Grant Recipients for 2016-2017

Since 1997, Komen Tulsa has invested over $8.2 million with more than $6 million in local breast health and breast cancer awareness projects and more than $2.2 million in national research grants.  Current programs include:

Morton Comprehensive Health Services – Circle of Care

Morton Comprehensive Health Services (MCHS) Circle of Care program provides a comprehensive “ Breast Health for Minority Women” and continues to expand existing services to targeted, high-risk uninsured  African American and Hispanic community with breast screenings, mammograms, community outreach and education and  referrals for diagnostic screenings and survivor support groups in north, east and west Tulsa. Morton also provides transportation to and from clinical visits at no cost to the patient.

Oklahoma Project Woman – Free Breast Health Care for the Uninsured and Low Income

Oklahoma Project Woman (OPW) provides free mammograms, biopsies and surgeries for Oklahomans with no health insurance and limited financial resources. OPW serves women and men of all ages, with a primary focus on women 40 years of age and older, who possess income levels that are no more than 185% of the poverty level. These women do not have private health insurance,  Medicare or Medicaid. Oklahoma Project Woman is able to provide access to free breast health care because of its contracts with numerous health care facilities throughout the state that provide care for OPW clients. OPW now has agreements with 97 clinics and 43 hospitals as well as the corresponding radiology, surgical, anesthesia, and pathology group for each hospital.

Stigler Health & Wellness Center, Inc. – Improve Overall Breast Health

Stigler Health and Wellness (SHWC) is committed to increasing the chance of earlier detection of breast cancer in low-income, uninsured/underinsured & medically underserved individuals. Key activities include protected clinic time for breast exams/screening to increase the number of women receiving education on breast health, having a no cost clinical exam, and referred for mammography; discounted rates for mammograms/breast ultrasounds, access to transportation services, and financial assistance to those undergoing treatment. SHWC also conducts postcard campaigns, one-on-one/group education and events to raise awareness of breast health and patient navigation through the use of a Patient Care Coordinator.

Indian Health Care Resource Center – Reducing Health Disparities in Breast Cancer Screening and Treatment for American Indian Women

The goal of Indian Health Care Resource Center’s breast health program is to reduce health disparities in breast cancer screening for uninsured American Indian women age 40+ living in the Tulsa area. Through an integrated continuum of care, IHCRC will provide an increase in screening mammography, diagnostic mammography and diagnostic ultrasounds. Ultimately, the program hopes to reduce delayed diagnosis of breast cancer in order to positively impact the morbidity of American Indian women resulting from breast cancer.