Statement of Need

The findings from the 2015 Komen East TN Community Profile revealed that Morgan, Union, Greene and Roane Counties have the highest needs within our service area.

Click to view the Komen East TN 2015 Community Profile Report Final

Drawing from the profile, Komen East TN has identified the following funding priority areas:

  1. Increase access and reduce barriers to age-appropriate and risk-appropriate breast health care, including screening and diagnostic services in Komen East TN’s 24-county service area, with an emphasis on the uninsured and medically underserved in Claiborne, Morgan, Roane, Greene, and Union Counties.

 

  1. Provide patient support programs or services that meet basic needs and facilitate quality of life during breast cancer treatment (ex: financial assistance for ancillary needs such as rent/mortgage, groceries, utilities, transportation/gas cards, medical co-pay, prosthesis, lymphedema supplies, etc.) with an emphasis on patient assistance in Claiborne, Morgan, Roane, Greene, and Union Counties.