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CRC News: June 27, 2023

CRC News: June 27, 2023

Dear NCCRT Members & 80% Partners:

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

ACS NCCRT Partners with AMGA on New CRC Learning Collaborative

Today, the AMGA Foundation, an ACS NCCRT member, announced the launch of a 22-month initiative focused on helping medical groups develop and implement strategies to increase colorectal cancer screening rates among all average-risk patients age 45-75. The initiative is designed to provide a platform for participating organizations to improve their rate of complete colorectal cancer screening through the development and implementation of quality improvement projects, best practices sharing, and peer-to-peer learning.

The ACS NCCRT is proud to serve as a formal partner to support the efforts. “Proactive, population-based approaches to deliver timely colorectal cancer screening are crucial to saving lives from colorectal cancer,” said Dr. Arif Kamal, chief patient officer at the American Cancer Society. “It is through partnerships like this that we can catalyze action around colorectal cancer prevention and early detection and save more lives from this disease.”

View the press release to learn more about the goals of the initiative and about the 20 medical groups and health systems that were selected to participate.

New 80% in Every Community Campaign Talking Points

Are you new to 80% in Every Community, our shared goal of reaching colorectal cancer screening rates of 80% and higher in communities across the nation? Or are you a longtime supporter looking for plug-and-play language to pitch the shared goal to your partners? We have just the tools for you! Visit the campaign webpage to find our newly updated campaign talking points, which you are welcome to use and adapt in your work to advance our shared goal.

2023 Annual Meeting Registration to Launch in August

Members: We hope you are already saving the date for our 2023 ACS NCCRT Annual Meeting, which will take place Nov. 15-17 in Houston, TX. We will share further details on the agenda, hotel, registration, and sponsorship opportunities in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, please mark your calendars!

Not currently a member? It’s not too late to apply! Learn more about NCCRT membership.

Southeastern Colorectal Cancer Consortium Meeting a Success!

The ACS NCCRT staff were thrilled to convene with numerous members and partners at the Southeastern Colorectal Cancer Consortium in Norfolk, VA last week. Kudos to the meeting planners for putting together a fantastic agenda! We were pleased to have a poster accepted our on recently updated resource, Steps For Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates: A Manual For Primary Care Practices.

Many thanks for the great work you do!

The NCCRT Team


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