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  • Interventions List by Category



    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