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National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) is a consortium of national, professional organizations focused on breast health and dedicated to the improvement of quality outcomes of patients with diseases of the breast through evidence-based standards and patient and professional education. 

The objectives of the NAPBC include:

  • Consensus development of criteria for breast centers and a site visit process to monitor compliance 
  • Strengthening of the scientific basis for improving quality care 
  • Reducing the morbidity and mortality of breast cancer by improving screening mammography and advocating for increased access to and participation in clinical trials
  • Expanding programs of quality improvement measurement and benchmark comparison

New Resources for NAPBC Centers

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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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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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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Best Practices Webinars

NAPBC Best Practices Webinar Series: Quality in Action will showcase 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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