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Why Cervical Cancer Screening?

Cervical cancer is a slow-growing cancer caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). It occurs most often in women over age 30 without typical symptoms. Each year, about 12,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer and about 4,000 women die from it (CDC, 2017). The incidence of cervical cancer and cervical cancer deaths has decreased over the past 30 years because of widespread screening and improved screening technologies.

PROGRAM

What We Do

RCHC’s 4-Point Evidence-Based Care (EBC) program to improve cervical cancer screening includes shared clinical guidelines, clinical decision support tools, sharing of best practices, and quality improvement and population health support in the form of trainings. In 2018, RCHC established a new women’s health work group focused on improving cervical cancer screenings and breast cancer screenings, developing a well woman visit clinical decision support package, as well as discussing other clinical standards for women’s health and women’s health care.

Guidelines and Protocols

RCHC Cervical Cancer Screening Guideline

Clinical Decision Support

Under Development

Promising Practices

Promising Practices- Cervical Cancer Screening

Trainings

RCHC Training Calendar

Who We Serve

We serve the 13 participating health centers and over 200,000 health center patients from 5 counties: Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma, and Yolo.

Health Centers: Alexander Valley Healthcare, Anderson Valley Health Center, Coastal Health Alliance, CommuniCare Health Centers, Marin City Health and Wellness, Marin Community Clinics, OLE Health, Petaluma Health Center, Ritter Center, Santa Rosa Community Health Centers, Sonoma Valley Community Health Center, West County Health Centers, and Winters Healthcare Foundation.

Funders

This project was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1.5 million. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endoresement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.”

Project Timeline

August 1, 2016 – July 31, 2019

Measures

The project team will use our four-point Evidence Based Care program to focus on five outcome measures.

Outcome Measures
Cervical Cancer Screening Rates

PROJECT PARTNERS

Health Centers:

  • Alexander Valley Healthcare
  • Anderson Valley Health Center
  • Coastal Health Alliance
  • CommuniCare Health Centers
  • Marin City Health and Wellness
  • Marin Community Clinics
  • OLE Health
  • Petaluma Health Center
  • Ritter Center
  • Santa Rosa Community Health
  • Sonoma Valley Community Health Center
  • West County Health Centers
  • Winters Healthcare Foundation

Strategic Partners:

  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
  • Partnership HealthPlan of California
  • American Cancerr Society (ACS)

PROJECT CONTACT

For more information, please contact Michelle Rosaschi.

ALIGNMENT WITH OTHER INITIATIVES

  • HRSA Health Center Controlled Network Grant
  • Partnership HealthPlan’s Quality Improvement Program (QIP)
  • RCHC’s Performance Improvement Program (PIP)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND COMPANION DOCUMENTS