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Breast and cervical cancer are leading causes of death among women worldwide, but early detection and treatment can significantly improve outcomes. By offering regular screenings and follow-up care to women in your community, you can play a critical role in reducing the impact of these diseases.

KHC is currently seeking clinicians and practices with an innovative spirit who wish to increase their breast and cervical cancer screening rates through implementing Evidence-based Interventions (EBIs). KHC, in conjunction with KDHE, assists providers in increasing their cancer screening rates through clinical assessment, feedback and technical assistance activities, thus ensuring women receive the care they need.


Benefits to Clinics:

  • Training and education for clinic staff on breast and cervical cancer screening guidelines and best practices
  • Patient education materials and outreach tools to increase awareness and encourage participation
  • Assistance with tracking and reporting screening rates to monitor progress and identify areas for improvement

Clinic Eligibility:

Priority will be given to clinics whose current cancer screening rate is below 60% and who serve high priority or underserved populations which is defined by the following:

  • Low Income
  • Underinsured or no insurance. Underinsured are those that have deductibles of $2,500 or more
  • Rural
  • Populations served

Providers who enroll in KHC Cancer initiatives may choose Evidence-based Interventions (EBIs) to increase screening rates in their patient population that make sense for their individual practice.  The EBIs for the Cancer Initiatives are listed below:

  • Patient Reminders
    • Outreach by phone, text, email, portal
  • Provider Reminders
    • Inform provider patient is due or overdue for screening
  • Reducing Structural Barriers
    • Non-Economic burdens or obstacles
  • Provider Assessment and Feedback
    • Comparison of Provider performance to goal or standard

If you are interested in improving breast and cervical cancer screening rates in your community or would like more information, contact Patty Thomsen, KHC Cancer Program Champion at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..