Columbus Regional Health’s Breast Health Center has been a Komen Central Indiana Grant Recipient for 10 years and will be receiving funds in 2014 to support its Mammography Assistance Program (MAP). The MAP Program provides low-cost mammograms for uninsured, underinsured, and medically underserved women in Bartholomew, Brown, Jackson, Jennings, Decatur, Shelby, and Johnson counties; and Spanish speaking women in these counties who need bilingual services.
“We are fortunate to have the continued support by Komen Central Indiana and our Columbus Regional Health Foundation to help us offer this important health service to women across our region,” said Deana Tuell, Breast Health Center Manager and Nurse Navigator.
Since 1997, Susan G. Komen Central Indiana® has awarded more than $15 million in community grants to local organizations that deliver breast health services in its 21-county service area.
“We are so proud of the life-saving services Komen Central Indiana grantees are able to provide in our community. A great need to support the under and uninsured individuals in Central Indiana still exists. With community support, we will continue to make an impact in filling these gaps.” said Executive Director of Komen Central Indiana, Natalie Sutton.
In the past year, Komen grant funding reached over 35,000 Hoosiers with life-saving breast health services including mammograms, diagnostics, patient navigation and survivor support.