Every two years the Puget Sound Affiliate of Susan G. Komen® develops a community needs assessment, also referred to as a Community Profile Report. The purpose of the Community Profile is to take a timely assessment of the state of breast cancer in the Affiliate’s 16-county service area*. This report examines statistics, services and community perspectives to identify disparities, gaps in service and barriers to care that prevent women who live in our community from accessing care and surviving breast cancer. This report is used to establish the Affiliate’s priorities, goals and objectives in its strategic planning, grant making and educational efforts to ensure that we are meeting our promise to save lives.
*16 County Service Area in Washington State: Clallam, Gray’s Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, San Juan, Snohomish, Skagit, Thurston, Whatcom and Wahkiakum counties