The goal of the Community Profile (also called the community needs assessment) is to gather information about the community for the purpose of identifying gaps or needs in services that must be addressed to improve breast health among members of the community and identifying the populations most in need of breast health services. It is used initially to identify the gaps between services that are currently provided and services that are needed. However, when reviewed annually, it can also be used to evaluate the impact the local grant programs are having on the status of breast health within our community.
The Community Profile is a snapshot of the community at a specific point in time. It is specifically looking at breast health and breast cancer. The profile includes:
Demographics, such as population by age, race, ethnicity, education and income levels
Breast cancer statistics, such as screening, incidence and mortality rates
An assessment of current services for breast cancer screening and treatment in the community
A survey of the community's beliefs and attitudes about breast cancer through interviews with key informants
Download our 2011 Community Profile Report.