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Women's Wellness Connection (WWC) began in 1991. It is a program administered by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and part of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP).
Women's Wellness Connection (WWC) provides breast and cervical cancer screening (clinical breast exams, Pap tests and pelvic exams and mammograms) to eligible women at over 130 sites through cooperative efforts of multiple statewide providers. The providers of WWC operate under the HIPPA confidentiality laws (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996).
Find Your Local WWC Provider by calling American Cancer Society at 1-866- 951-WELL (9355)
The Family Healthline at 1 (800) 688-7777 (toll-free) or (303) 692-2229
or check out our website:
Eligible Colorado women may receive free clinical breast exams, mammograms, pelvic exams and Pap tests. Click here to see if you are eligible.
View Clinic Sites for Women's Wellness Connection in a full screen map
The Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program (BCCSP) Advisory Board is made up of seven members who act in an advisory capacity to Women's Wellness Connection.
Contact Board Members: email@example.com
The WWC Program educates communities around the state and recruits eligible women through the following methods:
The WWC Program contracts with the American Cancer Society (ACS) to provide education and partnership-building activities across the state. ACS Community Coordinators are located around the state and provide education and outreach about the WWC Program and breast, cervical and colorectal cancer.
You can find your local Community Coordinator here.
You can find out more about the Community Coordinator's work here.
The Women’s Wellness Connection (WWC) program partners with the American Cancer Society (ACS) for a toll-free, bilingual referral line that connects clients to over 120 screening providers across the state. When individuals call either the statewide or local numbers, they speak directly with a trained call-center staff that screen them for eligibility, locate an appropriate WWC location and directly connect the clients with the clinic so appointments can be set up right away (what is otherwise called a “warm transfer”). The referral line may be able to provide information on other screening programs for women ineligible for WWC.
New eCaST Users Group: New eCaST questions, Answers, and Workarounds
After our very productive eCaST Users Group webinar on September 25, we captured a running list of New eCaST Questions, Answers and Workarounds. As we continue to fine tune eCaST, we’ll update this chart with further important user information as a resource for users.
- American Cancer Society Community Coordinators
- WWC Website
- WWC Referral Line
- Enrolling a Client Referred-in for Diagnostics
- QuitLine Referral Process
- Presumptive Eligibility and BCCP Medicaid
- Screening Core Performance Indicators
- Clinical Core Performance Indicators
- Treatment Core Performance Indicators
- Treatment Performance Indicator
- Administrative Performance Indicators
New WWC eCaST Forms
Clinical Cycle Data Entry Tool (New) - Replaced Clinical Services Report
Client Profile Tool (English) (New) - Replaced Patient History Form (English)
Client Profile Tool (Spanish) (New) - Replaced Patient History Form (Spanish)
Client Profile Tool (Vietnamese) (New) - Updated December 2013
Breast Diagnostics Data Entry Tool (New) - Replaced Breast Diagnostic Report
Cervical Diagnostics Data Entry Tool (New)- Replaced Cervical Diagnostic Report
WWC Consent Form - Spanish (New) - Updated December 2013
WWC Consent Form - Vietnamese (New) - Updated December 2013
Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines (located under WWC Tool Kit/ Clinical Services)
Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines (located under WWC Tool Kit/ Clinical Services)
Lost to follow-up/refused services policy (located under WWC Tool Kit/ Case Management)
Tobacco use assessment policy (located under WWC Tool Kit/ Client Eligibility and Enrollment)
The breast and cervical cancer treatment program (BCCP) is governed by state and federal law.
Breast and Cervical Cancer Program Medicaid (BCCP) Overview Documents
Tools for Enrolling WWC Clients into BCCP
This web-based training is for new eCaST users and anyone who needs to get back to the Basics of eCaST. It is offered the first Wednesday of every month from 9:30 - 11:30. Please RSVP through Survey Monkey: https://www.
Getting Started in eCaST
New eCaST Training: http://www.chddev.dphe.state.co.us/Resources/wwc/NeweCaSTTraining.swf
Old eCaST Training: http://www.chddev.dphe.state.co.us/Resources/wwc/OldeCaSTTraining.swf
Survey Monkey Links:
- RSVP for New eCaST Training
- Training Feedback:
- Questions or Feedback on New eCaST system
2014 Webinars and Training
Dr. Asad: Abnormal Mammogram Webinar
Conference Call and Webinar Tools
FY 2013-2014 Health Improvement Team (HIT) Calls
Feburary 2014 HIT Call
January 2014 HIT Call
December 2013 HIT Call
November 2013 HIT Call
October 2013 HIT Call
September 2013 HIT Call
August 2013 HIT Call
eCaST User's Group
This quarterly web-based training is for new staff at agencies or anyone who needs a refresher on WWC basics. The training is offered the third Tuesday of February, May, August and November from 9:30 - 11:30.
To register for this training, click on this link and fill out the form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WWCOrientation. We will email you materials and log in information before the webinar.
WWC Post Award Meeting - July 12, 2013
Post Award Meeting Webinar Recording
This web-based training is for new eCaST users and anyone who needs to get back to the Basics of eCaST. It is offered the first Wednesday of every month from 9:30 - 11:30. Please have access to eCaST and Citrix before signing up with Amanda Howard.
Performance and Contract Monitoring
Improving Performance Indicators
WWC - NBCCEDP Logic Models
Mammogram Referral Tools
|Colorado WISEWOMAN Manual||
|Screening and Assessment||
Sample Materials For Use During Risk Reduction Counseling
|Data Entry and eCaST||
Data Entry and eCaST
National Clinical Guidelines
2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines
Effectiveness-Based Guidelines for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Women—2011 Update: A Guideline From the American Heart Association.
2014 Evidence-Based Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in AdultsReport From the Panel Members Appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8).
2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines.
Third Report of the National Cholesterol Education Program Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (Adult Treatment Panel III).
Overweight and Obesity
Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Clinical Practice Guideline: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence.
National Diet & Lifestyle Guidelines
2013 AHA/ACC Guideline on Lifestyle Management to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk :A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines.
American Diabetes Association (ADA). Nutrition Therapy for the Management of Adults with Diabetes, 2013.
Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations Revision 2006. A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association Nutrition Committee.
Position Stand: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Quantity and Quality of Exercise for Developing and Maintaining Cardiorespiratory, Musculoskeletal, and Neuromotor Fitness in Apparently Healthy Adults: Guidance for Prescribing Exercise.
Other Resources for Healthy Lifestyles
The following resources have not been established as national guidelines, but are evidence-based resources that may be useful for agencies.
American Dietetic Association (ADA). Hypertension evidence based nutrition practice guideline, 2008.