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 Every Woman Counts (EWC) and Community Mammography Access Project (CMAP).
Every Woman CountsOverview
EWC provides free clinical breast exams, mammograms, 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.
Community Health Partnership (CHP) serves as EWC’s Regional Contractor for the central coast, which includes Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz Counties.Goal
The goal of EWC is 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
- To provide clinical breast exams, mammograms, and Pap tests to California’s underserved women
- To provide technical assistance and training to EWC providers
- To maintain a diverse primary care provider network for EWC programs
- To provide tailored health education sessions about breast and cervical cancer prevention to women who are 21 years or older, with a focus on women rarely or never screened, uninsured or underinsured, and low-income
Women interested in finding the nearest EWC provider can go online to the Provider Locator or 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.Contact