CRC News: August 7, 2019
Hello NCCRT Members and 80% Partners,
We have a few updates to share.
New Blog Post Celebrating National Health Center Week
Join us in celebrating community health centers this week, National Health Center Week (NHCW), by checking out our new 80% Blog post that showcases the incredible work health centers are doing in the fight against colorectal cancer. Thank you to guest author Dr. Heather Brandt of the University of South Carolina and colleagues for sharing an example of tremendous progress in increasing colorectal cancer in rural and underserved communities in South Carolina. Feel free to share the blogand/or retweet/repost the messages we’re already sharing via @NCCRTnews and facebook.com/
Also, be sure to visit https://healthcenterweek.org/ to find social media tools, a media toolkit, fact sheets, and more to use in thanking the health centers that you work with. Finally, please join us in giving a shout out to the 236 health centers that have pledged to work toward colorectal cancer screening rates of 80% and higher! #ValueCHCs
ICYMI: New Guidebook on Messaging to the Unscreened
In case you missed our announcement last week, be sure to check out the new 2019 Colorectal Cancer Screening Messaging Guidebook: Recommended Messaging to Reach the Unscreened. The guidebook is based on new market research on screened and unscreened populations and is designed to help clinicians, health plans, health organizations, employers, family members and others convince more people to get recommended screening. It includes new market-research tested messages, insights into reaching common personas, and other findings that will better inform our efforts to improve colorectal cancer screening rates to 80% in Every Community.
Erica Hoffman Tribute
Singer-songwriter, vocal coach, and colorectal cancer screening advocate Erica Hoffman, 37, who spoke of her experience with colon cancer at our March 80% in Every Community launch has passed away after her battle with cancer. We will always remember Erica for her inspiration and her encouragement for others with a colon cancer diagnosis to share their stories. Visit this page for more information about Erica.
Thank you for the great work you do.
The NCCRT Team
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