Funding Priorities

A minimum of 25 percent of the net income from each Affiliate supports the national Komen Research Grant Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, clinical trials, meritorious awards and educational and scientific conferences around the world.

Up to 75 percent of the net income stays in the local community to fund breast cancer screening, treatment and support programs in Utah.

Brief Summary of Priorities for the Utah Affiliate

  • Screening and Diagnosis
    • Promote and enhance access to breast cancer screening and diagnostic services by reducing barriers for low-income, uninsured, underinsured, and otherwise underserved populations.  Priority areas (in no particular order): Utah, Davis, Sanpete, Sevier, Wasatch, and Iron Counties.
  • Treatment and Treatment Support
    • Support strategies that are designed to reduce the economic, physical, and emotional burdens of a breast cancer diagnosis by providing access to treatment and treatment support services statewide for those who are low-income, uninsured, underinsured and otherwise underserved.
  • Wellness Support
    • Improve quality of life measures for those diagnosed with breast cancer and their families.  Priority areas (in no particular order): those living with metastatic disease throughout the state, programs supporting Utah, Davis, Sanpete, Sevier, Wasatch and Iron Counties
  • Community Health Worker
    • Educate women of all backgrounds about breast cancer risk factors, prevention, and the benefits of early detection. Navigate women into the continuum of care by identifying and reducing barriers to care. Priority areas (in no particular order): Utah, Davis, Sanpete, Sevier, Wasatch, and Iron Counties

Komen Utah 2015 Community Profile Report
The Community Profile is a needs assessment document that provides an overview of Komen Utah’s grant-making priorities and the breast health needs in our service area.

Komen Utah 2015 Executive Summary
The Executive Summary of the 2015 Community Profile provides an overview of the project.