Statement of Need

Statement of Need

Problem Statement

Aside from York County, none of the communities in the Affiliate service area are expected to reach the Healthy People 2020 goals for either late-stage incidence or the death rates for breast cancer. (Table 1)

Priorities

Provide funding for services that will contribute to a reduction of the late-stage incidence and mortality rates for breast cancer for the Affiliate service area as a whole.

Objectives

  1. Continue to provide funding for services through Komen Community Grants to any population in the service area that is not meeting the Healthy People 2020 goals for late-stage incidence and mortality rates for breast cancer, while focusing on those considered highest priority.
  2. By 2016, increase educational outreach to the service area as a whole by 5 percent through the Worship in Pink program.
  3. By 2017, develop and implement a social media educational campaign for the Tidewater service area to provide the general public with information regarding the importance of early detection.

Problem Statement

Women in the target community of Portsmouth have a late-stage incidence rate and death rate that are higher than the Affiliate service area as a whole, higher than Virginia as a whole, and higher than the US as a whole. (Table 1) The health system analysis found that breast health services were limited in Portsmouth. (Page X) Breast health care providers indicated that transportation issues, socioeconomic characteristics and attitudes toward breast health were adversely affecting their entering and staying in the continuum of care.

Priorities

Reduce the late-stage diagnoses and mortality rates for breast cancer in Portsmouth by improving access to breast health services for the under and uninsured.

Objectives

  1. Starting in 2016, the Affiliate will increase its educational outreach through the Worship in Pink program and other public forums in Portsmouth by at least 5 percent each year.
  2. By 2017, develop collaborative relationships with at least two community-based health care providers serving Portsmouth to encourage them to apply for Komen Community Grant funding to increase services offered in Portsmouth.
  3. By 2017, Komen Tidewater Request for Application will require the inclusion of transportation services for all applications directed toward Portsmouth.

Problem Statement

The late-stage incidence rate and death rate for women in the target community of Newport News are higher than the Affiliate service area as a whole, Virginia as a whole, and the US as a whole. (Table 1) The health systems analysis found that there are services and access to services throughout the city. (Page X) The qualitative data indicated that there is a lack of understanding of the importance of early detection and a fear of breast cancer that is preventing Newport News women from entering and staying in the continuum of care.

Priorities

Reduce the late-stage incidence and mortality rates for breast cancer in Newport News by educating women about the importance of breast health services available in Newport News.

Objectives

  1. Beginning in 2016, Komen Tidewater Request for Application will require the inclusion of an educational component in all applications directed toward Newport News.
  2. Starting in 2016, the Affiliate will increase its educational outreach through the Worship in Pink program and other public forums in Newport News by at least 5 percent each year.

Problem Statement

The late-stage incidence rate and death rate for women in the target community of Chesapeake are higher than the Affiliate service area as a whole, Virginia as a whole and the US as a whole.(Table 1) The health system analysis found that the breast health/breast cancer services in Chesapeake are located in the vicinity of the hospital (Page X). The qualitative data indicated that there are transportation and insurance issues that prevent women from accessing the continuum of care.

Priorities

Reduce the late-stage incidence and mortality rates for breast cancer in Chesapeake by improving access to breast health services for the under and uninsured and increasing educational outreach.

Objectives

  1. Starting in 2016, the Affiliate will increase its educational outreach through the Worship in Pink program and other public forums by 5 percent each year.
  2. By 2017 Komen Tidewater Request for Application will require inclusion will require inclusion of transportation services for all applications directed toward Chesapeake.

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