Women's Health Network

Knowing about breast and cervical cancer could save your life. The Women’s Health Network is here to help women, trans men and non-binary people, who are low income, ages 40-64 for breast cancer services and ages 21-64 for cervical cancer services, learn more about these diseases. The program is designed to help you take care of yourself to prevent these diseases, find out why you might be at risk, where you can get tested and learn where you can go to get support services.

The Women’s Health Network is supported by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The goal of the program is to work in collaboration with community organizations to decrease the number of people who get cancer, especially those who are at a higher risk.

Care in Your Community

Get Support to Manage Your Healthcare.

We’re here to:

  • Teach about your health and steps you can take to stay healthy
  • Connect you to the care you need
  • Make your appointments
  • Connect you to resources in your community
  • Help you make healthy choices
  • Schedule screenings you need

If you haven’t been screened, or haven’t been screened in a long time, talk with your provider to find out if you’re eligible for CHA’s Women’s Health Network program.

Why get screened for cancer?

Breast and cervical cancers may not always cause symptoms, but there are screenings that can find them early, when treatment works best.

  • The risk for breast cancer increases with age.
  • All women are at risk for cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is one of the easiest cancers to prevent with regular screening tests and follow-up. It also is highly curable when found and treated early.


Help Accessing What You Need

Our Women’s Health Network Patient Navigators understand your culture and often speak your language (some may use CHA interpreters). They work to schedule you for screenings quickly, cost effectively and work with clinical providers to make referrals. They can help you understand breast and cervical cancer and connect you with care. Please contact Isabel Haraguchi for more information about how to enroll in the program.

Community Education

Interested in hosting an educational workshop or would like us to join your community event to offer education about breast and/or cervical cancer? Please contact Jamila Xible for more information about all the fun and helpful ways we are keeping people healthy.

    Contact Us

  • Jamila Xible

    P: 617-665-8778 Email