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Objective 13: Increase risk-appropriate screening for breast cancer.

STRATEGIES

13.1 Provide appropriate breast cancer screening information utilizing evidenced-based interventions, focusing the message for never or rarely screened women.

13.2 Reduce financial barriers to breast cancer screening.

13.3 Conduct targeted outreach using client reminders, small media campaigns and one-on-one education to increase the rate of mammography screening among groups that experience high mortality rates from breast cancer, including African American women, American Indian women and underserved populations.

MEASURES


Women age 50 and older who have had a mammogram within the previous two yearsii

TARGET
92.0 %
BASELINE
80.0 %

Women age 40 and older who have had a mammogram within the previous two yearsiii

TARGET
90.0 %

BASELINE
79.0 %

Women age 52-69 who have had a mammogram within the previous two years28 iiii

TARGET
85.0 %

BASELINE
75.0 %

i. In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force withdrew a recommendation for routine screening mammography for women age 40 to 49. It retained a recommendation of biennial mammography screening for women age 50 to 74. As of January 2011, the American Cancer Society continued to recommend annual screening mammography for women age 40 and older.

ii. CDC, BRFSS. 2008. Chronic disease indicators, 2008.

iii. CDC, BRFSS. 2008. Chronic disease indicators, 2008.

iiii. Minnesota Community Measurement. Health Care Quality Report, measurement year 2009.

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