Funding Priorities

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. As a result of the December 2015 merger we have two Community Profile’s, one focusing on Central and Northern Arizona and the other focusing on Southern Arizona. 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 Central and Northern Arizona include:

Priority One:  By 2019, reduce barriers and increase education in order to reduce late-stage incidence of and death due to female breast cancer in Mohave and Yavapai counties.

Priority Two: 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 Three: By FY 2019, reduce barriers and increase education in order to reduce late-stage incidence for female breast cancer in Maricopa County.

The priorities identified in the 2015 Community Profile for Southern Arizona include:

Priority One:  By 2019, increase access to breast health services in Graham and Greenlee Counties by encouraging the use of patient navigation programs, empowering the community to apply for more grant funding and educating the general population as well as health care providers about breast cancer.

Priority Two: By 2019, increase access to breast health services in Santa Cruz County by encouraging the use of patient navigation programs and educating the general population as well as health care providers about breast health.

Priority Three: By 2015 and 2019, conduct further research in the Affiliate Service Area to gain a better understanding of breast health needs.

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.

Download 2015 Community Profile – Central and Northern Arizona