Community Grants

Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth has granted a total of $500,000 to three local healthcare organizations to provide breast health services for uninsured and underinsured people in the four-county service area of Tarrant, Parker, Johnson, and Hood counties. The remaining $250,000 raised during the fiscal year of April 1, 2017, to March 31, 2018, has been disbursed to Komen’s national breast cancer research effort.

We are proud to partner with these deserving organizations to provide critical breast cancer services to local women and menOur gratitude goes to our partners, donors, and volunteers as their support is essential in our community to help save lives locally.” – Tracey Boyes, Komen Greater Fort Worth Executive Director

Each year Komen Greater Fort Worth distributes 75 percent of all local funds raised to local organizations and 25 percent to further national breast cancer research. Funds are raised through a year-long variety of events and activities such as the MORE THAN PINK Walk.

 

2018-2019 Komen Greater Fort Worth Community Grant Recipients

 

Texas Health Resources
texashealth.org/fortworth

Services Provided: Screening Mammograms, Diagnostic Services, Patient Navigation, Language Interpreters
Counties Served: Tarrant, Parker, Johnson, Hood
Screening Number: 855-318-7696

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth (Texas Health Resources), is receiving $150,007 in grants to use on free mammograms, free diagnostics, breast cancer education and navigation for underinsured, uninsured and low-income women through its Wellness for Life mobile health program. In addition, the grant will also be used to provide professional bilingual interpreters for the mobile mammography screenings.

Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system, which along with UT Southwestern founded Southwestern Health Resources in 2016 to make it easier for North Texans to access the highest quality care consistently in a responsive and coordinated manner, includes 29 hospital locations that are owned, operated, joint ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Huguley Hospitals, Texas Health Physicians Group, outpatient facilities, behavioral health and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.

 

Moncrief Cancer Institute
moncrief.com

Services Provided: Screening Mammograms, Diagnostic Services, Patient Navigation, Surgical Treatments
Counties Served: Tarrant, Parker, Johnson, Hood
Screening Number: 800-405-7739

Moncrief Cancer Institute is receiving $275,569 in grants to provide breast screening for uninsured and under-insured women, with a focus on African American communities.

Moncrief Cancer Institute is affiliated with UT Southwestern Medical Center and the Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, the only NCI-designated cancer center in North Texas. Moncrief has a history of serving the uninsured, underinsured and medically underserved in North Texas since 1958. Moncrief provides services designated to reduce the burden on cancer patients receiving treatment, cancer survivors, and their families. Moncrief Cancer Institute’s mission is to provide North Texas with the foremost science, resources, and programs to reduce the threat and impact of cancer.

 

John Peter Smith Foundation
jpshealthnet.org

Services Provided: Diagnostic Services, Patient Navigation & Care
Counties Served: Tarrant
Screening Number: 817-702-3334

JPS Health Network is receiving $74,424 in grants to use in increasing diagnostic testing within 14 days of diagnosis and provide care to uninsured and low-income patients. The JPS Health Network offers care throughout Tarrant County at more than 60 locations, including the main hospital, which is located at 1500 S. Main Street in Fort Worth.

The JPS Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm to JPS Health Network by raising awareness and financial support to help the over 1.8 million patient encounters it sees each year. JPS Health Network makes lives better with quality access to health care for all Tarrant County residents. JPS offers urgent, inpatient, and psychiatric care, as well as emergency services at Tarrant County’s only Level 1 Trauma Center. In addition, JPS delivers a full range of outpatient services located at over 60 sites across Tarrant County, which include primary and specialty clinics, medical homes and school-based clinics.

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