Current Grant Recipients
These projects have been selected by our independent Grant Review Panel, comprised of community members and business leaders, as those that will have the greatest impact in serving uninsured or underinsured women in our service area. Please note that Susan G. Komen® is not a direct service provider.
Marshfield Clinic Breast Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment Resources for Disadvantaged Rural Women
This is a new grant funded for the first time. This grant will provide financial assistance for individuals, in the target population, for expenses during their breast cancer treatment.
Counties served: Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Portage, Taylor, Wood and a portion of West Shawano County
Aspirus Women’s Health Breast Screening and Diagnostic Program
In its eighth year, the Aspirus Women’s Health program continues to improve their free screening and treatment program. The Aspirus Women’s Foundation utilized their 2014-2015 grant to provide 484 individual women with breast cancer services. Within those, 90 biopsies were completed with 20 women being diagnosed with breast cancer. They provided these services to women and men in all counties of the Komen Central Wisconsin Affiliates seven county service area and increased their outreach to the Hispanic and Hmong communities. Serving men was also new this year and they did provide services for 3 men. In addition, they were able to provide MRI’s and genetic counseling in which 17 MRI’s were covered by the grant funding and 80 participants received genetic counseling with 30 of them moving on the genetic testing.
The Aspirus Women’s Health program was able to outreach to more individuals due to a program redesign – moving away from specific “event” days to an open scheduling model, allowing women to schedule at any Aspirus office (within the seven county Central Wisconsin Affiliate service area) at a time that was convenient for them. They will continue to offer the same services with this year’s funding.
2015/2016 program overview:
To qualify, women and men can call the Aspirus Information Center at 715.847.2380 or 800.847.4707. Participants may qualify if their out-of-pocket expenses would cause them to forego receiving these services. Those who have health insurance can qualify for the program.
Those that qualify can receive: *New this year
- Breast exam
- Screening mammogram
- Diagnostic mammogram
- Genetic counseling*
- Genetic testing*
- Patient navigation
- Transportation assistance to appointments
- Men needing diagnostic breast services can qualify*
- The patient incurs no cost for the services. All costs for the services are paid from grant funds. These services are available to qualified women until March 31, 2016 (or until the grant funds are exhausted if prior to that date).
- The free services offered through this program are available at all Aspirus hospitals and clinics (and Surgical Associates) in the 7 county areas served by the Central Wisconsin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen
Not covered by the grant are: Breast surgery or breast cancer treatment
More information is available at www.aspirus.org/freemammogram