Webinar – 80% by 2018 Progress

During this webinar, Richard Wender, MD, NCCRT Chair and Chief Cancer Control Officer of the American Cancer Society, will share an update on the progress of the 80% by 2018 initiative. Dr. Wender will share the latest data on colorectal cancer screening rates, call on partners to double down on our efforts for the remaining 15 months of the initiative, and begin to discuss the transition to our work beyond 2018.

Speaker:

Richard Wender, MD
Chair, NCCRT
Chief Cancer Control Officer, American Cancer Society

 

 

 

Registration is required. The webinar is open to NCCRT members, 80% by 2018 partners, CDC grantees, ACS Health Systems and Communications staff, and new partners interested in getting engaged in colorectal cancer screening efforts.

A replay of the webinar will be made available a few days after the webinar on the NCCRT webinar archive webpage.

 

Webinar – Links of Care Update

During this webinar update we will share what we’ve learned so far from our Links of Care pilot project. The Links of Care pilots seek to improve colorectal cancer screening and follow up care for uninsured and underinsured patients by strengthening relationships between community health centers and the surrounding medical neighborhood. Speakers will provide a brief overview of their specific pilot site, while also discussing implementation, workflows, and lessons learned.

Background: In 2012, the Health Resources Service Administration (HRSA) began requiring Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) to measure and report colorectal cancer screening rates. FQHCs were concerned about securing follow up care for patients with an abnormal diagnosis, as follow-up services are often prohibitively expensive for low-income, uninsured patients. To address this challenge, the American Cancer Society, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the NCCRT implemented the Links of Care pilot program to promote collaboration between FQHCs serving low-income patients and specialty providers to secure diagnostic services. Goals were to increase timely access to specialists after an abnormal screening, implement evidence-based strategies to increase colorectal cancer screening rates, and assess project implementation.

Speakers:

  • Suzanne Lagarde, MD, MBA, FACP, Chief Executive Officer, Fair Haven Community Health Center, Connecticut
  • Julia Williams, RN, Chief Nursing Officer, Beaufort Jasper Hampton Comprehensive Health Services, Inc., South Carolina
  • Chris Singer, RN, CPHQ, Chief Operating Officer, West Side Community Health Services, Minnesota
  • Kara Riehman, PhD, Strategic Director, Evaluation & Research, American Cancer Society, Inc.

Registration is required. The webinar is open to NCCRT members, 80% by 2018 partners, CDC grantees, ACS Health Systems and Communications staff, and new partners interested in getting engaged in colorectal cancer screening efforts.

A replay of the webinar will be made available a few days after the webinar on the NCCRT webinar archive webpage.

 

NCCRT Pre-meeting Workshops at Dialogue For Action Conference – April

The Prevent Cancer Foundation 2017 Dialogue for Action® conference on Cancer Screening and Prevention will take place April 19th to 21st, 2017. Our friends at the PCF generously provides the NCCRT with pre-meeting space on Wednesday, April 19th to host workshops and NCCRT task group meetings. If you missed the NCCRT annual meeting workshops on paying for screening navigation or reaching Asian Americans, you’ll be able to see them at the Dialogue. Please contact the Prevent Cancer Foundation with questions about registration.

2017 NCCRT Annual Meeting – December 6-8

The 2017 NCCRT Annual Meeting will be held December 7-8 in Bethesda, MD at the DoubleTree Hilton. Task group meetings and pre-conference workshops (optional) will be held on Wednesday, December 6th from 5:00 – 6:30 PM. The general session is scheduled to start on December 7th at 8:00 AM and wrap up on December 8th at 12:30 PM.

This year our meeting will focus on ramping up our efforts to reach 80% of adults ages 50 or older screened regularly for colorectal cancer. We’ve made tremendous progress, but we must keep our momentum strong through 2018. We hope you’ll join us as we chart the course into 2018 and beyond.

Members will receive emailed invitations to register in early fall. Not currently a member? Learn more about NCCRT membership. Learn about sponsorship opportunities and stay tuned for more details over the next few months.

Please join us in sharing a special thank you to our Gold Level sponsors!

 

 

 

Webinar – Colorectal Cancer Screening Best Practices Handbook for Health Plans

webinar-promo-2017-0328In this webinar we’ll introduce the new NCCRT Colorectal Cancer Screening Best Practices Handbook for Health Plans. The purpose of this handbook is to provide health plans with advice on the design and delivery of effective colorectal cancer screening programs. The webinar will provide participants with a guided tour of the best practices, case studies, and templates and tools found within the handbook, and offer a deeper dive into the exemplary practices for one of the profiled health plans.

Speakers:

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Managing Director—Research
QNA Group

 

 

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Medical Director
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

 

 

Registration is required. The webinar is open to CDC grantees, NCCRT members, 80% by 2018 partners, ACS Health Systems and Communications staff, and new partners that are interested in getting engaged in colorectal cancer screening efforts.

A replay of the webinar will be made available a few days after the webinar on the NCCRT webinar archive webpage.

 

 

 

 

Webinar – Asian American Communications Companion Guide on Colorectal Cancer Screening

webinar-promo-2017-0209In this webinar we’ll release new assets for 80% by 2018 communications work, including our new Asian American Subpopulations Companion Guide, advice on earning earned media, advice on engaging celebrities and tips for evaluating your communications efforts. Presentations will end by 1:00pm EST, but speakers will stay on until 1:15pm EST to answer questions.

Speakers:

  • Karen E. Kim, MD, MS
    Director, Center for Asian Health Equity Director, UCCCC Office of Community Engagement and Cancer Disparities
    University of Chicago
  • Kathleen Lobb
    Chief Communications Officer
    The Entertainment Industry Foundation
    Member, Stand Up To Cancer Council of Founders and Advisors
  • John Patton
    Director of Public Affairs
    National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
  • Amanda Hane
    Research Associate
    Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

The webinar is open to CDC grantees, NCCRT members, 80% by 2018 partners, and ACS Health Systems and Communications staff. Registration is required.

A replay of the webinar will be made available a few days after the webinar on the NCCRT webinar archive webpage.

 

 

 

 

Webinar – How to Pay for Screening Navigation Toolkit

webinar-promo-01102017The NCCRT and the Colorado School of Public Health will be releasing a new toolkit: Paying for Colorectal Cancer Screening Patient Navigation Toolkit. The toolkit provides practical advice on paying for and sustaining colorectal cancer screening patient navigation. It’s designed to help health care professionals at various stages of establishing a screening navigation program. While there are no magic wand solutions, we are confident you will find this comprehensive look at how various programs have sustained their work of interest. Join NCCRT Steering Committee member Andrea (Andi) Dwyer of the Colorado School of Public Health as she walks through the toolkit content on January 10th, at 2:00pm EST.

Registration is required.

A replay of the webinar will be made available a few days after the webinar on the NCCRT webinar archive webpage.

 

 

 

Webinar – Familial Risk and Colorectal Cancer Screening

webinar-promo-12082016-03This webinar will address what we know and don’t know about colorectal cancer screening for those with a familiar risk of colorectal cancer. During the webinar, study authors Dr. Jan Lowery and Dr. Dennis Ahnen will review the NCCRT-commissioned article that was published earlier this year on colorectal cancer and family history in the journal Cancer: Understanding the contribution of family history to colorectal cancer risk and its clinical implications: A state-of-the-science review. The NCCRT’s Family History Task Group conducted this review to better understand the current state of knowledge regarding family history and colorectal cancer.

Speakers:

  • Dennis Ahnen, MD, University of Colorado Cancer Center
  • Jan Lowery, PhD, MPH, Catholic Health Initiatives

Registration is required.

A replay of the webinar will be made available a few days after the webinar on the NCCRT webinar archive webpage.

 

Webinar – Colorectal cancer screening and the Patient-Centered Medical Home

Webinar Promo 07282016.V2This webinar will address colorectal cancer screening in the Patient-Centered Medical Home. NCCRT Co-chair Dr. Robert Smith will review the article, Promoting cancer screening within the patient centered medical home, and NCCRT member Dr. Sue Lagarde will describe her practice’s use of colorectal cancer screening for patient-centered medical home recognition quality improvement efforts.

Speakers:

  • Robert Smith, PhD, NCCRT Co-chair and Vice President, Cancer Screening, American Cancer Society
  • Suzanne Lagarde, MD, MBA, FACP, CEO, Fair Haven Community Health Center

Registration is required.

A replay of the webinar will be made available a few days after the webinar on the NCCRT webinar archive webpage.