In March, the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville (OHFN) and Susan G. Komen® Columbus announced funding awards through the 2017-2018 Southeastern Ohio Breast Health Initiative. “The Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville is proud to partner with Komen Columbus to ensure vulnerable women in southeast Ohio have improved access to screening, increasing the rate of early detection and reducing late-stage breast cancer diagnoses,” said Susan Beaudry, director of programs, Osteopathic Heritage Foundations.
With a shared commitment to improving health and quality of life in southeast Ohio, OHFN and Susan G. Komen® Columbus formed a funding partnership to improve the continuum of care in six underserved counties in the region. Prioritizing collaboration among service providers, the selected organizations address multiple barriers and provide evidence-based services essential to the continuum of care: education, screening, diagnosis and treatment. The funding investments made through the partnership align with Susan G. Komen’s® bold goal to reduce by 50 percent the number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 2026.
- *Center for Appalachia Research in Cancer Education: Rural Pathways Project
- Community Mercy Foundation: No Excuses Mammography Project
- LifeCare Alliance: Yes Mamm! Program
- Mount Carmel Health System Foundation: Collaborating Through the Continuum of Care Project
- Ohio Health Foundation: Pink Pathways Program
- *Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital: Breast Health Connection Project Serving Appalachia Ohio
- Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital: Way Finder Breast Health Navigation Project
- *Ohio University Heritage College of Medicine: Breast Education, Screening and Navigation Program
- Southern Ohio Medical Center: Hands of Hope Project
- *Vinton County Health Department: Breast Education and Awareness Program
(*Asterisk indicates projects jointly supported by OHFN and Komen Columbus.)