Success Story Highlights

Backed by 30 years of experience, National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program award recipients share their strategies for increasing cancer screenings.

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These award recipients improved patient services by increasing the amount of time each patient spends with a health care provider, working with a social services call center, and consolidating patient reminders for several types of cancer screening.

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These award recipients motivated health care providers to refer patients for screening by using a scorecard, creating standing orders for testing, and identifying those at high risk.

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These award recipients trained clinic staff and patient navigators to increase cancer screening.

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These award recipients worked with employers to educate their workers about cancer screening and allow paid time off for the tests.

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These award recipients took steps to ensure patients’ screening data were correct and used data to reach those who needed cancer screening services.

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These award recipients reached out to disadvantaged groups including racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and victims of a natural disaster.

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These award recipients reached out to populations less likely to be screened including those without insurance and those who speak languages other than English.

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These award recipients provided cancer screening services on weekends, at health fairs, and on a mammogram van.

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These award recipients helped with enrollment into programs that covered the cost of care, provided rides to doctor’s appointments, or offered cancer screening services at a central location.