A minimum of 25 percent of the net income from each domestic Affiliate Race supports the national Komen for the Cure Grant Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific conferences around the world.
Up to 75 percent of the net income from each domestic Affiliate Race stays in the local community to fund breast health education, breast cancer screening and treatment projects.
In April 2011, Komen Tyler completed a Community Profile, the established assessment process used to understand the state of breast cancer in Smith County. The completed work is used to establish focused granting priorities, education needs and determine the priority populations with regards to breast cancer for Smith County.
The Community Profile process from took 10 months and involved:
* Extensive training on how to complete the profile
* Compilation of the Community Profile Team
* Demographic, exploratory, and qualitative data research
* Creation of an asset map indicating health care/social services in targeted areas
* The completed process resulted in the following priorities:
Priority: Increase educational programs targeting African American women using established outreach programs and volunteer driven education.
Priority: Expand existing partnerships and establish marketing campaign to increase awareness and access to services for Hispanic women.
Priority: Focus on targeting women likely to move out of the continuum of care with education about the risks of not being routinely screened and the resources available in the community.
The Community Profile Team: Tom Guffey, Jessica Guffey- The University of Texas at Tyler Department of Sociology Student interns, Regina Davis, Autumn King, Brenda McBride, Mac Griffith, Todd Sigmon, Bev Knaus, Stephanie Taylor, Jennifer Watkins
Contributing Partners: Dr. John P. English, Bethesda Health Clinic, Regina S. Davis, MHA, ETMC Cancer Institute, Meg Reitmeyer, MD, FACE, Trinity Mother Frances Clinic, Autumn King, Trinity Mother Frances Clinic, The Ross Breast Center, Manager, Janet Gouldthorpe, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Dr. Davor Jedlicka, The University of Texas at Tyler
The Community Profile is a needs assessment document that provides an overview of Komen’s grant-making priorities and the breast health needs in our service area. Please familiarize yourself with this document before developing your applications.