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If you or a loved one needs more information about breast health or breast cancer, call our breast care helpline at 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636). All calls are answered by a trained and caring staff member in English and Spanish, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET. You can also email the breast care helpline at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susan G. Komen Great Plains is the local source for funding breast cancer detection, support and educational awareness across Nebraska and the Dakotas. Since 1994, Komen Great Plains has granted more than $8 million in education, diagnosis, treatment and support programs that serve uninsured or underinsured people in Nebraska and South Dakota. In addition, Komen Great Plains has committed an additional $3 million to global breast cancer research bringing their total investment to more than $11 million. You can read about current grant partners below to find out more about services provided.
Central Health Center
CHC provides education on the importance of breast health awareness and breast cancer screening. CHC works to provide basic reproductive health care by combining medical, educational and referral services.
Chadron Community Hospital
The Circle of Light program provides short-term financial assistance to current breast cancer patients in western Nebraska.
Charles Drew Health Center
The Breast Cancer Screening Initiative provides targeted education and screening support to at-risk women to increase screening rates.
Legal Aid of Nebraska
The Breast Cancer Legal Hotline provides free civil legal services to breast cancer patients on issues that are barriers to care and affect the patients’ ability to focus on treatment and wellness.
OneWorld Community Health Centers
OneWorld received two grants that will provide breast health education and clinical breast exams for low-income women and help women access resources and services available for other screenings, necessary referrals, follow-up services, and treatment.
Three Rivers Public Health Department
Three Rivers’ Cancer Awareness, Resources, Exams and Screening Program (CARES) works to serve Dodge, Saunders & Washington Counties in Eastern Nebraska.
Visiting Nurse Association
The VNA’s Breast Cancer Assistance Program helps ease the financial burden of a breast cancer diagnosis for current patients by alleviating immediate financial needs.
For additional information on available NE resources, visit the Nebraska Breast Cancer Control Plan Partnership website: http://www.bcparnterships.net.
You may be eligible for a health exam and breast cancer screening at no cost through the Every Woman Matters Program if you are age 40 to 74, have limited income, and have limited to no insurance. To learn more, visit http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/EWM/Pages/Home.aspx.
Custer Health (Standing Rock Reservation)
Provides education and mobile mammography for American Indian women living in the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
SD Dept. of Health – All Women Count! (Statewide)
Provides free or low-cost mammograms for uninsured and under-insured women.
Gundersen Medical Foundation (Pine Ridge Reservation)
Provides mobile mammography and important breast health education to women living in the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Regional Cancer Care Institute (Western South Dakota)
Supports rural and medically underserved women with travel assistance and survivorship programs.
Coteau DesPrairies Health Care System (Roberts County)
Provides breast cancer screening and navigation services and establish a patient and provider reminder system to benefit women living in Roberts County including members of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Tribe.
For national resources, please visit www.komen.org.