Local Resources and Current Grantees

Susan G. Komen® Wisconsin is the local source for funding breast cancer detection, support and educational awareness in 22 Counties. Komen has invested more than $17.9 million in education, diagnosis, treatment and support programs that serve uninsured or underinsured Wisconsin residents.

Central Wisconsin

Marshfield Clinic Breast Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment Resources for Disadvantaged Rural Women
marshfieldclinic.org, 715-387-9123
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
www.aspirus.org, 715-847-2121
Aspirus Women’s Health program continues to improve their free screening and treatment program in Komen Central Wisconsin Affiliate’s seven county service area and increase their outreach to the Hispanic and Hmong communities. In addition, they were able to provide MRI’s and genetic counseling as well.

South Central Wisconsin

Catholic MultiCultural Center
https://cmcmadison.org/, 608-661-3512
The Catholic Multicultural Center is dedicated to helping our brothers and sisters in need by serving the whole person. We accomplish this mission by meeting immediate needs, providing educational services, and offering spiritual and cultural activities to recognize and respect the dignity of each person.

Breast Cancer Education and Support to the Dane County Latino Population
The mission of the LHC is to promote and support the health and well-being of the Latino community through education, advocacy, consulting and networking. The main goals of LHC are to provide leadership and guidance to community based organizations planning to reach the Latino community., assist in providing and promoting education, screening and early detection programs to the Latino community, promote access to quality and affordable health care that is culturally and language appropriate, and strengthen partnerships among community organizations to address health needs in the Latino community.

UW Hospital and Clinics
http://www.uwhealth.org/, (608) 263-6400
UW Health is the integrated health system of the University of Wisconsin-Madison serving more than 600,000 patients each year in the Upper Midwest and beyond with 1,400 physicians and 16,500 staff at six hospitals and 80 outpatient sites. UW Health is governed by the UW Hospitals and Clinics Authority and partners with UW School of Medicine and Public Health to fulfill their patient care, research, education and community service missions.

UWHC Breast Cancer: Navigation and Patient Support Services
uwhealth.org/breastcancersupportservices, (608) 287-2933
At our 1 S. Park Breast Care Services Center you will also have access to medical experts in medical imaging, general surgery and oncology from UW Health and UW Medical School faculty. Our program is designed to help women with breast health concerns, to promote continued improvement of patient care and to assist women through education and support.

Public Health Madison & Dane County
http://www.publichealthmdc.com/ (608) 266-4821
Working with the community to enhance, protect, and promote the health of the environment and the well-being of all people.

Wisconsin Well Woman Program & Komen Treatment Access Fund of South Central Wisconsin
http://www.publichealthmdc.com/WWWP/, (608) 242-6385
The Komen Breast Health Assistance Fund provides financial assistance for early breast cancer detection through screening and diagnostic breast health services including but not limited to screening and diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds, and biopsies.  The fund also provides support to remove barriers to treatment for individuals with breast cancer by providing financial assistance with items such as co-payments, deductibles, co-insurance, medications, transportation, insurance premiums, childcare, lymphedema supplies, wigs, bras, and prosthetics.  The goal of ‘the fund’ is to assist uninsured and underinsured individuals of any age who are at or below 400% of the federal poverty level.

Southeast Wisconsin

Columbia St. Mary’s Foundation – Mammography Mobile Outreach Project
Claudia Guevara,  414.291.1014. claudia.guevara@columbia-stmarys.org
Jane Kelley  (Ozaukee County),   jane.kelley@columbia-stmarys.org
The  MMOP assists women 40 and older from the city of Milwaukee and Ozaukee County who have difficulty  gaining access to traditional screening programs and need screening mammograms.  The program will provide free screening mammograms, diagnostic services as needed, and assistance with establishing financial eligibility for treatment

Medical College of Wisconsin – Screening Mammography for Milwaukee Asian Women
Dr. Sailaja Kamaraju, 414.805.4600, skamaraju@mcw.edu
The program will provide breast health education, clinical breast examination and mammography screening for un/under-insured Asian women including those of Muslim, Sikh, Arabic and Indian backgrounds. The goal is to increase mammogram screening and decrease barriers to breast health for these women who often have limited English language skills, and financial and cultural barriers to health care.

ProHealth Care Foundation – Breast Health Care Education and Screening
Lori Cronin, 262.928.4167, lori.cronin@phci.org
This program provides breast health education and mammography screening for women in need. It targets Caucasian and Hispanic women ages 40 to 44 that are un/underinsured and in need of breast health services. Bilingual health promoters provide breast health education and outreach in the community, and bilingual nurses facilitate access to clinical screenings, provide individual education, and provide case management for women with positive results to obtain needed services.

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee – Partners in Pursuit of the Promise
Dr. Sandra Millon-Underwood, 414.229.6076, underwoo@uwm.edu
Partners in Pursuit of the Promise targets low-income and under-insured African American women in Milwaukee’s inner city and NW side.  The program will provide Individualized breast awareness education, as well as navigation and case management leading to breast cancer screening and breast health services for women who have never been screened or are overdue for mammograms.

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – All Saints – Racine County Mammogram Coalition
Sarah Clemons, 262.636.9292, sarah.clemons@cityofracine.org
Six separate community organizations collaborate to deliver breast health education, increase breast cancer screening rates, and navigate Racine women to age appropriate breast cancer screening. The RCMC provides support and follow up from registration through screening, reception of results and follow-up care including, but not limited to mammography, ultrasound, clinical breast exams, and biopsy. RCMC also targets uninsured and underinsured individuals of any age who present with breast cancer symptoms or who have abnormal screening and do not qualify for subsidized programs.

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – St. Francis – Su Salud/Your Health
Fabiola DeChico, 414.647.7449, Fabiola.DeChico@wfhc.org
This innovative breast health care initiative lowers barriers for women traditionally underserved by the health care system – those who are poor, uninsured, have limited English language skills, or lack familiarity with the health care delivery system – with a focus on Hispanic women. The program provides culturally sensitive and accessible bilingual breast health presentations, comprehensive patient services, and breast cancer screenings to promote better understanding between providers and women in the community.

Wheaton Franciscan – St. Joseph – African American Breast Health Initiative
Janine Tucker, 414.874.1166, janine.tucker@wfhc.org
This program provides culturally competent education, breast cancer screenings, comprehensive patient navigation services and follow-up medical care to underserved African American women. The ultimate goal of the Initiative is to remove barriers and empower.  Hosting educational programs at community sites such as group homes, transitional living facilities, correction centers, churches, and senior housing facilities the program reaches high risk, low-income African American women and navigates women to breast cancer screenings and breast health care.

Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation – Kohl’s SE Wisconsin Breast Health Assistance Fund
Janet Johnson, 877.910.7465 (PINK),  jjohnson@wwhf.org
The “Fund” provides financial assistance for early detection through screening and diagnostic breast health services (CBEs, mammography, diagnostic mammography, ultrasound, ductogram, galactogram, biopsy, etc.)  and for treatment support to remove barriers to treatment for individuals with breast cancer (co-payments/deductibles/co-insurance, medications, transportation, insurance premiums, childcare,  lymphedema supplies, wigs, bras, prosthesis) to uninsured and underinsured individuals of any age who are at or below 400% of the Federal Poverty Level.

To learn more about how these programs and services are selected for funding by Komen  Wisconsin click here.