Funding Priorities

The findings from the 2015 Komen Lowcountry Community Profile revealed that our most vulnerable communities lie along the I-95 Corridor. It was evident that high mortality rates and low screening rates are created by numerous barriers to care within our service area, including insurance status, lack of medical facilities, and health education.

Drawing from the 2015 Community Profile’s Mission Action Plan, the following funding priority areas were identified:

  1. Increase access to the full breast health continuum of care in the I-95 Corridor regions through developing partnerships.
  2. Increase the dissemination of trusted breast health care education and information about Best Chance Network, local breast health providers, and financial aid in the four target communities..
  3. Reduce financial barriers to care for the working poor, underinsured, and medically underserved in the four I-95 Corridor regions, including those who would have been Medicaid eligible had the state expanded it.

Based on the review of the 2015 Community Profile Quantitative Data, the following counties have been identified as highest priority: Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Colleton, Hampton, Marion, and Orangeburg.

For the detailed reports, click below:
Komen Lowcountry 2015 Community Profile (full report)
Komen Lowcountry 2015 Community Profile (Executive Summary)
Komen Lowcountry QDR 2014 (qualitative data)