Announcing the 2020 80% in Every Community National Achievement Awards Honorees
Please join us in congratulating the 2020 80% in Every Community National Achievement Award Honorees!
The 80% in Every Community National Achievement Awards program is designed to recognize individuals and organizations who are dedicating their time, talent and expertise to advancing needed initiatives that support the shared goal to colorectal cancer screening rates of 80% and higher in communities across the nation. Read more about the awards program.
Grand Prize Winner: The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is the state of Alabama’s largest employer and an internationally renowned research university and academic medical center. Its professional schools and specialty patient-care programs are consistently ranked among the nation’s top 50. In 2016, UAB Medicine and UAB Employee Wellness began partnering with the American Cancer Society to increase colorectal cancer screening and awareness among the university’s 23,000 employees. These efforts led to the Love Your Bum, Get it Screened campaign, a creative and multifaceted campaign with screening events including an inflatable walk-through colon, lunch and learns with physician presentations, educational videos highlighting UAB leadership, contests, and screening and awareness messages on employee websites and social media. As a result, colorectal cancer screening among UAB employees enrolled in a medical plan has increased from 54% in 2014 to 68% in 2019.