Monday, July 27, 2009

Grants for Community Health Providing Low Income Communities with Early Breast Cancer Detection Programs

From The Foundation Center...

Deadline: August 28, 2009

Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund Invites Applications for Early Detection Programs

The Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund has released its 2010 Request for Applications.

Funding is awarded to organizations providing access to clinical breast exams, mammograms, and education for low-income, minority, under-served, under-insured, and uninsured women in the United States. All programs must utilize the three-part approach to breast cancer early detection that includes regular screening mammography, clinical breast examination, and breast self-examination. The primary objective of the fund is to ensure that medically under-served women receive annual breast screening and proper follow-up care.

This financial support will be provided to community and health care provider-based programs that link medically under-served women over 40 to breast cancer education and clinical screening services (mammography and clinical breast exams).

The fund seeks to support programs that recruit women for both first time screening and annual screening, develop partnerships between community-based outreach providers and local medical providers, work with health care providers to ensure proper clinical follow-up of abnormal screening results, and educate older women about Medicare coverage of annual screening mammograms and assist them in obtaining the service from providers who accept Medicare.

The complete RFA is available at the Avon Foundation Web site.

Link to Complete RFP

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