Announcing the 2022 80% in Every Community National Achievement Awards Honorees

Please join us in congratulating the 2022 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.

Interested in learning more about the 2022 awardees? Register to join NCCRT’s annual Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month webcast on March 8th from 2:00-3:00 PM ET.

Grand Prize Winner: Pueblo Community Health Center

Category: Community Health Center

Founded in 1983, Pueblo Community Health Center provides primary care to largely lower income and racial and/or ethnic minority communities in and around Pueblo, CO. In 2019, PCHC selected colorectal cancer screening as a key performance measure to increase rates from a baseline of 54% in 2018. The COVID-19 pandemic struck three months into the work, but staff remained committed. Process improvements included developing provider champions to test and adapt new clinic workflows, reporting outcomes by provider, training medical assistants to educate and engage patients, utilizing case management and navigation staff to reduce barriers, adapting workflows to the telehealth environment, and postcard mailings. The screening initiative provided a focus in which staff and management could express their values for patient-focused care despite the challenges brought on by the pandemic. By 2021, screening rates had reached 62%. The same year, the Health Resources and Services Administration awarded PCHC a “Gold” Quality Award, placing it in the top 10% of health centers nationally.

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The 80% in Every Community National Achievement Awards program is made possible in part by support from Platinum sponsors to our 80% in Every Community Conference & NCCRT Annual Meeting. Thank you to Guardant Health for sponsoring the 2022 awards program!