Breast Cancer in New Jersey - 1979-1995
Appendix II

New Jersey Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Initiative (NJBCCCI)

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The national Breast and Cervical Cancer Mortality Prevention Act of 1990 authorized the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to implement a national program to ensure that all women who need them receive regular screenings for breast and cervical cancer with prompt follow-up if necessary. Accordingly, the CDC funds the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services to bring breast and cervical cancer screening services to underserved women, including older women, women with limited income, uninsured or underinsured women, and women of racial/ethnic minority groups.

The NJBCCCI, of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, has been screening women since January 1, 1996. The program began in 5 counties: Burlington, Camden, Mercer, Middlesex, and Morris. As of September 1, 1997, every county in the State had funded screening projects. The screening projects provide mammograms, clinical breast exams, instructions in breast self-exam, pelvic exams, and pap smears to eligible women. The NJBCCCI contracts with an agency in each of New Jersey's twenty-one counties to provide these services. The phone number of the program office in each county are listed below:

Atlantic County (609) 653-4624Middlesex County (732) 521-1402
Bergen County (201) 599-6114Monmouth County (732) 933-3989
Burlington County (609) 267-1950Morris County 1-800-447-3337
Camden County (609) 968-7324Ocean County 1-800-621-0096
Cape May County (609) 465-1200 Passaic County (973) 754-2778
Cumberland County(609) 825-3344Salem County (609) 825-3344
Essex County (973) 972-2777Somerset County (908) 526-9001
Glouster County (609) 853-2057Sussex County (201) 625-6176
Hudson County (201) 946-6430Union County (908) 753-3579
Hunterdon County (908) 788-6514Warren County (908) 859-6777
Mercer County (609) 394-4045


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