How the NBCCEDP Helps Thousands (Rep. Tammy Baldwin)
Established in 1991 and administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Breast Cancer and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) operates in all 50 states, 4 U.S. Territories, the District of Columbia, and 13 Native American organizations. The program provides states with funding in the form of grants.
In my own state, Wisconsin, the WI Well Woman Program distributes the federal funds that have served more than 40,000 women since 1994. Screening under the program is available in all 72 counties and 11 tribes in the state. Covered services are available from participating health care providers at no cost to Well Woman clients.
In the war against breast and cervical cancer, we know that screening and early detection save lives. I am very proud and pleased that, on this issue, Republicans and Democrats worked together to support a lifesaving program.
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