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Source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services

Last Reviewed: March 2010

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends interventions that reduce structural barriers to increase screening mammograms for breast cancer. These interventions may help increase access to cancer screening services by: 

  • Reducing the time or distance between the people who need services and the places where services are offered 
  • Making sure people can get services at times that work for them
  • Offering services in non-clinical settings, like mobile mammography vans at worksites or in residential communities
  • Reducing or simplifying administrative procedures
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Guide to Community Preventive Services. (2010). Cancer Screening: Reducing Structural Barriers for Clients – Breast Cancer. Retrieved from https://www.thecommunityguide.org/findings/cancer-screening-reducing-structural-barriers-clients-breast-cancer