Every two to five years, each Komen affiliate conducts a community needs assessment, known as the Community Profile Report, to identify populations most in need of breast services and to identify gaps in services that must be addressed to improve breast health in our community.
The Community Profile Report is used initially to identify the gaps between services that are currently provided and services that are needed.
Brief Summary of Priorities
Susan G. Komen® Arizona utilizes these priorities to provide the framework for our operations and drive our organization. Our Community Grants program uses the priorities in the Community Profile to identify organizations that will receive funding each year.
The priorities identified in the 2015 Community Profile for Arizona include:
Priority: By FY 2019, reduce barriers and increase education in order to reduce late-stage incidence of and death due to breast cancer in Black/African-American females.
Priority: By FY 2019, reduce barriers and increase education in order to reduce latestage incidence for female breast cancer in Maricopa County.
Priority: By 2019, reduce barriers and increase education in order to reduce late-stage incidence of and death due to female breast cancer in Mohave, Santa Cruz and Yavapai counties.
Community Profile for Download
The Community Profile is a snapshot of the community at a specific point in time. It is specifically looking at breast health and breast cancer. The profile includes:
- demographics, such as population by age, race, ethnicity, education and income levels,
- breast cancer statistics, such as screening, incidence and mortality rates,
- an assessment of current services for breast cancer screening and treatment in the community,
- a survey of the community’s beliefs and attitudes about breast cancer through interviews with key informants.