Success Story Highlights

Celebrating 30 Years of Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening

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

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These awardees 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 awardees motivated health care providers to refer patients for screening by using a scorecard, creating standing orders for testing, and identifying women at high risk.
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These awardees trained clinic staff and patient navigators to increase the number of women screened for cancer.
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These awardees worked with employers to educate their workers about cancer screening and allow paid time off for the tests.
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These awardees took steps to ensure patients’ screening data were correct and used data to reach women who needed cancer screening services.
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These awardees reached out to disadvantaged groups including racial and ethnic minorities, women with disabilities, and victims of a natural disaster.
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These awardees reached out to underserved populations including uninsured women and women who speak languages other than English.
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These awardees provided cancer screening services on weekends, at health fairs, and on a mammogram van.
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These awardees helped women enroll in programs that covered the cost of their care, provided rides to doctor’s appointments, or offered cancer screening services at a central location.
Page last reviewed: November 10, 2021