Public Health Data Inventory

Every Woman Matters (National Breast and Cervical Early Detection Program)


In 1990, the U.S. Congress enacted the Breast and Cervical Cancer Mortality Reduction Act. To fulfill the requirements of this act, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention created the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. The nationwide program targets women who are the least likely to participate in regular screening exams. Nebraska’s program is called Every Woman Matters. The program’s screening guidelines are for women 40-64 years old, and the income levels are set at 225% of the poverty level set by the federal government.

Type of Data

An ongoing surveillance database for low income women aged 40-64 in Nebraska.

Data Collection Method and Availability

The data have been collected on a daily basis since 1992 and contains demographics, breast and cervical screening records, provider contacts, and claim information. Only aggregate and unidentifiable data are available.

Related Links and Reports

Office of Women's Health Page

Every Woman Matters Program Page

Data Contact

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Public Health
Office of Women's and Men's Health
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-1693

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