Bright Spot: North Carolina Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (NC BCCCP)

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This bright spot was originally published in the 100 Million Healthier Lives Change Library and is brought to you through partnership with 100 Million Healthier Lives and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.


Detailed Description

The NC BCCCP provides free or low-cost breast and cervical cancer screenings and follow-up to eligible women in North Carolina. Services are offered at most local health departments and some community health centers, hospitals, and private physician offices.

Expected Outcomes

Services offered include clinical breast exams, screening mammograms, pap tests, diagnostic procedures (diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds, colposcopies, breast and cervical biopsies) and medical consultations. Breast and Cervical Cancer Medicaid (BCCM) provides funding for treatment to NC BCCCP enrolled clients who are diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer who meet additional requirements. BCCM eligible women must be enrolled in NC BCCCP prior to a cancer diagnosis.

Cost Details

As of May 2014, NC BCCCP is offered at no cost. For the latest cost details, please contact the NC BCCCP directly.

Key Steps for Implementation

NC BCCCP provides services to women who:

  • Are uninsured or underinsured
  • Are without Medicare Part B or Medicaid
  • Are between 40-64 for breast screening services and 21-64 for cervical screening services
  • Have a household income at or below 250% of the federal poverty level

Eligible women can obtain the local BCCCP providers' contact information by clicking here: NC BCCCP Eligibility and Enrollment.

Return on Investment Details

Local health departments, community health centers, hospitals, private physicians' offices

Outcome Measures

  • Number of women who obtain breast and/or cervical screenings
  • Number of women who obtain follow up services

Process Measures

  • Number of health departments and agencies that offer NC BCCCP services
  • Number of eligible women who enroll in NC BCCCP
  • Number of referrals to health care providers

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