Featured Success Stories

Featured National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program award recipients share innovative ways they have found to increase cancer screenings.

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Several organizations worked together to connect Hispanic women with low incomes with health care, housing, food, transportation, and other financial assistance during the pandemic.

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The Ohio Breast and Cervical Cancer Project identified women who had not been screened for cervical cancer and helped them get the screening tests they needed.

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In September 2020, the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan and its partner hosted a mobile mammography van, while taking steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. More than 100 women got mammograms during the five-day event.

The RIGGS Community Health Center in Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

The RIGGS Community Health Center in Indiana has a new focus on getting women patients screened for cancer as recommended. Its staff worked with the Indiana Breast and Cervical Cancer Program to use strategies that worked well in other clinics.

Kim Sterley, practice manager at Oaklawn Medical Group Olivet

The Oaklawn Medical Group Olivet clinic put standard procedures into place to increase the number of women who were up-to-date with cancer screening tests. They also made sure that patients with abnormal results on a screening test got follow-up care right away.

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South Carolina was one of the first states to receive funding through the NBCCEDP. Over the past 29 years, the state’s screening program, Best Chance Network, has worked with a variety of partners to reach diverse groups of women who are underserved.

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The Kentucky Women’s Cancer Screening Program formed a year-long partnership with a fast-food restaurant to educate its workers about healthy lifestyles and help women employees get free or low-cost breast and cervical cancer screening tests.

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The Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program increased the number of women without health insurance who received mammograms from 500 to more than 1,200 in one year.

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In Nevada, about 1,500 more women received free or low-cost breast and cervical cancer screening in 2018 than in 2017.