Announcing the 2018 80% by 2018 National Achievement Awards Honorees

Please join us in congratulating the 2018 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: Oklahoma City Indian Clinic

Category: Community Health Center

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic (OKCIC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit clinic providing services to nearly 20,000 American Indians in central Oklahoma from over 200 federally recognized tribes every year, has implemented many practice changes to increase colorectal cancer screening rates. These include forming a quality improvement committee that meets quarterly to analyze and review evidence-based practices and current initiatives, systematizing patient and provider reminders, improving tracking in the electronic health record, offering incentives for completing screening at health fairs, and providing navigation to patients in need of follow up care. OKCIC also implemented a multidisciplinary approach to provide patients in need of screening with a fecal immunochemical test (FIT) which included public health, pharmacy, and registration staff, and improved access to screenings by offering a Flu-FIT clinic in the fall. As a result, OKCIC has increased colorectal cancer screening rates among age-eligible patients from 14% in 2007 to 64% in 2016, while patient volume increased by 27%.

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