OneWorld Awarded Grant Funds for Breast Health Programs
OneWorld (www.OneWorldOmaha.org) has received a $75,000 community grant from Susan G. Komen® Great Plains to provide breast health education and screenings for low-income, underinsured or uninsured women.
Komen® Great Plains recently announced the availability of ten community programs in Nebraska and South Dakota that will provide medically underserved men and women with various services designed to detect breast cancer early and help ensure quality care for those diagnosed with breast cancer. Programs will run through March of 2019. A list of programs is available at: www.komengreatplains.org.
At OneWorld, the grant from Komen Great Plains will support the Screening and Treatment Program, an initiative to provide breast cancer screenings, referrals for mammograms and coordination of breast cancer treatment for low-income, uninsured, Hispanic women who would not otherwise be able to afford care.
OneWorld’s objectives are to 1) increase the number of women screened for breast cancer through annual exams at the clinic, 2) to coordinate mammograms and other referral appointments for patients by utilizing OneWorld’s existing partnerships with local hospitals, and 3) to coordinate treatment for patients with a breast cancer diagnosis through our partnership with the Hope Medical Outreach Coalition.
“With these funds, we anticipate that we will provide 1,400 clinical breast exams and 200 mammogram referrals to women who might not otherwise receive the care they need,” Andrea Skolkin, Chief Executive Officer of OneWorld, said. “By increasing the number of women who receive these services, we will increase the likelihood at which breast cancer is detected at an early stage, increasing the rate of survival.”