The NBCCEDP Conceptual Framework
Definition and Purpose of the NBCCEDP Conceptual Framework
Management and evaluation are represented by a sphere that symbolizes their all-encompassing nature. The placement of management on top represents how all other parts of the program fall under this leadership. Managing these components requires a "systems approach"—understanding the bigger picture of how and why the program components interrelate to achieve optimal results.
Screening and Diagnostic Services is represented as the core of the program. Providing these services to underserved women is the intent of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP). All other program components are related to and support the delivery of screening and diagnostic services to those most in need.
Data Management is represented as a circle surrounding Screening and Diagnostic Services, indicating its focus on this component. Collection and analysis of surveillance data, especially the results of the screening and diagnostic services, should be used to inform and evaluate each of the other program components.
Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement is represented as an inner circle to show its direct connection to screening and diagnostic services. It works in concert with the data management and evaluation components to monitor, assess, and improve program outcomes. Quality Assurance is on top, representing the Program Management responsibility of assuring quality care. Quality Improvement is at the bottom, showing its proximity to evaluation.
Partnerships are represented as an extension to show that partnerships expand the reach, capacity, and resources of the NBCCEDP. Partnerships influence all components and partners play a key role in advancing the broader goals of the NBCCEDP—enhanced access and quality for all women.
Professional Development is one of two structural links that directly tie partnership to delivery of screening and diagnostic services. Professional Development enhances service delivery.
Recruitment is one of two structural links that directly tie partners to delivery of screening and diagnostic services. Recruitment creates demand from and provides a link to services for women most in need. Recruitment includes educating women about the importance of screening, explaining the services available, and removing their barriers to obtaining these services.
Management and evaluation are represented by a sphere that symbolizes their all-encompassing nature. Evaluation is placed at the bottom to show it is the foundation of successful operation of all components, individually and together.