Susan G. Komen National Capital is delighted to support the following organizations in providing life-saving breast health and breast cancer care.
African Women’s Cancer Awareness Association
Navigating and Supporting African Immigrant Women through Breast Cancer Treatment and Survivorship
8955 Edmonston Road, Suite D
Greenbelt, MD 20770
The AWCAA will develop, implement and evaluate an integrated program with multiple levels to help reduce breast cancer mortality among African immigrant women of all ages living in Wards 2, 5, 7, and 8 in the District of Columbia, and Alexandria, Virginia. The program builds upon the success and lessons learned from previous work, AWCAA will provide patient navigation and support services to underserved women increasing compliance, reducing “lost to follow-up”, reducing time from abnormal screening to diagnostic and from diagnostic to treatment completion.
Arlington Free Clinic
Arlington Free Clinic’s Continuum of Breast Care Program
2921 11th St. South
Arlington, VA 22204
The goal of the AFC project is to reduce breast cancer mortality and address disparities, increasing access to quality and timely care, and/or improve outcomes through patient navigation. We will accomplish this goal by providing comprehensive, high-quality patient care coordination, case management and navigation from abnormal breast cancer screening through survivorship and end-of-life, to promote achievement of HP2020 objectives related to breast cancer mortality and to support the Komen Bold Goal of reducing breast cancer deaths by 50% by 2026.
Breast Care for Washington
Community Based Breast Care Navigation
4 Atlantic St. SW
Washington, DC 20032
The Project will reduce breast cancer mortality increasing access to quality and timely care, and/or improve outcomes through patient navigation by launching a new mobile mammography program. BCW will operate its mobile program using the same model of community outreach and navigation that has made their fixed site so successful. BCW will partner with primary care to provide high intensity patient navigation and will work to expand access to care by eliminating as many barriers as possible.
Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care Inc.
Mary’s Center Breast Health Program
2333 Ontario Road, NW
Washington, DC 20009
The program addresses the need for education and navigation services among women who face barriers to care that include language and cultural competency of caregivers, transportation difficulties, and lack of health literacy that prevents them from seeking care and ultimately leads to higher rates of illness and death. Program serves low-income uninsured and underinsured immigrant women in Washington DC wards 2, 5, 7 and 8, as well as nearby Prince George’s County, Maryland.
Patient Navigation to Reduce Times to Access Breast Care
2 East Glebe Road
Alexandria Virginia 22305
Neighborhood Health will enhance existing breast navigation services by dedicating one navigator to breast cancer patients, the Breast Health Nurse Navigator (BHNN), rather than having these services dispersed among six nurses at multiple locations. The goal is to reduce the length of time from abnormal breast findings to diagnostic and from diagnostic resolution to treatment.
Navigating the Nation’s Capital
2400 Sixth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20059
This program will address language, transportation, and cultural barriers through culturally-competent patient navigation services at the Howard’s Transdisciplinary breast cancer clinic, which will provide patients a single coordinated treatment planning visit with a multidisciplinary team of professionals. The overall goal is to ease bottlenecks and barriers for women (and men) and provide a high quality, culturally competent, patient centered health care experience.