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CRC News: June 3, 2022

CRC News: June 3, 2022

Dear NCCRT Members:


We have several exciting updates to share with you this week.

Register Now: Webinar Release of NCCRT’s New 2022 Messaging Guidebook for Black & African American People

Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Time: 12:00-1:00 PM ET

Register now for the upcoming webinar release of NCCRT’s 2022 Messaging Guidebook for Black & African American People: Messages to Motivate for Colorectal Cancer Screening. You will receive an overview of the NCCRT market research findings, learn about identified barriers to CRC screening, understand preferred and trusted sources for receiving healthcare information, and learn about research-tested messages that could help encourage unscreened Black people and African Americans to seek CRC screening.

Black and African American people experience disproportionately high incidence and mortality rates from colorectal cancer (CRC), with CRC death rates almost 40% higher than those of white people. While screening is only one element of the work that needs to be done to address these CRC disparities, it is important to promote screening in the best way possible. This new guidebook is intended to provide you with information and tools to help you work towards closing disparity gaps by using effective, tailored cancer screening messaging to help motivate people to get screened.


  • Adjoa Anyane-Yeboa, MD, MPH, Board Member, Co-Founder, Association of Black Gastroenterologists & Hepatologists
  • Michelle Aubertine, MBA, Project Manager, KS&R
  • Folasade P. May, MD, PhD, MPhil, Board Member, Co-Founder, Association of Black Gastroenterologist & Hepatologists

NCCRT would like to thank Quest Diagnostics for supporting the development of this resource, as well as the numerous NCCRT members and partners that contributed their time and expertise.

Registration is free and is open to NCCRT members, 80% Pledge partners, CDC grantees, ACS and ACS CAN staff, and other partners working to increase colorectal cancer screening rates. Pre-registration is required.

Registration is open for NCCRT’s Next Blue Star Conversation!

Join us for our next Blue Star Conversation on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, from 12:00-1:00 PM ET. The upcoming “Demystifying Colorectal Cancer Screening Quality Measures: A Conversation with NCQA’s Mary Barton” will be hosted by the Policy Action Strategic Priority Team and will feature an interview with Mary Barton, MD MPP, Vice President of Performance Measurement at the National Committee of Quality Assurance (NCQA).

It’s been an exciting year with many policy successes, including adding CRC screening as a Medicaid measure and the elimination of cost sharing for colonoscopies that follow abnormal non-colonoscopy tests for private health plans. Now is your chance to ask an expert about what this all means for CRC screening tracking at the health plan level.

NCCRT’s Blue Star Conversations is a series of one-hour programs that feature a brief and topical presentation or interview followed by interactive discussion and regrouping for key takeaways. Each conversation in the series is hosted by one of NCCRT’s six Strategic Priority Teams.

Registration is open to NCCRT members and CDC’s Colorectal Cancer Control Program and Comprehensive Cancer Control Program grantees.

Do you need to update your NCCRT member representatives? Or are you unsure of who is on our lists? Please email [email protected].

Resource Updates: How Can Employers and Survivors & Families Save More Lives from Colorectal Cancer?

We encourage you to review and circulate our newly updated briefs on how employers and survivors and families can help advance the shared goal to reach colorectal cancer screening rates of 80% and higher in adults ages 45 and older. An update to our brief for women’s health providers was also released last month.

Visit the NCCRT resource Center to download these newly updated resources and share them in your networks to equip your partners with action steps to advance 80% in Every Community. Please also keep an eye out for additional NCCRT resource updates coming soon

Save the Date: 2022 NCCRT Annual Meeting

We hope you are already saving the date for the November 16-18, 2022, in Baltimore, MD.

A personalized link to registration will be emailed to NCCRT member representatives in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, please email if you need to update your NCCRT member representatives or if you are you unsure of who is on our lists.

Many thanks for the great work you do!

The NCCRT Team


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