CRC News: July 18, 2023

Dear NCCRT Members & 80% Partners:

We are pleased to share with you a couple updates to inform your colorectal cancer screening work.

Released Today: 10 Exemplary Primary Care Practice Site Case Studies 

Today, we are excited to announce the release of ten exemplary case studies to serve as a supplement to the Steps for Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates: A Manual for Primary Care Practices. These new case studies are based on interviews conducted by the ACS NCCRT with ten diverse primary care health systems that had made achievements in increasing their colorectal screening rates. They cover these health systems’ key innovations and strategies implemented in their specific populations as well as lessons learned. Much of the content is in their own words and the ACS NCCRT thanks them for sharing their stories.

The case studies profile the work of the following seven Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and three non-FQHC primary health systems:

  • Allegheny Health Network Premier Medical Associates
  • Coal Country Community Health Center
  • East Boston Neighborhood Center
  • Family and Medical Counseling Service, Inc.
  • Mercy Health System
  • NOELA Community Health Center
  • North Hudson Community Action Corporation
  • Sanford Health
  • Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center
  • Zufall Health Community Health Center

We encourage you to check out the updated Steps Guide with case studies and share widely with partners to provide real-world examples of how they too can increase colorectal cancer screening rates in primary care.

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Acknowledgements: The ACS NCCRT would like to thank the numerous people who generously offered their time and expertise to the development of the Steps guide and these case studies. The ACS NCCRT is especially grateful to the advisory committee, to HealthEfficient for serving as the lead author, and to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for their support.

Click here to view the Steps Guide and Case Studies

Welcome to our Newest ACS NCCRT Members:

We are pleased to announce the addition of six new ACS NCCRT member organizations:

  • Association of Community Cancer Centers
  • La Familia Health
  • Mississippi Colorectal Cancer Roundtable
  • Ohio Association of Community Health Centers
  • Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
  • Natera (Corporate Associate)

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to these new members!

Interested in applying for membership? Visit our website to learn about criteria for membership and to apply.

Many thanks for the great work you do!

The NCCRT Team