The Mary Brogan Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (Sec. 381.93, F.S.) is a state and federally funded program that annually provides more than 14,000 low-income, medically underserved Florida women between the ages of 50 and 64 access to cancer screening and diagnostic testing services. More than 300 of those women screened will be diagnosed with cancer and provided a pathway to lifesaving treatment services through Florida Medicaid. ACS CAN will advocate to maintain recurring state funding of $1.83 million for the Mary Brogan Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.
In 2021, the Florida State Legislature approved the total state funding of $1.83 million in recurring revenue for the Mary Brogan Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. Recurring state funds provide a dedicated funding source and help build the long-term viability of the program. This marks a full decade that the Legislature has invested state dollars in the program.