Announcing the 2024 80% in Every Community National Achievement Awards Honorees

Please join us in congratulating the 2024 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 5, 2024 American Cancer Society news release announcing their wins and look forward to individual in-depth blogs highlighting their work over the next year.

Interested in learning more about the 2024 awardees? Register to join NCCRT’s annual Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month webcast on March 13th from 12:00-1:00 PM ET.

Grand Prize: Southwest Coalition for Colorectal Cancer Screening (SuCCCeS) Program

Category: Cancer Program

The Southwest Coalition for Colorectal Cancer Screening (SuCCCeS) program is designed to reduce the rates of colorectal cancer (CRC) in El Paso, Texas, and the surrounding 56 counties. Based at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, SuCCCeS works in partnership with multiple community organizations and is supported by funding from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). The program serves a population of 2.56 million people who are primarily medically underserved, ethnically diverse, and located in rural and border communities. SuCCCeS focuses on sustainably engaging healthcare systems and community organizations to address identified barriers to reducing CRC disparities and funding screening. To date, SuCCCeS has distributed over 31,000 fecal immunochemical test (FIT) kits, with a return rate of 71%. SuCCCeS has scheduled over 800 high-risk screening and over 1100 diagnostic colonoscopies for patients with positive or abnormal FIT results, with a completion rate of 74%. SuCCCeS credits their high FIT return and follow-up colonoscopy completion rates to working within and listening to their community and being a resource for other partners. They are most proud of the cancers they have prevented or caught early with their work, which, as of January 2024, stands at 34 cancers diagnosed and over 1000 individuals with adenomatous polyps removed.  Learn more about them here or in their guest blog describing their work