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Well Woman HealthCheckProgram and New Health Care Laws. Ernestina (Tina) Limon Pima County Well Woman HealthCheck Program Services Specialist [email protected] ¡ Vida! Educational Series . Educational Objectives. What is the Well Woman Healthcheck Program?
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Ernestina (Tina) Limon
Pima County Well Woman HealthCheck
Program Services Specialist
¡Vida! Educational Series
Well Women Healthcheck (WWHC) was established in Arizona in 1993 as part of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP)
Since 1991, the NBCCEDP has grown to include all 50 states, The District of Columbia, 5 U.S. territories and 11 Tribe/Tribal organizations.
Help provide vital breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services to uninsured women throughout Arizona by purchasing a specialty Pink Ribbon Cancer Awareness License Plate. This distinctive plate is a visible sign of solidarity and support in the fight to end breast cancer and serves as a reminder of the importance of early detection.
There is a $25 initial application fee and a $25 annual renewal fee for the plate. $17 (68%) of this fee goes to a special fund administered by the Arizona Department of Health Services Well Woman Healthcheck Program.
Early Detection is the Best Prevention!
Early detection saves lives! In females – exceeded only by lung cancer, 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer in their life¹
In 2009, 3,927 women and 64 men in Arizona were diagnosed with breast cancer²
If caught early, women have a 98% chance of beating breast cancer.³
¹ www.cancer.org/Cancer/BreastCancer/DetailedGuide/Breast-Cancer-Key-Statistics, retrieved May 10, 2012
²Arizona Cancer Registry, 2009
³ Arizona Department of Health Services Website, Breast Cancer Fact Sheet, 6/12/2012
Once results are received, if normal, patients are told they need to return in 12 months time for routine check-up.
If results are abnormal, the patient will receive a call from our case manager about the actions that will occur and the need for additional follow-up.
Case Managers, through guidance from the clinician, monitor patient follow-up. They educate patients, establish a plan with the patients and encourage and empower the patients to take an active role in their healthcare. This is done through communication, documentation and continued review and revision of the patient’s situation.
Case Managers will stay with a patient until all diagnostic testing is complete, the patient is returned to follow-up, treatment for cancer begins, or the patient has withdrawn herself from the Well Woman Program.
In 2012, a new law was passed in AZ as “Bobbie’s Law”. Before this bill was passed into law, only women who were screened through WWHP were eligible to receive BCCTP funds, the law changed in August 2012 to include all women who qualified for BCCTP regardless of where they were screened or where their diagnosis took place, and continue to meet the eligibility requirements.
What is the Well Woman Healthcheck Program?
Who Qualifies for the Well Woman Healthcheck Program and how does it work?
New Health Care laws and the impact on Well Woman Healthcheck.