Funding Priorities

Central Indiana: Community Needs & Action Plan for 2016-2017

As one of 117 affiliates, Komen Central Indiana conducts a community needs assessment in our 21-county service area once every four years, then creates an action plan based on its findings. Through research, interviews and focus groups, this Community Profile aids in the development of local breast health funding priorities to ensure our grant funds are spent as effectively as possible (see our list of current grantees).

Komen Central Indiana has identified the following funding priorities, in order of importance. Funding priorities were selected based on data from the 2015 Komen Central Indiana Community Profile Report.

1. Deliver early detection services, including screening and diagnostics that may improve death rates and late-stage incidence rates, especially in the following target communities:

  • Boone County,
  • Rush County,
  • Shelby County,
  • Marion County, and
  • Clinton County.

2. Provide breast health education and breast cancer navigation services, especially to the following target audiences:

  • African-American women,
  • Spanish-speaking women, and
  • women with inadequate health insurance coverage and other potential barriers to receiving healthcare.

3. Address barriers that may affect access to care, especially for the following target audiences:

  • women in rural areas,
  • African-American women,
  • Spanish-speaking women, and
  • women with inadequate health insurance coverage.

To see more findings, view the 2014 Quantitative Data: Measuring Breast Cancer Impact in Local Communities.