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CRC News: Week of July 16, 2018

CRC News: Week of July 16, 2018
We hope you summer has been going well!  We have some news items to share with all of you.

Register for Today’s July 18th 2:00pm ET Webinar on CRC Screening Best Practices for Hospitals and Health Systems

Register for today’s webinar, July 18th at 2:00pm ET, during which we’ll introduce our new Colorectal Cancer Screening Best Practices Handbook for Hospitals and Health SystemsThe purpose of the webinar will be to familiarize participants with the new handbook, review critical steps for hospitals and health systems to take in advancing CRC Screening efforts, and learn from two health system leaders about their experiences implementing CRC screening interventions, as featured in the handbook.  The webinar will be patterned after a workshop on the topic featured at the 2017 NCCRT annual meeting.  Speakers include:  Mary Doroshenk, NCCRT; Andrew Albert, MD, MPH, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center; and Amanda Bohleber, MD, Deaconess Health System. The webinar will be moderated by the co-chairs of the NCCRT Professional Education and Practice Implementation Task Group, Michael Potter, MD, University of California, San Francisco and Dorothy Lane, MD, MPH, American College of Preventive Medicine.

The webinar is open to NCCRT members, 80% partners, CDC grantees, ACS Health Systems and Communications staff, and new partners interested in getting engaged in colorectal cancer screening efforts.   You must be pre-registered to join.  Registration is available here.

CCA Research Grant Opportunities

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance is offering up to $775,000 in available funding for research.  The Alliance will award up to five research grants through the Chris4Life Research Program.  The Alliance is seeking to providing funding for innovative projects expected to lead to future funding from other peer-reviewed sources.  For more information please visit:

New AHRQ How To Guide for Primary Care Practice Facilitation

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has recently released a new practice facilitation guide for primary careDeveloping and Running a Primary Care Practice Facilitation Program: A How-To Guide was developed by AHRQ to support organizations interested in starting a practice facilitation (or quality improvement) program for primary care transformation. The guide focuses on designing and administering facilitation programs, not the content of an actual facilitation intervention.  Many thanks to Robert Smith and Durado Brooks for bringing this guide to our attention. 

Interview with CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Director, Dr. Lisa Richardson

Dr. Lisa Richardson spoke about her motivation for going into medicine and helping people in an article for the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health. Richardson, who earned her MPH at Michigan, credited inspirational women and family support for her path to oncology and public health.  Read about Dr. Richardson’s path to helping to lead public health in cancer control research and prevention forward into innovative, new frontiers.

ICYMI:  Earning Your Earned Media

Earned media (or free media) refers to publicity gained through promotional efforts other than paid media advertising.  In case you missed it, check out the NCCRT’s brief on Earning Your Earned Media.  With this brief, learn how to build your brand, strengthen your media relationships, and create newsworthy messages.

Do you Have 80% by 2018 Pictures to Share?

The NCCRT is in the midst of producing a glossy report that readily articulates the history, progress, key milestones, and successes of the 80% by 2018 effort.  We are looking for photos from a variety of partners that capture the 80% by 2018 effort.  If you have high quality photos for us to consider, please send the photos to [email protected] indicating names of those in the photo, photo date, and location, along with a brief statement given us royalty-free permission to use the photo in the NCCRT publication.  Please note that not all photos will be accepted.


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