Announcing the 2023 80% in Every Community National Achievement Awards Honorees

Please join us in congratulating the 2023 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.

View and share the March 7, 2023 American Cancer Society news release: American Cancer Society National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable recognizes efforts to increase colorectal cancer screenings.

Interested in learning more about the 2023 awardees? Register to join NCCRT’s annual Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month webcast on March 23rd from 2:00-3:00 PM ET.

Grand Prize: CommUnityCare Health Centers & Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin

Category: Innovative Partnership

CommUnityCare Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center, provides medical and dental services to more than 123,000 Central Texas residents, including people whose income and lack of health insurance prevent them from accessing care elsewhere. Working in partnership with the University of Texas Austin’s Dell Medical School and supported by funding from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, the partnering organizations undertook a multi-year effort to increase colorectal cancer (CRC) screening among eligible CommUnityCare patients. The team implemented a multi-faceted intervention that featured mailed stool-based testing and bilingual, bi-cultural screening navigation to ensure positive (abnormal) Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) results were followed by timely colonoscopy. Since 2017, over 58,000 FITs have been sent out to age-eligible patients, and nearly 13,500 patients have completed testing, with 726 positive tests. The program successfully navigates over 75% of FIT-positive patients to colonoscopy (median time 67 days). In under five years, CommUnityCare has doubled the proportion of patients up to date with CRC screening (from 19% to 44%) with no disparities based on insurance status, race, or ethnicity, all amidst the challenges of COVID-19. To date, the program has detected 16 colorectal cancers (70% early stage) and removed over 195 adenomas.

CommUnity Care


The 80% in Every Community National Achievement Awards program is made possible in part by support from Platinum sponsors to our NCCRT Annual Meeting. Thank you to Guardant Health and Labcorp for sponsoring the 2023 awards program!