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CRC News: December 19, 2018

CRC News: December 19, 2018
Hello NCCRT Members & 80% Partners,

At this time of year, we are reflecting on how grateful we are for our members and partners. You inspire us with your dedication, creativity, and passion for our shared goal to save lives from colorectal cancer. We look forward to working with you to reach 80% in Every Community starting in 2019 and after some well-deserved time off over the holidays. But first, we have several exciting updates to share.

80% by 2018 Beyond Thankful Report

We are pleased to release the 80% by 2018 Beyond Thankful report, which tells the story of our collective ambition, commitment, and unity during the course of this campaign. We hope it not only inspires a sense of accomplishment, but also expresses our absolute gratitude for the enthusiasm, innovation, and hard work that you put into making this campaign a success. The 80% by 2018 effort brought out the best in us and we have no intention of letting this spirit of goodwill fade as we launch 80% in Every Community.

Thank you to the NCCRT Steering Committee, the Public Awareness and Social Media Task Group, and the project advisory group that oversaw the development of this report. Advisory group members included: Dennis Ahnen, April Barry, Durado Brooks, Anne Carlson, Paige Cucchi, Brian Davis, David Greenwald, Laura Habighorst, Nikki Hayes, Steven Itzkowitz, Kinetra Joseph, Dorothy Lane, Michael Potter, Marta Sanchez, Paul Schroy, Robert Smith, and Andrew Wortmann. A special thank you to 1000 Feathers for leading the design, development, and editing of the report.

Finally, thanks for all the contributions and extraordinary work from our members and 80% pledged partners during the course of the campaign.

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Save the Date: Upcoming Webinar

Colorectal Cancer Screening Data Set Update: How are We Doing on our Efforts to Reach 80%?

January 28th, 1:00 to 2:00 PM ET

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Please save Monday, January 28th at 1:00 pm ET for an NCCRT webinar on the latest colorectal cancer screening data that informs how we are doing as a nation with our efforts to reach an 80% colorectal cancer screening rate. The webinar will include a review of the key colorectal cancer screening data sets: NHIS, BRFSS, UDS, and HEDIS. You will hear from experts as they give an update on where we are progressing and where we still need to focus, to help inform your work ahead. Registration information will soon be available.

On the 80% Blog: Partner Survey Results

We wanted to let you know that a new 80% by 2018 Blog sharing highlights from the 2018 80% Partner Survey, is now available. One of the most exciting findings is that 64% of organizations reported their colorectal cancer screening rate increased in the last year, up three percentage points from 2017.

Many thanks to Richard Killewald, Senior Data Manager, Cancer Control Intervention at the American Cancer Society for analyzing this year’s data, preparing the highlights report, and authoring this guest blog post.

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New Partner Resources in the NCCRT Resource Center

Three new partner resources are now available in the NCCRT Resource Center:

  • Colorectal Cancer Screening State Profiles – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) new state profiles provide state-specific colorectal cancer screening trends from 2012 through 2016, modeled county-level colorectal cancer screening estimates from 2014, and screening prevalence by race/ethnicity, sex, insurance status, and age group for all for all 50 states, DC, and Puerto Rico.
  • Penn State Health Electronic Employee Survey – Physician researchers at Penn State Health developed this colorectal cancer screening uptake and risk assessment tool for use by large entities such as employers and medical practices.
  • Prevent Colon Cancer Throughout Your Life Poster – This poster from the Colon Cancer Prevention Project illustrates steps to prevent colorectal cancer throughout the life course.

Thank you to Nikki Hayes, Djenaba Joseph, Faye Wong, and Lisa Richardson at CDC; Thomas McGarrity and Chris Soriano at Penn State Health; and Whitney Jones and Katie Pilkington at the Colon Cancer Prevention Project for sharing these resources.

Do you have a resource that you’d like to share in the NCCRT Resource Center? Learn about the Resource Center and how to submit a resource.

Get your State to Recognize March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month!

Fight Colorectal Cancer is once again inviting partners to help get March recognized as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in every state. Learn how you can participate in the Blue Star States campaign.

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Registration Open: Dialogue for Action

Each year, the Dialogue for Action® on Cancer Screening and Prevention meeting brings together key stakeholders from clinical practice and public health programs to share effective strategies to improve cancer prevention and early detection. Registration is now open for this year’s meeting, which will be held on April 24-26, 2019 at the Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport in Arlington, VA. NCCRT plans to host a workshop during the preconference session on Wednesday, April 24th. More information will be shared soon. Many thanks to our friends at the Prevent Cancer Foundation for generously sharing their meeting space with us.

Registration Open: Health Equity and Literacy Summit on Colorectal Cancer

Registration Surgery on Sunday – Louisville is hosting the Health Equity and Literacy Summit on Colorectal Cancer – HEAL on June 8th, 2019 in Louisville, KY. The summit is an open forum to discuss and develop solutions to increase health literacy and access to care in African American communities, specifically focusing on colorectal cancer. All healthcare professionals, public health experts, advocacy partners, and other interested individuals are invited. Registration is now open.

Save the Date: Annual CRC Awareness Webcast

The NCCRT, Fight Colorectal Cancer, American Cancer Society, Mayo Clinic, Exact Sciences, and UPS are once again planning to join together during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month with partners around the country to spread awareness about colorectal cancer, celebrate successes, and publicly launch our new 80% in Every Community campaign. This signature event and live broadcast will take place in Atlanta on March 7, 2019. Registration is not yet available, but watch CRC News for future updates, or visit this page to sign up to receive event updates.

Save the Date: 2019 Southeastern Colorectal Cancer Consortium

Save the date for the fourth annual Southeastern Colorectal Cancer Consortium, which will be held in Little Rock, June 19th through 21st, 2019. The meeting will tackle best practices, lessons learned, and how to move forward in our work surrounding colorectal cancer.

Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday season!


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