Announcing the 2016 80% by 2018 National Achievement Awards Honorees

Please join us in congratulating the 2016 80% by 2018 National Achievement Award Honorees!

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. Read more about the awards program

Grand Prize: Coal Country Community Health Centers

Category: Community Health Center

Coal Country Community Health Centers, a three-clinic Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) serving over 7,800 patients in rural North Dakota, increased their colorectal cancer screening rate among age-eligible patients from 29% in 2012 to 70% in December 2015. Coal Country used the patient-centered medical home model to transform and systematize colorectal cancer screening, including implementing a team-based approach, pre-visit planning, opportunistic screening during acute care visits, reminders and recall, and a flu-FIT (fecal immunochemical test) clinic. Coal Country is also providing leadership in their community by sharing best practices with other local FQHCs.

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Also, check the 80% by 2018 Blog for upcoming posts that profile their efforts.