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National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) represents a consortium of national, professional organizations dedicated to the quality of care of patients with diseases of the breast.

To achieve its mission, the NAPBC works to:

  • Provide a framework for the delivery of high-quality care for breast disease through standard setting, quality measures, clinical trial participation, and professional education.
  • Develop consensus-based, patient-focused standards for breast centers and a site visit process to monitor compliance. 
  • Expand programs of quality improvement and benchmark comparison.
  • Develop educational programming on the standards, site visit process, and best practices to enhance center performance.
  • Promote patient advocacy through community outreach.
  • Leverage strategic partnerships and enhance collaborations to promote the NAPBC.
  • Recruit, retain, and promote NAPBC centers.

New QI Project

CoC and NAPBC sites are invited to participate in an elective Plan/Do/Study/Act (PDSA) 2021 quality improvement project and clinical study. 

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New Resources

The NAPBC Advocacy & Outreach Committee is pleased to provide your breast center with the following new resources to aid breast center staff in educating patients relative to biomarker and biomarker testing and patient/doctor communications. These resource lists are now posted for access by NAPBC contacts in the Resources section of the NAPBC accreditation portal (QPort).

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Cancer Screening

The American Cancer Society has created a convenient Full Guidance Toolkit of six guidance documents on how to manage and promote cancer screening, cancer screening messages, and HPV vaccination during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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Survivorship Care

The continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has placed a great deal of stress on patients and breast centers. For this reason, the NAPBC has decided to temporarily suspend the requirement to deliver a survivorship care plan (SCP) to 50% of eligible patients for Standard 2.20: Breast Cancer Survivorship Care.

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Best Practices Webinars

NAPBC Best Practices Webinar Series: Quality in Action showcases centers that have improved quality and access to care by enhancing program operations, developing patient-focused innovations, and quality improvement efforts.

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Learn about how ACS Cancer Programs are improving outcomes for patients with cancer in our latest brochure.

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