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, 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)
The following program successes are summarized in our Quick Facts.
From 1994 through Fiscal Year 2012, the program provided:
- 82,386 women with 328,267 breast screenings/services and/or diagnostics and 54,728 women received 149,280 PAP tests and/or diagnostics
During Fiscal Year 2011-2012, 26,494 women received breast screenings and diagnostic services. As of October 2012, of the women screened through this program:
- 264 have been diagnosed with breast cancer
- 49 with cervical cancer or cervical precancer
- 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 one of our regional program sites.
Documents and Reports
- Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program Annual Legislative Report.
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