These projects have been selected by our independent Grant Review Panel as those that will have the greatest impact in serving uninsured or underinsured women in our service area. Please note that Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is not a direct service provider.
California Health Collaborative- Patient Navigation and Support Project- Program will provide culturally appropriate breast health/cancer education, care coordination/navigation, practical support, and financial assistance to both symptomatic individuals and breast cancer patients in Fresno County. The Project will target low-income, uninsured symptomatic individuals throughout Fresno County that do not qualify for any government programs that need diagnostic services to increase early detection of breast cancer and access to care. The Project will also target diagnosed breast cancer patients that need care coordination, emotional support, and financial assistance in order to increase treatment compliance and long-term survival. 244-4554 or 888-921-7465
Clovis Community Medical Center-Lymphedema Clinic: Effective and Timely Treatment of Lymphedema, Axillary Web Syndrome and Related Conditions Regardless of the Ability to Pay for Services or of Cultural Barrier- Program will provide treatment to underserved breast cancer survivors who have been diagnosed with lymphedema. 324-4057
Disability Legal Rights Center – Cancer Legal Resource Center: Navigating Breast Healthcare Options in Fresno County- Provider of free information and resources on cancer-related legal issues to breast cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and others. Those who do not have adequate information about their legal rights and options are less likely to receive optimum health care and are more prone to experience increased stress and less positive survivorship outcomes. Download Legal Resource Guide to Navigating Breast Care in Fresno County HERE 866-843-2572
Fresno Health Consumer Center, a project of Central California Legal Services, Inc.: Breast Cancer Education Project- The culturally diverse staff is trained to assist families with health care access issues in their own language. Individuals served represent an ethnically diverse clientele, with an increasing number of residents for whom English is a second language. Will provide advocacy and educational breast cancer awareness services and offer free mammograms for men and women in Fresno County through the administration of the $200 Challenge funds raised from Komen Central Valley Race for the Cure. 570-1218
Hinds Hospice: Palliative Care/Hospice for Breast Cancer Patients- Financial assistance to help offset the unreimbursed cost of care provided to the uninsured or underinsured terminally ill breast cancer patients who are in need of Hospice Care in Fresno County. 226-5683