Komen Baton Rouge has conducted a needs assessment of the ten-parish service area. Drawing upon this assessment and other local and national studies, the Affiliate has identified the following priorities.
- Programs that increase the number of breast cancer screenings throughout the Affiliate service area.
Priority will be given to programs that increase access to preventative breast health care in a minimum of one of the following parishes: St. Helena, West Baton Rouge, Pointe Coupee, Iberville, and East Feliciana. Screening/Diagnostic programs must include low or no-cost mammograms, and low or no-cost diagnostics related to mammograms or additional diagnostics due to the result of an abnormal mammogram.
- Programs that effectively promote breast health education and increase awareness of available breast health services/ resources in one or more of the five target parishes (St. Helena, West Baton Rouge, Pointe Coupee, Iberville, and East Feliciana) with specific priority given to education in the African American community.
- Programs that increase the development of patient navigator programs in each of the five target parishes (St. Helena, West Baton Rouge, Pointe Coupee, Iberville, and East Feliciana) to encourage the successful movement of patients through the continuum of care.