The National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
The National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) as administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funds the Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (FBCCEDP). The NBCCEDP was created in response to the Breast and Cervical Cancer Mortality Act of 1990; Public Law 101-354. The FBCCEDP has been awarded funding by the CDC since 1994. The grant is administered through the central office and 16 lead County Health Department (CHD) regional coordinators manage service provision in the counties across the state to assure statewide access. The lead counties are: Brevard, Broward, Duval, Escambia, Gadsden, Hillsborough, Jackson, Leon, Manatee, Miami-Dade, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Putnam (386) 326-3281, Seminole, and Volusia.
Grant management services provided by central office include:
- Fiscal oversight
- Technical assistance by central office to the 16 lead County Health Department regional coordinators
- Opportunities for enhancing knowledge of healthcare providers and the general public about breast and cervical cancer issues
- Data collection and utilization to evaluate the program's effectiveness in meeting both qualitative and quantative indicators
- Annual linkages with the Florida Cancer Data System, Florida's statewide cancer registry.
- Quality improvement and assurance
- Evaluation activities related to BCCEDP
- Website updates
Services provided by regional coordinators include:
- Breast and cervical cancer screening exams (clinical breast exams, mammograms, and pap tests) to approximately 7% of the at need population as funding allows
- Diagnostic funds are reserved for women screened through the program
- Care coordination to all clients with abnormal exams
- Women screened through the program and diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer are referred to the Florida Medicaid Program for eligibility determination
- Paid breast and cervical cancer treatment through Medicaid for eligible women screened through the program as funding allows (effective July 1, 2001)
From 1994 through Fiscal Year 2010, the program provided:
- 69,717 women with 293,908 breast screenings/services and/or diagnostics and 47,068 women received 141,451 PAP tetst and/or diagnostics
During fiscal year 2009-2010, approximately 11,000 women received mammogram screenings. As of May 2011, of the women screened through this program:
- 1,722 have been diagnosed wtih breast cancer
- 51 with invasive cervical cancer
- 511 with pre-cancerous lesions
- Detecting any cancer at an early stage is the key to improved survival and decreased mortality rates.
- Research indicates that regular mammography and clinical breast exams can reduce breast cancer mortality by 30% among women 50 years and older.
- Mortality due to cervical cancer is preventable if caught early.
- Risk of both breast and cervical cancer increases with age.
- Almost one in five Floridians, or 20.0% of Florida residents, lack health insurance (U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2008 Annual Social and Economic Supplement).
To learn more about the Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, call (386) 326-3281.
Important FormsIntroductory Letter
Applicant Agreement Form (English)
Applicant Agreement Form (Creole)
Applicant Agreement Form (Spanish)