Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

Impact Brief CEO Message October 2021

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, NACDD was honored to convene a virtual event with more than 1,000 registrants to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP). Over the course of two days, we experienced a virtual event with exhibition halls, panel discussions, top-notch speakers, and testimonials from members of Congress and national partners. Seventy programs from all 50 States, the District of Columbia, several Tribes and Tribal Organizations, and the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands showcased their achievements and shared information with registrants through virtual exhibit booths that included live chat, program videos, information sheets, and toolkits.

The first day of the event was an exclusive training opportunity for NBCCEDP and Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP) awardees and included panels focused on building partnerships and the use of data for best practices in addressing health disparities. NACDD developed a Health Equity Journal with expertise and support from the CDC and provided this tool to awardees with corresponding to provide a guidance and a framework for learning about health equity during the event.

The second day was open to the public and featured speakers who helped to found the program such as Henry Waxman (U.S. Representative, California, 1975-2015) and Barbara Mikulski (U.S. Senator, Maryland, 1987-2017) and Dr. Jeffrey Koplan (former Director of the CDC and former Director of the NBCCEDP) as well as movers and shakers in the cancer advocacy space today like David Lacks, grandson of Henrietta Lacks, and Ericka Hart, a social media influencer and breast cancer survivor.

All virtual event content is available on demand through the platform until Nov. 5, 2021, after which it will be archived on cancerscreeningsaveslives.org.

We encourage you to visit this groundbreaking and impactful virtual event, watch some of the panel discussions, and review the Health Equity Journal. Our anniversary message video below details our support and gratitude for the NBCCEDP program as well as provides a brief overview of the critically important work the program does. You also can learn more about the all the work NACDD and our partners do in the area of cancer at chronicdisease.org/page/cancerprograms.

Additional Documents and Links

Event Website: cancerscreeningsaveslives.org

Health Equity Training Journal: chronicdisease.org/he-journal

Access to virtual event platform until Nov. 5: nbccedp30.vfairs.com

After Nov. 5 content will be on cancerscreeningsaveslives.org

Social Media Toolkit: chronicdisease.org/social-media-toolkit

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