Wyoming Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program


National Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program Celebrates 20th Anniversary and Wyoming Breast & Cervical Cancer Program Celebrates 15th Anniversary


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) is celebrating 20 years of success in establishing and continually molding its program offerings to meet the needs of women in the United States. Established through the Breast and Cervical Cancer Mortality Prevention Act of 1990 to cover education and screening services, NBCCEDP has expanded its services over the past 20 years to include case management and access to treatment, both of which are critical services for women diagnosed through the program. The NBCCEDP has provided 9.2 million breast and/or cervical screening exams and supplemental services to 3.7 million women over the past 20 years and has detected thousands of cancers. Today, CDC supports breast and cervical cancer screening programs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, 12 American Indian and Alaskan Native tribes or tribal organizations, and five U.S. territories.


As a NBCCEDP-funded program since 1996, the Wyoming Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (WBCCEDP), also known as Women’s Health Source, is celebrating 15 years of serving as a significant player in the early detection of breast and cervical cancer in our state. We are proud to have contributed to NBCCEDP’s successes over the past 20 years. Since this program’s inception, we have served tens of thousands of women, providing critical education, outreach and screening services to the women in our state who are most at risk.  To date, almost 6,000 women have been screened for breast or cervical cancer through our program and of those women almost 700 have been diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer or high-grade cervical pre-cancer.


The WBCCEDP is proud of its collaboration with organizations such as the Wyoming Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, American Cancer Society, Komen for the Cure Foundation, National Breast Cancer Foundation, Caring for Women, and Celebrate Pink, as well as many other state and local agencies and community-based organizations working together to enhance our ability to promote early detection of breast and cervical cancer among Wyoming women.


Over the years, the Wyoming program has received recognition from the NBCCEDP for consistently achieving the highest levels of quality program data. Additionally, the program received special recognition from CDC in 2009 for Outstanding Program Success. In September 2010 the program was recognized by the Montana/Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council for our Native American Women’s Health Project on the Wind River Reservation. And most recently the program was recognized by CDC for its partnership with Women’s Wellness at Wyoming Migrant Health in the Big Horn Basin. The WBCCEDP and Women’s Wellness collaborative initiative was selected as one of 16 sites selected from a field of almost 100 nationwide nominations for an exclusive CDC site visit to evaluate the evidence-based strategies currently being implemented for replication by other NBCCEDP programs.


Please check out http://www.youtube.com/user/CDCStreamingHealth#p/u/19/GVZGq4bFRAk for more information on the 20th Anniversary of the CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. (Dated 6/8/2011)