CRC News: March 28, 2019
Hello 80% Partners,
We hope you are enjoying the final days of March, Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! We have lots of news to share.
80% in Every Community Sizzle Reel & Press Kit
Don’t miss our new 60 second introduction to 80% in Every Community! This campaign “sizzle reel” is a great way to introduce partners to what the new campaign is all about. You can also find the video on our 80% in Every Community webpage. Additionally, press materials are now available to support your engagement with the campaign. Visit the 80% in Every Community Press Kit to find a template press release, media pitch, and media tip sheet. You will also find links to existing materials, such as a tip sheet on Earning your Earned Media. Lastly, did you miss the 80% in Every Community campaign launch on March 7? It was a tremendous event—our campaign hashtag, #80inEveryCommunity, even trended on Twitter! You can still watch the replay on our Facebook page. We also plan to share highlights on our blog in early April.
New Brief on 80% in Every Community for LGBT Communities
The NCCRT is pleased to partner with LGBT HealthLink and the American Cancer Society to release the new brief: 80% in Every Community: What Can Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Communities Do to Advance the Shared Goal to Screen 80% of Age-eligble Adults for Colorectal Cancer?, which outlines four things you can do to support colorectal cancer screening and prevention in LGBT communities. Special thanks to Regina Washington, DrPH, Director of Program Operations at LGBT HealthLink, and Tawana Thomas-Johnson, Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion at ACS for partnering with us to develop this new resource.
New NCCRT Staff Roles
We are pleased to share that Emily Bell and Caleb Levell are now assuming the roles of co-directors of the NCCRT. Emily’s new position is Director, NCCRT – Colorectal Cancer Interventions and Caleb’s role is now Director, NCCRT – Programs and Partnerships. Dionne Christopher, Program Manager, Cancer Screening, ACS and NCCRT, is continuing in her same role, and Dr. Durado Brooks, Vice President, Cancer Control Interventions, ACS, provides leadership to our team. We’re excited to take on these new roles!
NCCRT Workshop at Dialogue for Action
Registration is open for the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Dialogue for Action® on Cancer Screening and Prevention 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 from 9:00 to 10:20 AM ET. The workshop, 80% in Every Community Communications Guidebook: Recommended Messages for Reaching the Unscreened, will introduce participants to the upcoming 80% in Every Community Communications Guidebook, which will provide tested messages and advice for reaching key populations. Many thanks to our friends at the Prevent Cancer Foundation for generously sharing their meeting space with us. View the agenda and register.
Registration is Open for the 5th Annual Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer Summit May 2-3
Registration is open for the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation’s fifth annual Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer Summit in New York City on May 2-3, 2019. Abstracts will be accepted through March 31 and early bird pricing is available through March 30. The NCCRT Family History and Early Age Onset CRC Task Group will be sharing updates at the conference, and the summit will continue bringing valuable discussion around a pressing issue. Thank you to the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation for sharing agenda space with us.
Kentucky Passes Law that Requires Health Plans to Cover Cancer Genetic Testing
Last week Kentucky passed a bill requiring health benefit plans to cover genetic testing for those with cancer risk, as recommended by health care providers. The Affordable Care Act requires coverage for some genetic tests, such as BRCA testing, but this is the first state bill to pass that requires coverage for colorectal cancer genetic testing. Learn more on the bill page or in the Colon Cancer Prevention Project’s press release.
NIH Announces New Funding Opportunity in Adult Screening
Funding Opportunity Announcement PA-18-932 invites applications that seek to develop and understand strategies to reduce disparities in the uptake of evidence-based screening.
Many thanks for the great work you do!
The NCCRT Team