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A Promising Practices Guide for State Medicaid Agencies
This guide establishes nine practices that have shown sufficient promise to merit consideration by other state Medicaid agencies who wish to enhance their screening efforts for this important population.
State-by-State Colorectal Cancer Screening Landscape
This resource, developed by Exact Sciences, provides a snapshot of the colorectal cancer screening landscape in each state while also putting into context how the different states compare with each other in a range of areas.
Webinar: Reigniting Colorectal Cancer Screening As Communities Face And Respond To The COVID-19 Pandemic
During this webinar, we heard from the report’s lead authors, an expert panel that shared four aligning statements as well as a summary of findings.
A Playbook for Reigniting Colorectal Cancer Screening as Communities Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic
This resource provides an action-oriented playbook to be adopted throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and aims to align NCCRT members, 80% pledged partners, and colorectal cancer screening advocates across the nation to work together to reignite our screening efforts appropriately, safely, and equally for all communities.
Webinar: Colorectal Cancer Burden Shifting To Younger Individuals: A Close Look At What The Most Recent Data Tells Us About Colorectal Cancer Incidence, Mortality, And Screening Rates
This webinar provided a close look at the most recent incidence, mortality, and screening rate data found in Colorectal Cancer Statistics 2020, a recent American Cancer Society publication released March 2020.
My CT Colonography Center Locator Tool
The American College of Radiology (ACR) is now offering the My CT Colonography Center online locator, a patient-friendly online tool to find a computed tomography (CT) colonography screening center near you.
March 2020 Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Broadcast
Watch the March 2020 Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Broadcast recording.
Webinar: What Do The Data Tell Us: What Can We Learn From The Latest Colorectal Cancer Screening Rate Trends Over Time?
This webinar provided a look at the latest data that informs how we are doing as a nation with our efforts to reach an 80% colorectal cancer screening rate.
Colorectal Cancer Screening and Risk Assessment Workflow and Documentation Guide for Health Center NextGen Users
This Guide provides focused documentation to assist users of NextGen software to improve the process of assessing, documenting, tracking, and following up on colorectal cancer screening.
Advanced Colorectal Polyp Brief
An advanced colorectal polyp diagnosis has implications for both patients and their close relatives.
Clinician’s Reference: Stool-Based Tests for Colorectal Cancer Screening
NEWLY UPDATED! This newly revised resource is designed to introduce (or reintroduce) clinicians to the value of stool-based testing for colorectal cancer.
The Dos and Don’ts of Colorectal Cancer Screening
NEWLY UPDATED! This cobrandable one-page flyer may be used to remind clinicians about some of the dos and don’ts when it comes to colorectal cancer screening.
2019 80% in Every Community Messaging Guidebook: Recommended Messaging to Reach the Unscreened
This guidebook shares the findings and recommendations gathered from market research on the unscreened for colorectal cancer. It's designed to help in the education, empowerment, and mobilization of those who are not getting screened for colorectal cancer.
Webinar: 2019 Messaging Guidebook: Recommended Messages to Reach the Unscreened
This webinar provided an overview of 2018 market research on the unscreened, including a preview of the 2019 Messaging Guidebook.
80% in Every Community Campaign Launch Broadcast
Watch the March 7, 2019 80% in Every Community campaign launch broadcast recording.
80% in Every Community Press Kit
Materials for press events and communications about 80% in Every Community, including talking points for the media and sample press releases.
80% in Every Community Brief – LGBT Communities
Learn four things you can do to support reaching colorectal cancer screening rates of 80% and higher in LGBT communities.
Colorectal Cancer Screening Data Set Update: How Are We Doing On Our Efforts To Reach 80%? – January 28, 2019
This webinar provided a look at the latest data that informs how we are doing as a nation with our efforts to reach an 80% colorectal cancer screening rate.
80% by 2018 Beyond Thankful Report
The 80% by 2018 Beyond Thankful report tells the story of our collective ambition, commitment, and unity during the course of this campaign.
Penn State Health Electronic Employee Survey
Penn State Health developed this colorectal cancer screening uptake and risk assessment tool for use by large entities such as employers and medical practices.
Prevent Colon Cancer Throughout Your Life Poster
This poster from the Colon Cancer Prevention Project illustrates steps to prevent colorectal cancer throughout the life course.
Colorectal Cancer Screening State Profiles
CDC's Colorectal Cancer Screening State Profiles show colorectal cancer screening rates in US states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
Cancer Center Summit: A Strategic Look at Cancer Centers and Colorectal Cancer Screening
On October 2nd, 2017, the American Cancer Society and NCCRT hosted a Cancer Center Summit to explore how to leverage the expertise and community presence of cancer centers in the effort to increase CRC screening rates.
Colorectal Cancer Screening Best Practices For Hospitals And Health Systems Webinar – July 18, 2018
Colorectal Cancer Screening Handbook for Hospitals and Health Systems
The purpose of the Colorectal Cancer Screening Best Practices: A Handbook for Hospitals and Health Systems is to provide advice on the design and delivery of a variety of effective CRC screening interventions to help all hospitals and health systems strengthen their colorectal cancer screening efforts.
Risk Assessment and Screening Toolkit Webinar – June 19 2018
This webinar introduced a new NCCRT resource for primary care providers, Risk Assessment and Screening Toolkit to Detect Familial, Hereditary and Early Onset Colorectal Cancer.
Risk Assessment And Screening Toolkit To Detect Familial, Hereditary And Early Onset Colorectal Cancer
This new toolkit aims to improve the ability of primary care clinicians to systematically collect, document, and act on a family history of CRC and adenomas polyps, while also educating clinicians on the need for more timely diagnostic testing for young adults who present with alarm signs or symptoms of CRC.
Sample Risk Assessment Screening Algorithm
This screening algorithm includes recommended screening options for the average-risk and high-risk patient and provides as a sample starter policy for your practice.
Issue Brief: American Cancer Society Colorectal Cancer Screening Guideline
This document is intended to: provide general background information for NCCRT Members and 80% partners, help NCCRT members and partners talk about the guidelines in an informed manner, and answer common questions about the new guideline.
Dr. Richard Wender’s Message on American Cancer Society CRC Screening Guideline
Dr. Richard Wender discusses the new colorectal cancer screening guideline from the American Cancer Society.
Screening Guideline Update from American Cancer Society – May 30, 2018
This webinar assists NCCRT members and 80% partners by answering common questions, reviewing the evidence-base behind the guideline, and discussing how it will apply in a clinical setting.
Developing State-Level Colorectal Cancer Coalitions – May 2, 2018
This webinar unveiled the new Guide to the Development of State Level Colorectal Cancer Coalitions as well as a companion piece.
Guide to the Development of State-Level Colorectal Cancer Coalitions
This guide provides partners with a framework for the development of state-based coalitions focused on colorectal cancer control.
Colorectal Cancer Screening Coast To Coast: Driving Toward 80%
This recorded broadcast is from the NCCRT March 8th, 2018 Colorectal Cancer Screening Coast To Coast: Driving Toward 80% event hosted in Los Angeles.
Employer Strategies For Success – November 30, 2017
This American Cancer Society webinar explored how employers can impact their employees’ health through colorectal cancer screening interventions.
Meeting Report: Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening for American Indians and Alaska Natives
This report summarizes the presentations, discussions, and strategic planning that took place during the ACS/NCCRT meeting to discuss increasing CRC screening in AI/AN communities in April 2016.
What Can Employers Do To Advance the 80% Screening Goal?
Learn how employers can be part of the national effort to make sure 80% of adults ages 50 and older are regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.
80% by 2018 Progress – October 3, 2017
This webinar shared an update on our progress in the 80% by 2018 initiative, including a look at the latest colorectal cancer screening measures.
HSRA Community Health Center Program Data
Each year, Health Resources and Services Administration funded Health Centers are required to report a core set of information, including a colorectal cancer screening measure.
Links of Care Update – July 27, 2017
This webinar shared what we’ve learned so far from our Links of Care pilots, which seek to improve colorectal cancer screening and follow up care for uninsured and underinsured patients by strengthening the medical neighborhood.
The Evaluation Toolkit is intended to help organizations and communities evaluate a wide variety of interventions designed to increase awareness and use of colorectal cancer screening.
Evaluation Toolkit Update – June 27, 2017
This webinar introduced the new updates to NCCRT's evaluation toolkit, How to Evaluate Activities to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening and Awareness.
Colorectal Cancer Initiatives In Medicaid Agencies – A National Review
The NCCRT Policy Action Task Group conducted a state by state assessment of CRC control activity among Medicaid programs.
Colorectal Cancer Screening: Recommendations for physicians and patients from the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer
In June 2017, the US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer Screening released new guidelines that recommend screening begin at age 50 for average risk individuals, with screening starting at age 45 for African-Americans.
Colorectal Cancer Screening Best Practices Handbook for Health Plans – March 28, 2017
This webinar introduced the new NCCRT Colorectal Cancer Screening Best Practices Handbook for Health Plans.
Asian Americans Companion Guide & 2017 Communications Updates – February 9, 2017
This webinar introduced new assets for 80% by 2018 communications work, including the new Asian Americans and Colorectal Cancer Companion Guide, advice on earning earned media, advice on engaging celebrities and tips for evaluating your communications efforts.
Earning Your Earned Media
With this brief, learn how to build your brand, strengthen your media relationships, and create newsworthy messages.
Guidance on Evaluating 80% by 2018 Messaging
This resource provides guidance for evaluating the effectiveness and impact of 80% by 2018 communications efforts.
500 Cities Project
The 500 Cities Project provides interactive, downloadable small-area estimates for 27 chronic disease risk factors, health outcomes, and clinical preventive service uses for city-level and census tract-level areas in the largest 500 cities in the United States, including colorectal cancer screening.
United States Cancer Statistics: Data Visualizations
This resource provides interactive data visualizations of official federal statistics on cancer incidence and deaths.
FluFIT programs increase colorectal cancer screening rates by providing a take home fecal immunochemical test (FIT) to eligible patients when they receive their annual flu shot.
State Cancer Profiles
The State Cancer Profiles website provides interactive graphics and maps to characterize the cancer burden across various geographic areas and demographic groups.
Identifying High Risk Patients and Families in Your Practice
This supplement to "What can Gastroenterologists & Endoscopists Do to Advance 80% by 2018?" provides guidance on identifying high risk patients and families.
Familial Risk & Colorectal Cancer Screening – December 8, 2016
This webinar addressed what we know and don’t know about colorectal cancer screening for those with a familiar risk of colorectal cancer.
What Can Survivors & Families Do To Advance 80% By 2018?
Learn how survivors and families can be part of the national effort to make sure 80% of adults ages 50 and older are regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.
What Can Radiologists Do To Advance 80% By 2018?
Learn how radiologists can be part of the national effort to make sure 80% of adults ages 50 and older are regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.
What can community organizations do to advance 80% by 2018?
Learn how community organizations can be part of the national effort to make sure 80% of adults ages 50 and older are regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.
What Can Primary Care Physicians Do To Advance 80% by 2018?
Learn how primary care physicians can be part of the national effort to make sure 80% of adults ages 50 and older are regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.
Colorectal Cancer Screening & the Patient-Centered Medical Home – July 28, 2016
This webinar addressed colorectal cancer screening in the Patient-Centered Medical Home.
What Can Gastroenterologists & Endoscopists Do To Advance 80% By 2018?
Learn how gastroenterologists and endoscopists can be part of the national effort to make sure 80% of adults ages 50 and older are regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.
Mapping 80% by 2018 by State
NCCRT Evaluation and Measurement Task Group co-chair Ann G. Zauber, PhD, researcher at Memorial Sloan Kettering, presented a poster describing 80% by 2018 progress to date at the annual Digestive Disease Week Conference in San Diego in May 2016.
Guidance on Implementing FIT-based Screening Programs – June 29, 2016
This webinar reviewed the rationale for FIT-based testing programs, discussed implementation strategies, and reviewed possible solutions to common barriers to FIT programs.
Screening for Colorectal Cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement
In 2016, the USPSTF released a new “A” grade Final Recommendation Statement for colorectal cancer screening, which recommends screening for colorectal cancer starting at age 50 and continuing until age 75 years with one of several screening strategies.
Paid Leave Policies for Cancer Screenings
The New York State Department of Health offers resources to help employers develop an effective policy of providing paid leave for employee colorectal cancer screenings.
eClinicalWorks Best Practices Guide – May 5, 2016
This webinar provided an in-depth look at our eClinicalWorks Best Practices Workflow and Documentation Guide to support colorectal cancer screening.
What can Comprehensive Cancer Control coalitions do to advance 80% by 2018?
Learn how CCC coalitions can be part of the national effort to make sure 80% of adults ages 50 and older are regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.
80% by 2018 Impact on Lives Saved by State
Researchers estimate that achieving 80% by 2018 would prevent 277,000 new cases and 203,000 deaths from colon cancer by 2030.
Waiving Colonoscopy Co-pays – April 12, 2016
This webinar explained what’s covered with respect to colorectal cancer screening, what’s not covered and how to code for it; provided an update on federal and state efforts to remove cost sharing; and described how Gateway Health removed copays for colonoscopies following positive FIT tests.
What Can Elected Officials Do To Advance 80% By 2018?
Learn how mayors, governors, and state legislators can be part of the national effort to make sure 80% of adults ages 50 and older are regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.
What can women’s health providers do to advance 80% by 2018?
Learn how women's health providers can be part of the national effort to make sure 80% of adults ages 50 and older are regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.
Study on Medicaid Expansion and Access
A study released by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and the NCCRT estimates that in 2017 over 2.7 million low-income men and women aged 50-64 will remain uninsured and continue to lack access to an affordable health care coverage option, including colorectal cancer screening services.
80% by 2018 Talking Points
The following talking points can help you explain the 80% by 2018 initiative in your media outreach and other communications materials.
CDC Colorectal Cancer Control Program Overview – January 14, 2016
This webinar provided an overview of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Colorectal Cancer Control Program, explaining how the program supports evidence-based interventions.
Spotlight on C5: New York City’s Colorectal Cancer Control Coalition – December 10, 2015
This webinar profiled the work of the New York City Citywide Colon Cancer Control Coalition (C5) and reviewed the new publication on C5's work to increase colorectal cancer screening and address disparities.
EHR Best Practice Workflow and Documentation Guide
The NCCRT commissioned the Health Center Network of New York (HCNNY) to develop EHR Best Practice Workflow and Documentation Guide to Support Colorectal Cancer Screening Improvement with eClinicalWorks.
The Importance of Waiving Cost-sharing for Follow-up Colonoscopies: Action Steps for Health Plans
This brief makes the case to health plans to waive cost-sharing for members when colonoscopy is ordered as follow-up to a positive stool test or other colorectal cancer screening test, just as cost-sharing is waived for colonoscopy when it is selected as the first-line screening exam.
Exemplary Primary Care Practices – November 10, 2015
During this webinar, Dr. Jason Crawford, Chief Medical Officer of Community Health Alliance in Reno, Nevada shared his experience implementing practice improvements to increase colorectal cancer screening rates.
Evaluating Systems Change Focused on Colorectal Cancer Screening – October 8, 2015
This webinar provided a review of the seven steps to evaluation and explored how to evaluate systems change initiatives.
Partner Videos & PSAs
NCCRT Members have developed a wealth of videos and public service announcements (PSAs) to promote colorectal cancer screening that you can use, promote and share. Visit the links below for details.
Exemplary Health Plan Practices – September 10, 2015
During this webinar, Andrew Zinkel, MD, MBA, Associate Medical Director of Quality at HealthPartners, shared HealthPartners’ experience with colorectal cancer screening efforts, including work they have done to use data to address disparities issues.
Links of Care – August 17, 2015
This webinar examined the common features of model programs that have demonstrated success in delivering colorectal cancer screening and follow-up care to uninsured, underinsured, and low-income adults in their respective communities.
Colorectal Cancer Screening Data Sets – July 30, 2015
This webinar reviewed key colorectal cancer screening data sets, including BRFSS, NHIS, HEDIS, and UDS.
Review of Population-based Programs for Colorectal Cancer Screening
Colorectal cancer screening with a population-based approach shows significant potential to increase screening among an eligible population in a cost-effective model.
Screening for Colorectal Cancer: Optimizing Quality (CME)
These free Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CME courses provides guidance and tools for clinicians on the optimal ways to implement screening for colorectal cancer.
2015 80% by 2018 Communications Guidebook – February 3, 2015
This webinar provided an introduction to the 2015 80% by 2018 Communications Guidebook, including an overview of the market research that went into the development of the resource.
What Can Insurers Do To Advance 80% By 2018?
Learn how health insurers can be part of the national effort to make sure 80% of adults ages 50 and older are regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.
What Can Hospitals Do To Advance 80% By 2018?
Learn how hospitals and health systems can be part of the national effort to make sure 80% of adults ages 50 and older are regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.
Screen to Prevent (STOP) Colon Cancer
The Screen to Prevent (STOP) Colon Cancer project works to raise colorectal cancer screening rates in FQHCs in California, Oregon, and Washington State using FIT testing.
Blue Star Facebook Fan Page
Blue Star Facebook Fan Page and Flicker Site are new tools to help get the Blue Star launched into the Social Networking world and help the general public make the Blue Star their own.
Blue Star Artwork
The Blue Star Universal Symbol for colorectal cancer is free to all groups and programs as part of our mission to promote unity in the colorectal cancer field, in recognition of our shared common goal to prevent and eradicate colorectal cancer.
80% by 2018 Sizzle Reel (40 seconds)
The 40 second 80% by 2018 "sizzle reel" is an animated video that explains why colorectal cancer is a major public health problem and describes the tremendous impact we can make by achieving 80% by 2018.
Blue Star Bulk Purchase Pin Program
Roundtable members can take advantage of group buying power by purchasing bulk orders of blue star pins through Pennington Promotion.
Blue Star Overview
Developed by the Medical University of South Carolina and the Digestive Disease Center of Charleston, SC, gives a basic background of the Blue Star’s history and tips on use.
Blue Star Marketing Kit
The Blue Star/March Marketing Kit was developed by the NCCRT for use by its members to help promote National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and the Blue Star, the universal symbol for colon cancer awareness.
CRC Speakers Bureau
The CRC Speakers Bureau aims to provide a cadre of knowledgeable, trained physicians to speak to medical and lay audiences on colorectal cancer science, practice, and resources in a wide variety of settings across the country.
Organizations are rallying around our shared goal of reaching 80% screened for colorectal cancer. Consider pledging your organization's commitment to the 80% effort.
Improving Northern Plains American Indian Colorectal Cancer Screening (INPACS) Report
The Improving Northern Plains American Indian Colorectal Cancer Screening (INPACS) project recruited 54 Indian Health Services (IHS), tribal health, and urban health clinics within to better understand successes and challenges for colorectal cancer screening and to collaboratively develop strategies to improve cancer screening rates.
Report on Use of Medical Records to Facilitate Colorectal Cancer Screening
The NCCRT has joined with the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Community Health Centers to issue a new report entitled, “Use of Electronic Medical Records to Facilitate Colorectal Cancer Screening in Community Health Centers.”
Coverage of Medicaid Preventive Services for Adults – A National Review
The NCCRT partnered with ACS CAN and the American Heart Association to commission researchers at George Washington University to determine state by state Medicaid coverage around USPSTF-recommended preventive services, including colorectal cancer screening.
NCCRT/AARP Colorectal Cancer Screening Education Session
The Roundtable and AARP co-sponsored two “Teletown Halls” to educate AARP members about the importance of colorectal cancer screening.
Coverage of Colonoscopy Under the Affordable Care Act’s Prevention Benefit
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires private health insurers to cover recommended preventive services such as colonoscopies without any patient cost-sharing. This 2012 report finds that confusion over whether colorectal cancer screenings are characterized as preventive care or treatment means patients sometimes receive unexpected bills for the procedure.
CRC Clinician’s Guide
The CRC Clinician’s Guide and slide set, is a practical guide for primary care clinicians, entitled, “How to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in Practice: A Primary Care Clinician’s Evidenced-Based Toolbox and Guide.”
Colorectal Cancer Screening Barriers and Facilitators in Older Persons
This systematic review identifies factors that are most consistently mentioned as either barriers to or facilitators of colorectal cancer screening in older persons.
The Quality of Colonoscopy Services – Responsibilities of Referring Clinicians
This report, developed by an NCCRT working group, provides criteria that primary care physicians can use when choosing a colonoscopist.
Quality Screening Colonoscopy Referral System
Sifri R, Wender R, Lieberman D, Potter M, Peterson K, Smith R. Developing a Quality Screening Colonoscopy Referral System in Primary Care Practice: A Report from the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable. CA Cancer J Clin 2010;60;40-49; originally published online Dec 18, 2009.
American Cancer Society Recommendations for Colorectal Cancer Early Detection
The American Cancer Society’s 2008 colorectal cancer screening guidelines recommend adults at average risk for the disease begin screening starting at age 50 with a menu of screening options.
Report on Savings to Medicare from Increased Colorectal Cancer Screening (2007)
This report describes potential savings to Medicare and pre-Medicare payers from increased colorectal cancer screening among 50-64 year olds.
CRC Screening Network Practice and Policy Survey
The aim of the Colorectal Cancer Screening Network Practice and Policy survey was to gather information from members of the National Colorectal Cancer Screening Network and their contacts about practices and policies and challenges associated with colorectal cancer screening delivery.
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