and organizations.
2016-2017 Komen Greater Fort Worth Community Grant Recipients
Texas Health Huguley Hospital
Free Digital Screening Mammogram Day and Vouchers
Huguley Memorial Medical Center will increase access to screening mammograms to women between the ages of 40 and 64 without health insurance in Johnson and Tarrant Counties. They are providing 380 screening mammograms through two avenues: a free mammography event in October and vouchers that will be given out from their Mobile Health Services Bus. Diagnostic mammograms and ultrasounds will be provided as needed.
Moncrief Cancer Institute
Breast Screening, Navigation, and Education in Tarrant, Parker, Hood and Johnson Counties
Moncrief Cancer Institute (MCI) provides breast screening and patient navigation for the underserved women of Tarrant, Parker, Johnson, and Hood counties through its established Breast Screening and Patient Navigation (BSPAN) program. This program includes low to no-cost screening mammograms, diagnostic services, surgical treatments and patient navigation.
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth
Texas Health Fort Worth Wellness for Life Indigent Mammography Program
The Texas Health Fort Worth Wellness for Life Mobile Health Program will provide 410 mammogram screenings to underinsured and uninsured and culturally isolated women in Tarrant, Parker, Johnson & Hood counties through its Indigent Mammography Program. Their goal is to remove the most common barriers women face in seeking annual mammogram: cost, lack of opportunity, lack of knowledge, fear, language issues, and lack of transportation. The program includes mammograms, diagnostic evaluation by nurse practitioners, language interpreters, nurse navigation support for diagnostic follow-up, and collaboration with community stakeholders.