Central Indiana: Community Needs & Action Plan for 2014-2016
As one of 117 affiliates, Komen Central Indiana conducts a community needs assessment in our 21-county service area once every four years, then creates an action plan based on its findings. This year-long process of research, interviews and focus groups helps identify local breast health funding priorities to ensure our grant funds are spent as effectively as possible (see our list of current grantees).
*The following counties are expected to not meet HP 2020 Guidelines for either the late-stage target or death rate and, therefore, are priority areas: Boone, Rush and Shelby County.
Brief Summary of Top Priorities
Priority 1: Eliminate barriers that prohibit women from entering in the continuum of care and receiving treatment, such as time away from work, transportation and child care.
Priority 2: Target education and outreach strategies toward behavior change to ensure that women among all populations actually receive mammograms and complete the continuum of care.
Priority 3: Increase access to diagnostic and treatment services for the working poor and underinsured/uninsured, particularly for those living at or just above 200 percent of the federal poverty level (defined as $47,100 for a family of four).
Priority 4: Increase access to care for Hispanic women in Clinton County.
Priority 5: Reduce late stage diagnosis and increase access to care for African American women in Marion County, focusing on behavior changes and the completion of the breast continuum of care.
To see more findings, view the 2014 Quantitative Data: Measuring Breast Cancer Impact in Local Communities.