This proposal is to provide a comprehensive and coordinated approach to inform policy, systems, and environmental changes that decrease breast and cervical cancer burden by focusing on the facilitation of early detection of: cervical cancer through activities to promote education and screening for women between the ages of 21-64; and breast cancer through activities to promote education and screening for women between the ages of 40-65. Furthermore, RCCEDP will have concentrated activities in the Outer Islands/Atolls to elevate health equity.
In 2020, the RMI National Cancer Coalition drafted the 2022-2027 National Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan that informed the selection of two Project Period Objectives (5 years) and annual strategies (environmental approaches for sustainable cancer control, community-clinical linkages to aid patients support and health systems changes). To maintain the infrastructure required to successfully implement program activities, the RMI BCCEDP will also implement the following four strategies: use of Surveillance Data, Population-Based Surveys and Other High-Quality Data; support of partnerships for cancer control and prevention; delivery of cancer screening and implementation of Evidence Based Interventions in Primary Care Clinics; and program monitoring and evaluation.
This proposal is to provide a comprehensive and coordinated approach to inform policy, systems, and environmental changes that decrease cancer burden by focusing on: (1) prevention though the promotion (a) Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for adolescent females aged 13 to 15 and (b) Hepatitis B vaccination for at-risk groups; (2) screening and early detection through the promotion of colorectal cancer screening; (3) improving the quality of life of cancer survivors through training and supporting survivors and clinicians to obtain treatment plans and utilize survivorship care plan; and (4) promoting health equity by expanding aforementioned activities to the Outer Islands/Atolls (OI/A) with the exception of HPV vaccination as according to the 2021 Evaluation Report, Majuro has the lowest rate and therefore will be the targeted health equity community.