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Employer Strategies For Success – November 30, 2017
This American Cancer Society webinar explored how employers can impact their employees’ health through colorectal cancer screening interventions.
Meeting Report: Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening for American Indians and Alaska Natives
This report summarizes the presentations, discussions, and strategic planning that took place during the ACS/NCCRT meeting to discuss increasing CRC screening in AI/AN communities in April 2016.
What Can Employers Do To Advance the 80% Screening Goal?
Learn how employers can be part of the national effort to make sure 80% of adults ages 50 and older are regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.
Clinician’s Reference: Stool-Based Tests for Colorectal Cancer Screening
This newly revised resource is designed to introduce (or reintroduce) clinicians to the value of stool-based testing for colorectal cancer.
80% by 2018 Progress – October 3, 2017
This webinar shared an update on our progress in the 80% by 2018 initiative, including a look at the latest colorectal cancer screening measures.
HSRA Community Health Center Program Data
Each year, Health Resources and Services Administration funded Health Centers are required to report a core set of information, including a colorectal cancer screening measure.
Links of Care Update – July 27, 2017
This webinar shared what we’ve learned so far from our Links of Care pilots, which seek to improve colorectal cancer screening and follow up care for uninsured and underinsured patients by strengthening the medical neighborhood.
The Evaluation Toolkit is intended to help organizations and communities evaluate a wide variety of interventions designed to increase awareness and use of colorectal cancer screening.
Evaluation Toolkit Update – June 27, 2017
This webinar introduced the new updates to NCCRT's evaluation toolkit, How to Evaluate Activities to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening and Awareness.
Colorectal Cancer Initiatives In Medicaid Agencies – A National Review
The NCCRT Policy Action Task Group conducted a state by state assessment of CRC control activity among Medicaid programs.
Colorectal Cancer Screening: Recommendations for physicians and patients from the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer
In June 2017, the US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer Screening released new guidelines that recommend screening begin at age 50 for average risk individuals, with screening starting at age 45 for African-Americans.
Colorectal Cancer Screening Best Practices Handbook for Health Plans – March 28, 2017
This webinar introduced the new NCCRT Colorectal Cancer Screening Best Practices Handbook for Health Plans.
Asian Americans Companion Guide & 2017 Communications Updates – February 9, 2017
This webinar introduced new assets for 80% by 2018 communications work, including the new Asian Americans and Colorectal Cancer Companion Guide, advice on earning earned media, advice on engaging celebrities and tips for evaluating your communications efforts.
Earning Your Earned Media
With this brief, learn how to build your brand, strengthen your media relationships, and create newsworthy messages.
Guidance on Evaluating 80% by 2018 Messaging
This resource provides guidance for evaluating the effectiveness and impact of 80% by 2018 communications efforts.
500 Cities Project
The 500 Cities Project provides interactive, downloadable small-area estimates for 27 chronic disease risk factors, health outcomes, and clinical preventive service uses for city-level and census tract-level areas in the largest 500 cities in the United States, including colorectal cancer screening.
United States Cancer Statistics: Data Visualizations
This resource provides interactive data visualizations of official federal statistics on cancer incidence and deaths.
FluFIT programs increase colorectal cancer screening rates by providing a take home fecal immunochemical test (FIT) to eligible patients when they receive their annual flu shot.
State Cancer Profiles
The State Cancer Profiles website provides interactive graphics and maps to characterize the cancer burden across various geographic areas and demographic groups.
Identifying High Risk Patients and Families in Your Practice
This supplement to "What can Gastroenterologists & Endoscopists Do to Advance 80% by 2018?" provides guidance on identifying high risk patients and families.
Familial Risk & Colorectal Cancer Screening – December 8, 2016
This webinar addressed what we know and don’t know about colorectal cancer screening for those with a familiar risk of colorectal cancer.
What Can Survivors & Families Do To Advance 80% By 2018?
Learn how survivors and families can be part of the national effort to make sure 80% of adults ages 50 and older are regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.
What Can Radiologists Do To Advance 80% By 2018?
Learn how radiologists can be part of the national effort to make sure 80% of adults ages 50 and older are regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.
What can community organizations do to advance 80% by 2018?
Learn how community organizations can be part of the national effort to make sure 80% of adults ages 50 and older are regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.
What Can Primary Care Physicians Do To Advance 80% by 2018?
Learn how primary care physicians can be part of the national effort to make sure 80% of adults ages 50 and older are regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.
Colorectal Cancer Screening & the Patient-Centered Medical Home – July 28, 2016
This webinar addressed colorectal cancer screening in the Patient-Centered Medical Home.
What Can Gastroenterologists & Endoscopists Do To Advance 80% By 2018?
Learn how gastroenterologists and endoscopists can be part of the national effort to make sure 80% of adults ages 50 and older are regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.
Mapping 80% by 2018 by State
NCCRT Evaluation and Measurement Task Group co-chair Ann G. Zauber, PhD, researcher at Memorial Sloan Kettering, presented a poster describing 80% by 2018 progress to date at the annual Digestive Disease Week Conference in San Diego in May 2016.
Guidance on Implementing FIT-based Screening Programs – June 29, 2016
This webinar reviewed the rationale for FIT-based testing programs, discussed implementation strategies, and reviewed possible solutions to common barriers to FIT programs.
Screening for Colorectal Cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement
In 2016, the USPSTF released a new “A” grade Final Recommendation Statement for colorectal cancer screening, which recommends screening for colorectal cancer starting at age 50 and continuing until age 75 years with one of several screening strategies.
Paid Leave Policies for Cancer Screenings
The New York State Department of Health offers resources to help employers develop an effective policy of providing paid leave for employee colorectal cancer screenings.
eClinicalWorks Best Practices Guide – May 5, 2016
This webinar provided an in-depth look at our eClinicalWorks Best Practices Workflow and Documentation Guide to support colorectal cancer screening.
What can Comprehensive Cancer Control coalitions do to advance 80% by 2018?
Learn how CCC coalitions can be part of the national effort to make sure 80% of adults ages 50 and older are regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.
80% by 2018 Impact on Lives Saved by State
Researchers estimate that achieving 80% by 2018 would prevent 277,000 new cases and 203,000 deaths from colon cancer by 2030.
Waiving Colonoscopy Co-pays – April 12, 2016
This webinar explained what’s covered with respect to colorectal cancer screening, what’s not covered and how to code for it; provided an update on federal and state efforts to remove cost sharing; and described how Gateway Health removed copays for colonoscopies following positive FIT tests.
What Can Elected Officials Do To Advance 80% By 2018?
Learn how mayors, governors, and state legislators can be part of the national effort to make sure 80% of adults ages 50 and older are regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.
What can women’s health providers do to advance 80% by 2018?
Learn how women's health providers can be part of the national effort to make sure 80% of adults ages 50 and older are regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.
Study on Medicaid Expansion and Access
A study released by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and the NCCRT estimates that in 2017 over 2.7 million low-income men and women aged 50-64 will remain uninsured and continue to lack access to an affordable health care coverage option, including colorectal cancer screening services.
80% by 2018 Talking Points
The following talking points can help you explain the 80% by 2018 initiative in your media outreach and other communications materials.
CDC Colorectal Cancer Control Program Overview – January 14, 2016
This webinar provided an overview of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Colorectal Cancer Control Program, explaining how the program supports evidence-based interventions.
Spotlight on C5: New York City’s Colorectal Cancer Control Coalition – December 10, 2015
This webinar profiled the work of the New York City Citywide Colon Cancer Control Coalition (C5) and reviewed the new publication on C5's work to increase colorectal cancer screening and address disparities.
EHR Best Practice Workflow and Documentation Guide
The NCCRT commissioned the Health Center Network of New York (HCNNY) to develop EHR Best Practice Workflow and Documentation Guide to Support Colorectal Cancer Screening Improvement with eClinicalWorks.
The Importance of Waiving Cost-sharing for Follow-up Colonoscopies: Action Steps for Health Plans
This brief makes the case to health plans to waive cost-sharing for members when colonoscopy is ordered as follow-up to a positive stool test or other colorectal cancer screening test, just as cost-sharing is waived for colonoscopy when it is selected as the first-line screening exam.
Exemplary Primary Care Practices – November 10, 2015
During this webinar, Dr. Jason Crawford, Chief Medical Officer of Community Health Alliance in Reno, Nevada shared his experience implementing practice improvements to increase colorectal cancer screening rates.
Evaluating Systems Change Focused on Colorectal Cancer Screening – October 8, 2015
This webinar provided a review of the seven steps to evaluation and explored how to evaluate systems change initiatives.
Partner Videos & PSAs
NCCRT Members have developed a wealth of videos and public service announcements (PSAs) to promote colorectal cancer screening that you can use, promote and share. Visit the links below for details.
Exemplary Health Plan Practices – September 10, 2015
During this webinar, Andrew Zinkel, MD, MBA, Associate Medical Director of Quality at HealthPartners, shared HealthPartners’ experience with colorectal cancer screening efforts, including work they have done to use data to address disparities issues.
Links of Care – August 17, 2015
This webinar examined the common features of model programs that have demonstrated success in delivering colorectal cancer screening and follow-up care to uninsured, underinsured, and low-income adults in their respective communities.
Colorectal Cancer Screening Data Sets – July 30, 2015
This webinar reviewed key colorectal cancer screening data sets, including BRFSS, NHIS, HEDIS, and UDS.
Review of Population-based Programs for Colorectal Cancer Screening
Colorectal cancer screening with a population-based approach shows significant potential to increase screening among an eligible population in a cost-effective model.
Screening for Colorectal Cancer: Optimizing Quality (CME)
These free Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CME courses provides guidance and tools for clinicians on the optimal ways to implement screening for colorectal cancer.
2015 80% by 2018 Communications Guidebook – February 3, 2015
This webinar provided an introduction to the 2015 80% by 2018 Communications Guidebook, including an overview of the market research that went into the development of the resource.
What Can Insurers Do To Advance 80% By 2018?
Learn how health insurers can be part of the national effort to make sure 80% of adults ages 50 and older are regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.
What Can Hospitals Do To Advance 80% By 2018?
Learn how hospitals and health systems can be part of the national effort to make sure 80% of adults ages 50 and older are regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.
Screen to Prevent (STOP) Colon Cancer
The Screen to Prevent (STOP) Colon Cancer project works to raise colorectal cancer screening rates in FQHCs in California, Oregon, and Washington State using FIT testing.
Blue Star Facebook Fan Page
Blue Star Facebook Fan Page and Flicker Site are new tools to help get the Blue Star launched into the Social Networking world and help the general public make the Blue Star their own.
Blue Star Artwork
The Blue Star Universal Symbol for colorectal cancer is free to all groups and programs as part of our mission to promote unity in the colorectal cancer field, in recognition of our shared common goal to prevent and eradicate colorectal cancer.
80% by 2018 Sizzle Reel (40 seconds)
The 40 second 80% by 2018 "sizzle reel" is an animated video that explains why colorectal cancer is a major public health problem and describes the tremendous impact we can make by achieving 80% by 2018.
Blue Star For Colon Cancer Website
Bluestarforcoloncancer.org website was designed to give consumers the opportunity to learn about the Blue Star and make it their own.
Blue Star Bulk Purchase Pin Program
Roundtable members can take advantage of group buying power by purchasing bulk orders of blue star pins through Pennington Promotion.
Blue Star Overview
Developed by the Medical University of South Carolina and the Digestive Disease Center of Charleston, SC, gives a basic background of the Blue Star’s history and tips on use.
Blue Star Marketing Kit
The Blue Star/March Marketing Kit was developed by the NCCRT for use by its members to help promote National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and the Blue Star, the universal symbol for colon cancer awareness.
CRC Speakers Bureau
The CRC Speakers Bureau aims to provide a cadre of knowledgeable, trained physicians to speak to medical and lay audiences on colorectal cancer science, practice, and resources in a wide variety of settings across the country.
Organizations are rallying around our shared goal of reaching 80% screened for colorectal cancer. Consider pledging your organization's commitment to the 80% effort.
Blue Star 10th Anniversary Commemorative Graphic
New this March, we’re sharing some fun blue star graphics for your use.
Improving Northern Plains American Indian Colorectal Cancer Screening (INPACS) Report
The Improving Northern Plains American Indian Colorectal Cancer Screening (INPACS) project recruited 54 Indian Health Services (IHS), tribal health, and urban health clinics within to better understand successes and challenges for colorectal cancer screening and to collaboratively develop strategies to improve cancer screening rates.
Report on Use of Medical Records to Facilitate Colorectal Cancer Screening
The NCCRT has joined with the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Community Health Centers to issue a new report entitled, “Use of Electronic Medical Records to Facilitate Colorectal Cancer Screening in Community Health Centers.”
Coverage of Medicaid Preventive Services for Adults – A National Review
The NCCRT partnered with ACS CAN and the American Heart Association to commission researchers at George Washington University to determine state by state Medicaid coverage around USPSTF-recommended preventive services, including colorectal cancer screening.
NCCRT/AARP Colorectal Cancer Screening Education Session
The Roundtable and AARP co-sponsored two “Teletown Halls” to educate AARP members about the importance of colorectal cancer screening.
Coverage of Colonoscopy Under the Affordable Care Act’s Prevention Benefit
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires private health insurers to cover recommended preventive services such as colonoscopies without any patient cost-sharing. This 2012 report finds that confusion over whether colorectal cancer screenings are characterized as preventive care or treatment means patients sometimes receive unexpected bills for the procedure.
Family PLZ! Resources
Family PLZ! is an NCCRT colorectal cancer awareness campaign with a special focus on family history that targets the younger population.
CRC Clinician’s Guide
The CRC Clinician’s Guide and slide set, is a practical guide for primary care clinicians, entitled, “How to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in Practice: A Primary Care Clinician’s Evidenced-Based Toolbox and Guide.”
Colorectal Cancer Screening Barriers and Facilitators in Older Persons
This systematic review identifies factors that are most consistently mentioned as either barriers to or facilitators of colorectal cancer screening in older persons.
The Quality of Colonoscopy Services – Responsibilities of Referring Clinicians
This report, developed by an NCCRT working group, provides criteria that primary care physicians can use when choosing a colonoscopist.
Quality Screening Colonoscopy Referral System
Sifri R, Wender R, Lieberman D, Potter M, Peterson K, Smith R. Developing a Quality Screening Colonoscopy Referral System in Primary Care Practice: A Report from the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable. CA Cancer J Clin 2010;60;40-49; originally published online Dec 18, 2009.
American Cancer Society Recommendations for Colorectal Cancer Early Detection
The American Cancer Society’s 2008 colorectal cancer screening guidelines recommend adults at average risk for the disease begin screening starting at age 50 with a menu of screening options.
Report on Savings to Medicare from Increased Colorectal Cancer Screening (2007)
This report describes potential savings to Medicare and pre-Medicare payers from increased colorectal cancer screening among 50-64 year olds.
CRC Screening Network Practice and Policy Survey
The aim of the Colorectal Cancer Screening Network Practice and Policy survey was to gather information from members of the National Colorectal Cancer Screening Network and their contacts about practices and policies and challenges associated with colorectal cancer screening delivery.
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