Ladies First Provider Resources

Online Provider Education

Breast Cancer Screening

Courses are now available to Ladies First providers and offered with permission from the California Department of Health Care Services Every Woman Counts Program and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Continuing medical education credits are available. 

Communicating Risk to the Lay Public: Communication with Patients about Genetic Risk (CDHCS-EWC)

  • Free online
  • Risk Assessment, genetic counseling, and genetic testing. 

Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (CDC)

  • Free online
  • Case studies (produced by several states and the Centers for Disease Control). The program includes interactive cases and resources designed to improve providers ability to identify, evaluate, and manage patients at risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. It also includes links to risk assessment tools and resources.  

Breast Cancer Review (CDHCS-EWC)

  • Free online
  • Provides a general reference for breast cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment. Summary overviews are provided for nine main topic areas. All topics accompanied by a resource page with links to related internet resources. 

Cervical Cancer Screening 

Cervical Cancer Screening and Diagnostic Follow-up (CDHCS-EWC)

  • Free Online
  • Burden of Disease, Barriers to Screening, Anatomy, Cervical Cancer & HPV, Cervical Cancer Screening, Follow-up Strategies, Initial Management of Screening Results, Follow-up of Abnormal Results and Case Studies.

Webinar Series: Association for American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP)

Heart Health Screening

American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM)

WISEWOMAN Lifestyle Medicine Provider Education Project

The program is presented in two parts covering basic and advanced material. Part 1 covers the fifteen core competencies of lifestyle medicine endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control WISEWOMAN Program and ACPM and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Part 2 provides an in-depth study of the competencies, guidance on how to employ them in a lifestyle medicine-oriented practice, and approaches to facilitating behavior change interventions in the following lifestyle medicine domains:

  • Diet and nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Sleep
  • Stress
  • Smoking cessation
  • Alcohol Use

Diabetes Prevention Programs

  • The program is split into 2 parts, each class takes 1 hour and provides 1 CE credit. Part 1 focuses on best practices for Diabetes Prevention Program Management. Part 2 focuses on the operations of a Diabetes Prevention Program. 
Evidence Based Interventions

Evidence Based Interventions 

The Ladies First program is charged by the CDC to help increase the rates of breast and cervical cancer screening in Vermont. Find out more about the CDC initiative here

View the Community Guide Resource- What Works: Cancer Screening