Komen Colorado develops a Mission Action Plan (MAP) once the needs assessment is complete. The MAP outlines priorities and objectives for four years to guide where Komen Colorado invests funds.
The priorities and objectives directly align with helping the identified target communities as outlined in the Challenges in Colorado and Barriers to Care sections.
These priorities and objectives allow Komen Colorado to prioritize resource allocation to ensure the biggest impact possible. Komen Colorado staff developed the MAP with the input and insight of volunteers and community members. Staff does not make decisions about resource allocation without a thoughtful review of community need and community feedback.
To have impact where resources are most needed, Komen Colorado identified the following priorities associated with the four target communities outlined in the 2015 Community Profile, including objectives to address those priorities.
Priority 1: Reduce barriers that may contribute to late-stage diagnosis and/or lower screening rates between Black, API and AIAN women and other ethnic groups.
Priority 2: Increase income threshold for individuals to benefit from Affiliate-supported efforts to reduce cost, accessibility, and misinformation as barriers to breast cancer care for uninsured, underinsured, linguistically isolated, foreign-born or other medically underserved individuals in Front Range counties.
Priority 3: Reduce barriers that may contribute to increased breast cancer deaths in Rural Northeast Colorado.
Priority 4: Increase affordable access to the full continuum of care by reducing cost and transportation barriers and increasing outreach/education for uninsured and under-insured populations.
Priority 5: Reduce barriers that may contribute to increased late-stage diagnosis rates among Hispanic/Latina women within Affiliate service area.
Priority 6: Affiliate will engage in education, collaboration, and advocacy activities to ensure breast cancer perspective is considered by health-oriented or community foundations, policymakers, and other community stakeholders seeking to increase health care coverage, affordability, accessibility, and medically recommended utilization.