National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program partnerships in action

Authors

  • Latasha D. Sanders MPA,

    1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Atlanta, Georgia
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  • Teri L. Larkins PhD,

    Corresponding author
    1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Atlanta, Georgia
    • Corresponding author: Teri L. Larkins, PhD, Program Services Branch, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway MS F-76, Atlanta, GA 30341; Fax: (770) 488-3230; tlarkins@cdc.gov

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  • John N. Boyle MBA,

    1. Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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  • Susan F. George BS,

    1. Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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  • Erin W. Triplett MPH,

    1. Indiana State Department of Health, Health and Human Services Commission, Chronic Disease Division, Breast and Cervical Cancer Program, Indianapolis, Indiana
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  • Melissa D. Leypoldt RN

    1. Nebraska Department of Health, Public Health Division, Office of Women's and Men's Health, Lincoln, Nebraska
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  • We thank Rachel Barron-Simpson, MPH; Temeika Fairley, PhD; Jacqueline Miller, MD; Faye Wong, MPH; the Indiana State Department of Health's Breast and Cervical Cancer Program; the Nebraska Department of Health's Every Woman Matters Program; and the Pennsylvania Department of Health's Healthy Woman Program for their input on this article.

  • The findings and conclusions in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • This article has been contributed to by US Government employees and their work is in the public domain in the USA.

Abstract

Since the inception of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) in 1990, partnerships have played a significant role in providing breast and cervical cancer screening and early detection to uninsured and underinsured women. The state, tribal, and territorial NBCCEDP grantees have shared resources and responsibilities with a variety of partners (eg, community-based organizations, government agencies, tribes, health care systems, companies, professional organizations) to achieve common goals. National partners, such as the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and the Avon Foundation for Women, have provided funding, lobbied for national and state funding, supported outreach and education activities, and provided treatment referral services for the programs. This article provides an overview of grantee partnerships to illustrate the effects, successes, and challenges of these partnerships and how they have affected the populations served by the program. Cancer 2014;120(16 suppl):2612-6. © 2014 American Cancer Society.

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