CRC News: August 29, 2019
Hello 80% Partners,
We hope you are enjoying these last few weeks of summer! We have a few updates to share.
New Blog Post Interview with Sanford Health, 2019 80% By 2018 National Achievement Award Winner
Don’t miss the latest post on the 80% Blog featuring Tessi Ross of Sanford Health, our 2019 80% by 2018 National Achievement Award honoree in the hospital/health systems category. Learn about the strategies Sanford Health used to dramatically increase colorectal cancer screening from 68.7% in 2015 to their current rate of 78.1%, which amounts to an increase of more than 20,000 patients receiving screening. Congratulations again to Sanford Health, and many thanks to Tessi for spending time with us to share how they achieved success.
Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates Reach 44.1% In FQHCs in 2018
The UDS (Uniform Data System) colorectal cancer screening rate reached 44.1% in 2018, which amounts to a 14 percentage point increase since the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) began tracking colorectal cancer screening as a UDS measure in 2012. Furthermore, 31 health centers reached the 80% goal in 2018, up from 22 in 2017.
The NCCRT would like to congratulate our partners at HRSA and the National Association for Community Health Centers (NACHC) for championing efforts to increase CRC screening among their grantee and member health centers partners. And most of all, we’d like to share a huge round of applause for the staff and providers at health centers for their persistence and innovation in working day in and day out to provide eligible patients with the opportunity to screen for this largely preventable disease.
- Read more about the incredible work happening in health centers in a recent post on the 80% Blog.
- Visit the HRSA website to learn more about the UDS measure and to find the UDS screening rate for health centers in your state.
New Materials on Messaging to the Unscreened
We’ve added new materials and download options to complement the recently released 2019 Colorectal Cancer Screening Messaging Guidebook: Recommended Messaging to Reach the Unscreened. You can now download individual sections from the report, including single-page downloads for each of the demographic profiles examined from our market research. We hope you’ll find these alternative formats accessible and convenient to assist your future communications strategies. Please feel free to continue sharing this publication with your networks.
Newly Updated Materials for Healthcare Providers
Two popular resources have recently been updated to reflect the 80% in Every Community campaign: the Clinician’s Reference: Stool-Based Tests For Colorectal Cancer Screening and the co-brandableDos And Don’ts Of Colorectal Cancer Screening. Share these resources with healthcare providers to introduce (or reintroduce) clinicians to the value of stool-based testing for colorectal cancer and to provide a one-page synopsis of clinical best practices for colorectal cancer screening. Stay tuned for additional updates to NCCRT resources in the coming weeks!
Relevant Journal Articles and Publications
- The National Association for Community Health Centers (NACHC) recently released the publication: Colorectal Cancer: Applying the Value Transformation Framework to increase the percent of patients receiving screening in Federally Qualified Health Centers, which reports colorectal cancer screening improvements from combining the Value Transformation Framework, evidence-based colorectal cancer screening interventions, and the Learning Community Model.
- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network recently released the 2019 edition of the How Do You Measure Up? report. The report shows where each state stands on critical issues affecting cancer patients and survivors and includes a special section on access to colorectal cancer screening.
Thank you for the great work you do!
The NCCRT Team
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