Community Health Programs
Through our Community Health Programs, Community Health Partnership provides health services and education, while connecting individuals in need of care to community health centers.
Women’s Health Partnership
Women’s Health Partnership is a collection of women’s health programs that offer screenings, education and training to low-income women. These health programs are the Every Woman Counts program and the Community Mammography Access Project (CMAP).
Every Woman Counts (EWC) provides free clinical breast exams, mammograms, pelvic exams, and Pap tests to California’s underserved women. EWC is part of the California Department of Health Care Service’s Cancer Detection and Treatment Branch (CDTB). With the support of bi-cultural and bilingual community health workers, education and screenings are offered in a variety of settings, including local agencies, community centers, cultural events, and worksites.
To save lives by preventing and reducing the devastating effects of cancer for Californians through education, early detection, diagnosis and treatment, and integrated preventive services, with special emphasis on the underserved.
Objectives of Every Woman Counts:
Providing clinical breast exams, mammograms, pelvic exams, and Pap tests
Providing technical assistance and training to health care providers
Providing tailored health education sessions about breast and cervical cancer prevention to women who are 21 years or older, with a focus on women 50-65 years old
Community Health Partnership serves Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz counties by:
Conducting tailored breast and cervical cancer public health education to low income, uninsured, or underinsured women
Maintaining a diverse primary care provider network for EWC programs.
Providing technical assistance and training to health care providers.
Women interested in learning if they qualify for free breast and cervical screenings can call: 1-800-511-2300. An automated service with English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Cambodian, Hmong, Russian, Tagalog and Vietnamese language capabilities is available over the phone, 24 hours, 7 days a week. For more information, click here.
Health care providers interested in Every Woman Counts resources or more information about breast and cervical screening and diagnosis, trainings, and clinical tools can visit EWC Resources for Health Care Providers
For more information about Every Woman Counts, please email:
Director of Community Programs: Angelica Diaz, MPH
Clinical Provider Services: Kim Engelhart, RN
Health Education: Anna Jeon, MPH
Health Education: Mariana Jimenez
The CMAP uses a community-based medical model linking community health centers (CHCs) within Community Health Partnership’s consortium to coordinate mammography and patient navigation services. The project focuses on primary and secondary prevention to address the breast cancer care continuum by providing: (1) mammography screening and referrals (2) patient navigation services and (3) community outreach and health education in Spanish and Vietnamese. The CMAP delivery model includes three key partners: Community Health Partnership, Santa Clara and San Mateo County Community Health Centers, and the Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System.
The goal of the Community Mammography Access Project (CMAP) is to increase access to mammography services and reduce late stage breast cancer diagnosis among medically underserved women ages 35 and older in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.
Objectives of the Community Mammography Access Project (CMAP)
Provide culturally and linguistically appropriate breast health education, screening, referral, and patient navigation services
Work in collaboration with the network of community health centers, , Unit, and the existing safety net of health care providers in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
CMAP started in 2001 when Santa Clara County (SCC) Supervisor Liz Kniss referred to county administration to establish a private/public group named The Breast Health Collaborative to conduct research to assess the provision of early detection services in breast care in the county. In part, this was in response to the increasing number of low-income, underinsured/uninsured women eligible for breast cancer screening through indigent programs like the state funded Every Women Counts Cancer Detection Program. The assessment found three primary barriers to early detection: (1) language and cultural barriers prevented women from seeking care in SCC; since, the Asian and Latino populations continue to grow, (2) there was a lack of mammography screening access at non-hospital locations, and (3) agencies that provided services needed support in this type of care; specifically there was lack of adequate funding.
For more information about the Community Mammography Access Project, please call 408-579-6007 or email Angelica Diaz, Director of Community Programs: email@example.com.