CRC News: May 23, 2019
Hello NCCRT Members,
We hope you are having a pleasant May! We have lots of news to share.
New Blog Post Interview with Dr. Keith Winfrey of NOELA Community Health Center, 2019 80% By 2018 National Achievement Award Winner
Don’t miss the latest post on the 80% Blog featuring Dr. Keith Winfrey of NOELA Community Health Center, our 2019 80% by 2018 National Achievement award grand prize winner. Learn about the strategies Dr. Winfrey and his staff used to dramatically increase colorectal cancer screening from 3% in 2012 to 80% in 2018. Congratulations again to NOELA CHC, and many thanks to Dr. Winfrey for spending time with us to share how they achieved success.
If you or your colleagues would like to share the blog on social media, you are welcome to use our shortened URL (http://ow.ly/WL2dI) and/or to retweet/repost the messages we are sharing through @NCCRTnews and facebook.com/
Upcoming NCCRT Webinars
- June 27, 2019, 2:00-3:00 PM ET: Virtual Tour of the New Online Component to the Paying for Colorectal Cancer Screening Patient Navigation Toolkit. We know colorectal cancer screening navigation works, but how do we pay for it and sustain our programs? Join the webinar virtual tour of this new online resource. (Registration for this webinar will be limited to 100 participants, but the replay will be available soon after if interest exceeds capacity.) Learn more and register >>>
- (Rescheduled from May 30) July 16, 2019, 2:00-3:00 PM ET: 80% In Every Community Communications Guidebook: Recommended Messages for Reaching the Unscreened. Who are the unscreened for colorectal cancer? And what messages are most likely to motivate them to get screened? Don’t miss this introduction to the soon-to-be-released 2019 Communications Guidebook. Learn more and register >>>
- Note: If you already registered for the May 30th date, you will soon receive an email confirming that your registration has rolled over to the new webinar date. There is no need to register again.
Welcome to New NCCRT Members!
We are pleased to announce the addition of four new NCCRT members: Quality Insights, which will represented by Andrea Rodi and Sarah Toborowski; Sanford Health, represented by Mallory Koshiol; Southwestern Health Resources, represented by Steven Price; and Aetna, represented by Paul Aitken and Sharon Thomas, which will be joining the NCCRT as a corporate associate. Please join me in extending a warm welcome to these new NCCRT Members!
USPSTF Releases Final Research Plan for Colorectal Cancer
Last week, the US Preventive Services Task Force released the final research plan for colorectal cancer screening, which marks another step toward developing a new USPSTF Recommendation Statement for colorectal cancer screening. Learn more and review the plan >>>
Health Equity and Literacy Summit on Colorectal Cancer – June 8
Surgery on Sunday – Louisville is hosting the Health Equity and Literacy Summit on Colorectal Cancer – HEAL on June 8th, 2019 in Louisville, KY. The summit is an open forum to discuss and develop solutions to increase health literacy and access to care in communities disproportionally affected by colorectal cancer. All healthcare professionals, public health experts, advocacy partners, and other interested individuals are invited. Learn more and register >>>
2019 Southeastern Colorectal Cancer Consortium – June 19-21
Registration is open for the fourth annual Southeastern Colorectal Cancer Consortium, which will be held in Little Rock, June 19th through 21st, 2019. The meeting will cover the latest discoveries across the spectrum of colorectal cancer—from working with Accountable Care Organizations to Large Hospital Systems; to cancer genetics; to survivorship and advocacy—and highlights the work of the best minds in patient navigation and medicine from institutions all across the southeastern region. Learn more and register >>>
Relevant Journal Articles & Publications
- A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine examining Medicaid expansion and cancer screening finds that the five states and District of Columbia that first adopted Medicaid expansion saw larger increases in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening than those states that did not expand Medicaid. The study estimates that if non-expansion states had experienced the same increase in recent colorectal cancer screening as the very early expansion states, an additional 355,184 people would have been screened.
- A paper published in Gastroenterology, Modifiable Failures in the Colorectal Cancer Screening Process and Their Association With Risk of Death, found that being up to date on screening substantially decreases the risk of colorectal cancer death.
- Dr. Andrew Albert of Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, grand prize recipient of the 80% by 2018 National Achievement Award, published a compelling opinion piece in Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News: It’s Our Lane: Physicians Must Go Beyond The Endoscopy Suite to Reduce the Burden of CRC.
Many thanks for the great work you do!
The NCCRT Team