In April, the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville (OHFN) and Susan G. Komen® Columbus announced funding awards through the 2018-2019 Southeastern Ohio Breast Health Initiative.
“The Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville is proud to partner with Komen Columbus to support organizations developing a patient navigation model to improve access, quality and timeliness of care throughout the screening, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer,” said Susan Beaudry, director of programs, Osteopathic Heritage Foundations.
With a shared commitment to improving health and quality of life in southeastern Ohio, OHFN and Susan G. Komen® Columbus formed a funding partnership to improve the continuum of care in six underserved counties in the region.
“Breast cancer mortality rates are higher in Ohio than almost anywhere else in the country,” said Julie McMahon, director of mission, Komen Columbus. “The investment in these programs will help women from early screening through continuing care. In particular, these programs will help women in underserved communities where already tight resources are in danger of further state and federal budget cuts.”
The following organizations received a total of $750,000 through Susan G. Komen® Columbus in 2018:
- LifeCare Alliance
- Mercy Health Foundation Clark and Champaign Counties
- Mount Carmel Health System Foundation
- OhioHealth Foundation*
- The Ohio State University
- Ohio University*
- Southern Ohio Medical Center
*Indicates projects supported by OHFN through the Southeastern Ohio Breast Health Initiative.