Adoption of an Evidence-Based Intervention for Mammography Screening Adherence in Safety Net Clinics

Front Public Health. 2021 Nov 4;9:748361. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.748361. eCollection 2021.


Through an academic-community partnership, an evidence-based intervention to reduce mammography appointment no-show rates in underserved women was expanded to safety net clinics. The partnership implemented four strategies to improve the adoption and scale-up of evidence-based interventions with Federally Qualified Health Centers and charity care clinics: (1) an outreach email blast targeting the community partner member clinics to increase program awareness, (2) an adoption video encouraging enrollment in the program, (3) an outreach webinar educating the community partner member clinics about the program, encouraging enrollment and outlining adoption steps, and (4) an adoption survey adapted from Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research constructs from the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network for cancer control interventions with Federally Qualified Health Centers. The development of academic-community partnerships can lead to successful adoption of evidence-based interventions particularly in safety net clinics.

Keywords: adoption; appointment adherence; evidence-based intervention; mammography; safety net.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Early Detection of Cancer
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mammography*
  • Safety-net Providers*