500 Cities Project releases new city- and census tract-level CRC screening data

In December 2016 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data and map books for the 500 Cities Project. The project is a first-of-its-kind data analysis of 27 chronic disease measures for the 500 largest American cities and the census tracts within, which includes colorectal cancer screening among other preventive care measures. The project bolsters the availability of health data for small areas within cities and will aid in the development and implementation of effective and targeted public health prevention efforts. CDC plans to release interactive web application and maps in Spring 2017.

NCCRT hopes this data will fuel your efforts to promote increased colorectal cancer screening at the local level. We are curious to hear how you use this data. To share, please email nccrt@cancer.org.

Congratulations to our CDC partners for accomplishing the first step in this ambitious project!