Community Profile: Breast Health Needs Assessment
The community profile is a local needs assessment conducted every five years by Komen Virginia Blue Ridge. The goal of the 2015 Community Profile Report is to identify the cities and counties in the Affiliate service area with the highest breast cancer incidence, late-stage, and death rates. It helps the Affiliate take a closer look at the community and how we can better serve the people who need us the most.
Background information for the 2015 Community Profile Report was gathered for the Affiliate via focus groups, key informant interviews, breast cancer data, and demographic data. All of the background information was analyzed, gaps were identified, and priorities were established for the next five years.
The Affiliate used these findings to develop a Mission Action Plan that includes strategies for improving the breast health of residents living in communities where breast cancer late-stage and death rates are the highest. The Affiliate uses these findings to develop new programs, focus media attention on key issues, align education programs, and guide grant making toward a common mission.
Komen Virginia Blue Ridge is offering community grant funding opportunities for Region A and Region B for 2017-18.
NOTE TO APPLICANTS: Please review information below to ensure you are using the correct documents when crafting applications.
REGION A: The 21 counties of Alleghany, Amherst, Bath, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt, Campbell, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Grayson, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Pulaski, Roanoke, Rockbridge, and Wythe as well as the 10 cities of Buena Vista, Covington, Danville, Galax, Lexington, Lynchburg, Martinsville, Radford, Roanoke, and Salem
REGION B: The 9 counties of Buchanan, Dickenson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, and Wise as well as the 2 cities of Bristol and Norton