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CRC News: March 10, 2021

CRC News: March 10, 2021

New NCCRT 80% in Every Community Brief for Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalitions

Comprehensive cancer control (CCC) programs and coalitions play a critical role in promoting colorectal cancer screening messages and activities in community settings across the United States. The newly released brief, , contains useful information and resources that will accelerate efforts to improve screening rates in your state, tribal organization, or territory.

The American Cancer Society Releases Guidance on Effectively Messaging Cancer Screening During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Late last month the American Cancer Society released the , which includes information on both old and new barriers to cancer screening, delivers updated findings on how the pandemic has impacted cancer care, and shares tested messages that will resonate throughout the pandemic. A companion brief and additional communications assets are also included to support your organization’s return to cancer screening outreach efforts.

This work builds on the , released in October 2020, which provides guidance on how public health agencies, health care providers, and screening advocates across the nation can promote and deliver cancer screening appropriately, safely, and equitably during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reminder: Register for our Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Webcast on March 16!

We hope you will join us on March 16 at 3:00 PM ET for our annual Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month webcast. Hear from Richard Wender, MD, and Robert Smith, PhD, NCCRT co-chairs; Lisa Richardson, MD, MPH, Director of CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control; Rebecca Siegel, MPH, Senior Scientific Director, Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society; Folasade May, MD, PhD, MPhil, UCLA Health, our 2021 80% in Every Community National Achievement Awards grand prize honoree; and other special guests.

Ways to get engaged:

  1. Send us a picture of you dressed in blue for colorectal cancer awareness! Email your photo to [email protected] by March 12th to be included in a photo montage during the webcast.
  2. Connect with us on social media! Follow #80inEveryCommunity on and follow our page.
  3. Spread the word! Share the link to register with your colleagues and partners.
  4. Join us.

Partner Events this March

Below are just a few of the exciting events that partner organizations are hosting this March. Share your event using #80inEveryCommunity or tag @NCCRTnews and we’ll be sure to share!

Relevant Journal Articles, Publications, & Other News



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