Georgia's Breast Cancer License Tag
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Congratulations to the 2019 winners of the Breast Cancer License Tag grants:
5-Year Impact of Georgia's Breast Cancer License Tag Program
PURPOSE: Generate funds to provide education, screening and treatment to underserved Georgians.
NEED: Breast cancer accounts for 3 out of 10 new cancers in Georgia women, making it most prevalent of all cancers. Rural women and minority women have less access to care and are a priority of the program.
BACKGROUND: Kaiser Permanente and the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (Georgia CORE) worked with the Georgia General Assembly to create the Breast Cancer License Tag program in 2002. Georgia CORE and the State Office of Rural Health have jointly administered the program since 2013.
PROCEEDS: The program receives 28% of “first tag” revenues and 40% of annual renewal revenues.
PARTICIPATION: The number of Georgians purchasing the Breast Cancer License Tag is declining. Cost increases and lack of awareness are two driving factors. Georgia CORE has developed a strategy to boost awareness of the tag to increase funds for the program.
NUMBER OF TAGS SOLD EACH YEAR
ALLOCATION: Through a peer review process, Georgia CORE has awarded $3.5 million in grants to 24 organizations over the past five years. The recipients – located across the state – provide screening, education and treatment to underserved women in Georgia. Georgia CORE has also contracted with two other funding recipients to provide services statewide.
At a Glance: Fiscal Year 2018
Grants Awarded: $275,000
50 percent of each grant is awarded after the recipient organization returns the executed contract and required supporting documents. The remaining half is awarded after each organization submits a 6-month progress report.
POPULATION: Nearly 9 out of every 10 Georgians benefiting from services through the program are non-white.
REACH: Georgians in 3 out of every 4 counties have benefited in some way through screening, education and treatment services.
SERVICES: Thousands of Georgians have received screenings and mammograms in the past five years. Hundreds have benefited from treatment — all thanks to proceeds from the tag.
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