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CRC News: October 18, 2021

CRC News: October 18, 2021

Job Opportunity: NCCRT Program Manager

The American Cancer Society is seeking applicants for the position of Program Manager with the NCCRT. This position offers an exciting opportunity to work with the NCCRT directors, Emily Bell and Kaitlin Sylvester, to coordinate the activities of a long-standing and thought leading national coalition along with supporting efforts related to the ACS’s and NCCRT’s nationwide 80% in Every Community initiative. This is a remote, home-based position.

Please share the opportunity widely!


New Funding Opportunity from Stand Up To Cancer – SU2C Colorectal Cancer Health Equity Community Engagement Grant

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) invites applications for the SU2C Colorectal Cancer Health Equity Community Engagement Grant. The grant supports grassroots level engagement to increase colorectal cancer screening rates to 80% among minority and traditionally underrepresented populations. Two-year grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 will be given to organizations located in the communities where the SU2C Colorectal Cancer Dream Team members are conducting their research – the greater areas of (1) Los Angeles, California, (2) Boston, Massachusetts and (3) the Great Plains Tribal Communities in South Dakota. In doing so, community engagement grant recipients support the goal of the Dream Team to create “SU2C Zones”. SU2C is particularly interested in community engagement strategies and practices that can be replicated and sustained.

Learn more and apply by Friday, November 19, 2021 at 12pm ET. A press release is also available.

Additional inquiries about the program guidelines, eligibility requirements, and application materials can be directed to the SU2C Advocacy Office at: [email protected] or 424-283-3671.


Reminder: Opportunity to Comment on Proposed Changes to the CRC Screening HEDIS Measure

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) invites the public to comment on proposed changes to the HEDIS (Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set) measure set. Items available for public comment include the following proposed changes to the Colorectal Cancer Screening measure:

  1. Expanding the measure to assess appropriate screening for CRC in ages 45-49 (from the current 50-75) in measurement year (MY) 2022.
  2. Adding the Medicaid product line for reporting in MY 2022.
  3. Removing the hybrid reporting option in MY 2022 and establish reporting using only the Electronic Clinical Data Systems Method in MY 2023 (to reduce the burden of manual chart review).

Public comment on these proposed changes will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. ET Thursday, October 21.

How to Comment:

  1. Go to My NCQA.
  2. Once logged in, click to select Public Comments.
  3. Click Add Comment.
  4. In the Product field, click to select HEDIS ad hoc Public Comment from the drop-down menu.
  5. Click the Instructions link to view public comment materials, including instructions and proposed measure specifications.
  6. Click to select the Topic and Element (measure) on which you want to comment.
  7. Click to select your support option (e.g., Support, Do not support, Support with modifications). Note: If you chose Do not support, include the reason in the text box. If you chose Support with modifications, enter the suggested modifications in the text box.
  8. Enter your comments in the Comments box. Note: Comments may not be more than 2,500 characters. We suggest you develop comments in Word to check your character limit and save a copy for reference. Use the “cut and paste” function to copy your comment into the Comments box.
  9. Click Submit after each comment. After you have submitted all comments, click Close. You will be able to view and download all your submitted comments.

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