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.

Download the report summarizing highlights from the day’s proceedings.

Disclaimer: This resource does not reflect the new 2018 ACS guideline for colorectal cancer.