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Education Interventions:

  • Public education (e.g. radio, television, newspaper, e-communications, social networking)
    Group education (e.g. lectures, workshops, seminars, webinars)
  • One-on-one education 
  • Material development and dissemination (multi-cultural, and in accessible and alternative formats)  
  • Events (e.g. health fairs) in accessible venues 
  • Health care professional training and provider education 



Screening Interventions:

  • Reminder systems directed at patients (e.g. letters, phone calls) 
  • Reminder systems directed at health care providers (e.g. chart reminders) 
  • Outreach programs (that result in new appointments, new patients, etc.) 
  • In-reach programs (result in getting existing patients to get a mammogram) 
  • Reduce costs to patient for mammography (e.g. free or low-cost mammography) 
  • Expand hours for breast health services to evenings and weekends. 
  • Provide free or low-cost screenings (clinical breast exams and/or screening mammograms) 
  • Reduce other barriers to mammography (e.g. transportation, childcare) 
  • Provide translation/interpretation services to include sign language interpreters 
  • Genetic testing 
  • Patient navigation
    Accessible facilities for screening (education, awareness) 



Diagnosis Interventions:

  • Provide translation/interpretation services  
  • Reduce costs to patient for diagnostic services (e.g. ultrasound, biopsies) 
  • Patient navigation 
  • Reduce other barriers to diagnostic services (e.g. transportation, childcare) 



Treatment Interventions:

  • Reduce out-of-pocket costs for treatment (e.g. co-pay or prescription drug assistance)
    Reduce costs for treatment services (e.g. free chemotherapy, radiation, surgery)
  • Clinical trials 
  • Patient navigation 



Treatment Support Interventions:

  • Provide financial assistance for day-to-day costs during treatment (e.g. housing, utilities) 
  • Reduce other barriers to treatment (e.g. transportation, childcare) 
  • Support groups 
  • Individual counseling/psychotherapy 
  • Side-effect management (e.g. prosthesis, wigs, lymphedema therapy)  
  • Nutrition services (e.g. meal delivery) 
  • Complementary therapies (e.g. meditation, yoga, acupuncture, art therapy) 
  • End of life care (e.g. hospice/palliative care) 
  • Legal services 
  • Caregiver support (e.g. respite programs, training for caregivers) 



Survivorship Interventions:

  • Support groups 
  • Individual counseling/psychotherapy 
  • Exercise/Nutrition programs 
  • Complementary therapies (e.g. meditation, yoga, acupuncture, art therapy) 
  • Side-effect management (e.g. prosthesis, wigs, lymphedema therapy) 



Health Care Delivery/Systems Change Interventions:

  • Interventions to increase the quality of health care delivery 
  • Process improvement strategies