The 80% by 2018 National Achievement Awards is a program designed to recognize individuals and organizations who are dedicating their time, talent and expertise to advancing needed initiatives that support the shared goal to regularly screen 80% of adults 50 and over by 2018. More than 1,000 organizations – including medical professional societies, academic centers, survivor groups, government agencies, cancer coalitions, cancer centers, payers, and many others – have signed a pledge to make this goal a priority. This program seeks to highlight the work of 80% by 2018 partners and other leaders and organizations who are advancing this important goal.
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WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of death from cancer in men and women in the United States and a cause of considerable suffering among more than 135,000 adults diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year. The good news is that when adults get screened for colorectal cancer, it can be detected early at a stage when treatment is most likely to be successful, and in some cases, it can be prevented through the detection and removal of precancerous polyps. About 1 in 3 adults between 50 and 75 years old – about 23 million people – are not getting screened as recommended.
80% by 2018 is a National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable initiative in which more than 1,000 organizations have committed to substantially reduce colorectal cancer through screening – making our collective achievements the next big public health success story. If you haven’t already, pledge your organization’s support for 80% by 2018.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Honorees will be announced in February 2017 and we are looking to feature additional runners up throughout the year.
The top five submissions, as determined by an independent volunteer panel, will be awarded one of the following beginning in February 2017:
Grand Prize: $3,000 charitable donation on behalf of the honoree (if the honoree is a non-profit, they can receive the donation directly) and certificate of recognition
1st Runner Ups (four prizes): $1,000 charitable donation on behalf of the honoree (if the honoree is a non-profit, they can receive the donation directly) and certificate of recognition
Project descriptions and bios featured on NCCRT.org
The opportunity to be a guest writer for the new NCCRT 80% by 2018 blog
A press release from NCCRT announcing the award
Our intent is that charitable donations be used to advance the good work being done to substantially reduce colorectal cancer as a major public health problem.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO SUBMIT AN ENTRY?
Almost anyone who believes their work can be considered an 80% by 2018 success story can submit an entry! Nominations and self-nominations will be accepted. NCCRT members and non-members alike can participate and individual or collaborative efforts are eligible. Nonprofits, corporations, individuals, community groups – anyone who is working toward the shared goal to achieve 80% by 2018. Note that the program is only open to US residents 18 years and older. ACS staff are not eligible to be nominated, but they are encouraged to submit nominations. Submissions could come from:
Cancer Coalition/State Roundtable
Community Health Center
Policy Maker/Community Leader
Some examples could include:
Leaders who are empowering people and organizations to work together to accelerate efforts to increase colorectal cancer screening rates, particularly among the unscreened.
Individual survivors or those touched by colorectal cancer, who are using their personal story to educate about the importance of screening and ensure that others can benefit from life-saving screening tests.
Public officials/Advocates who are working to ensure that barriers to screening are coming down.
Organizations/medical practices putting processes and systems in place to make sure that each and every person eligible for screening gets a message about screening and knows how to successfully act on that message.
Community Health Centers and other entities working to help the underserved overcome barriers to colorectal cancer screening.
An independent, volunteer team will consider such factors as the following in selecting honorees:
IMPACT: Was the nominee able to measure impact? Or improve screening rates for a target population?
COMMUNITIES IN NEED: How did the nominee’s activities address cultural challenges or the needs of underserved communities?
VISIBILITY: How did the nominee increase the community’s awareness of colorectal cancer screening? Did the messages align with 80% by 2018 messaging?
LEADERSHIP: Did the nominee demonstrate leadership?
INNOVATION: Did the nominee do something that was new or unique?
INSPIRATION: Would the nominee inspire others in their 80% by 2018 efforts?
Submissions forms should include:
Submission category (e.g. Health Plan)
Name, email address, organization (if applicable), phone number, city and state
Project Goal/Individual mission
Overview of the activity, initiative or outreach effort, including target audience (600 words or less)
Reason individual/program entity should be recognized, including evidence of impact (200 words or less)
HOW TO SUBMIT AN ENTRY:
The 2017 nomination period closed on December 7th, 2016. Honorees will be announced in February 2017.
By entering, the entrant agrees that the NCCRT may promote the winning entries in any form of media. (Nominated individuals/organizations will be contacted for promotion approval). While we must receive a complete application via the submission form linked above, we encourage you to share ideas and efforts through social media channels by using the hashtag #80%by2018SuccessStories. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Please help us spread the word by submitting your own nomination or encouraging high-performing colleagues or partners to submit their story. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!