Rural Health Issues Summit Report (2009)
The NCCRT, in collaboration with the Center for Colon Cancer Research, USC, hosted a rural health issues summit. The purpose of the summit was to:
- Shed light on the unique challenges that shape our rural communities, from health disparities to the geography of our states.
- Identify barriers and exchange solutions to strengthen existing and developing colorectal cancer screening, navigation and awareness programs.
- Identify policy needs and legislative initiatives related to colorectal cancer issues, particularly those that are unique to the rural setting.
- Ensure the continuity and quality of colorectal cancer screening and awareness initiatives for our rural communities.