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Women’s Health Partnership is a collection of health programs that offer referrals to screenings, education and training to low-income women. These health programs are Every Woman Counts (EWC) and Community Mammography Access Project (CMAP).

Every Woman Counts

Overview

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 outreach activities are offered at various venues in the following languages: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Cantonese.

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 Eligibility Criteria Enrollment Process for Eligible EWC Recipients Find your nearest EWC provider

EWC Provider Database

You can also 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.


Services

Patient Navigation

EWC provides Patient Navigation services to communities who often face significant barriers to accessing and completing cancer screening and diagnostics. Our aim is to reduce cancer screening disparities by helping individuals overcome barriers to care. Our team of patient navigators and community health workers provide one-on-one support with individuals to complete preventative cancer screenings by identifying barriers to healthcare, aiding to resolve these barriers, and providing information for available community resources.

Interested in learning more about EWC Patient Navigation?

Contact Blanca Ezquerro, MA: Blanca@chpscc.org or (408) 579-6036


Health Education & Community Outreach

One component of EWC is the Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening health education class. The EWC Central Coast region works with a team of bi-cultural and bilingual community health workers to provide health education classes throughout our local communities to individuals who are 21-64 years old, have low income, and have rarely or never been screened.

The main objectives of the health education classes are to:

Classes are offered in a variety of settings, including local agencies, community centers, churches, cultural events, fairs, work-sites, libraries, and parent groups. We can also set up a resource table and provide one-on-one outreach at these and other sites.

Interested in scheduling an EWC class or learning more about EWC health education opportunities?

Contact Anna Jeon, MPH: anna@chpscc.org or (408) 579-6020

Quality Clinical Services

Our EWC Clinical Services promote and administer the EWC program to providers and the clinical community. Our team recruits and maintains our region’s primary care and referral Provider Network to ensure adequate EWC coverage is maintained throughout our region. We administer provider training and quality assurance to the EWC Provider Network to ensure timely and appropriate breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services are provided to EWC recipients.

Interested in becoming an EWC provider within our region’s Provider Network?

Contact our EWC Director and Clinical Coordinator, Julia Barba, MPH: julia@chpscc.org or (408) 579-6041

Review EWC Provider Enrollment Agreements here:

Enrollment Agreement Forms Enrollment Agreement Forms (190 KB)

Health care providers interested in EWC resources or more information about breast and cervical screening and diagnosis, trainings, and clinical tools can visit:

EWC Resources for Health Care Providers


Breast and Cervical Cancer Fact Sheets

Breast Cancer: Know the Facts Breast Cancer: Know the Facts (663 KB)

Cervical Cancer: Know the Facts Cervical Cancer: Know the Facts (485 KB)


Contact

For more information about Every Woman Counts, please email:
EWC Director, Julia Barba: julia@chpscc.org
Health Educator, Anna Jeon: anna@chpscc.org