The Breast and Colorectal Cancer Screening Implementation Project (BCCSIP) reflects a collaborative effort between the Department of Health Care Services Every Woman Counts (EWC) program, the California Department of Public Health, Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, the California Dialogue on Cancer, and the California Colorectal Cancer Coalition. This project is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with anticipated funding for California Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) starting on January 1, 2024.
The goal of the project is to deliver timely screenings rates to mitigate the devastating medical, emotional, and financial effects of BC and CRC, and reduce health disparities for medically underserved, low-income individuals. The BCCSIP will promote quality BC and CRC screenings administered through a statewide network of providers. Project outcomes will be evaluated with the aim to increase screening rates.
The primary focus of BSSCIP is to provide funding to FQHC or Look Alike Clinics based in California that are EWC providers to help them improve their screening rates in both breast cancer (BC) and colorectal cancer (CRC) through expanded use of evidence-based interventions on clinic populations of similar age (50-74 years old for BC, 45-75 years old for CRC). An additional requirement of funding is that the applicant organization is required to designate an EBI clinic champion, an advocate in the clinic who provides support to clinic staff implementing the EBI, as a key component of the application.
The application window opened on September 18 at 12:01am and will close on October 27 at 11:59 pm (PT).