Evaluation Toolkit Update

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. The webinar walked participants through new features in the toolkit, including how to evaluate provider-focused interventions, as well as policy and systems change interventions. The webinar also reviewed the seven steps to program evaluation through the lens of various colorectal cancer screening interventions, while also highlighting new case studies, tools and templates.


  • Cheryl Holm-Hansen, PhD, Senior Research Manager, Wilder Research
  • Amanda Hane, MS, MA, Research Associate, Wilder Research
  • Heather Dacus, DO, MPH, Director, Bureau of Cancer Prevention and Control (BCPC), New York State Department of Health
  • Heather M. Brandt, PhD, CHES, Associate Professor, Health Promotion, Education, & Behavior, University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health
  • Andrea (Andi) Dwyer, The Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Cancer Center and NCCRT Steering Committee/NCCRT Evaluation & Measurement Task Group Co-Chair

Colorectal Cancer Screening Best Practices Handbook For Health Plans

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. The purpose of this handbook is to provide health plans with advice on the design and delivery of effective colorectal cancer screening programs. The webinar provided participants with a guided tour of the best practices, case studies, and templates and tools found within the handbook, including a deeper dive into the exemplary practices for one of the profiled health plans.


  • Tamara O’Shaughnessy, QNA Group
  • Anshul Dixit, MD, MPH, MBA, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

“This was one of the best colorectal cancer presentations, and it also provided information we can readily utilize with our current health plans in support of the 80% by 2018 initiative.”

Asian Americans Companion Guide & 2017 Communications Updates

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. These topics are covered in three resources to help you promote and evaluate 80% by 2018 communication efforts:


  • Karen E. Kim, MD, MS, University of Chicago
  • Kathleen Lobb, The Entertainment Industry Foundation
  • John Patton, National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
  • Amanda Hane, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

How To Pay For Screening Navigation Toolkit

How to Pay for Screening Navigation Toolkit – January 10, 2017

This webinar introduced the NCCRT and the Colorado School of Public Health’s new toolkit: Paying for Colorectal Cancer Screening Patient Navigation ToolkitThe toolkit provides practical advice on paying for and sustaining colorectal cancer screening patient navigation. It’s designed to help health care professionals at various stages of establishing a screening navigation program. While there are no magic wand solutions, we are confident you will find this a comprehensive look at how various programs have sustained their work of interest.


  • Andrea (Andi) Dwyer, Colorado School of Public Health

Familial Risk And Colorectal Cancer Screening

Familial Risk and 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. Study authors Dr. Jan Lowery and Dr. Dennis Ahnen review the NCCRT-commissioned article that was published in June 2016 on colorectal cancer and family history in the journal CancerUnderstanding the contribution of family history to colorectal cancer risk and its clinical implications: A state-of-the-science review. The NCCRT’s Family History Task Group conducted this review to better understand the current state of knowledge regarding family history and colorectal cancer.


  • Dennis Ahnen, MD, University of Colorado Cancer Center
  • Jan Lowery, PhD, MPH, Catholic Health Initiatives

Colorectal Cancer Screening And The Patient-Centered Medical Home

Colorectal Cancer Screening and the Patient-Centered Medical Home – July 28, 2016

This webinar addressed colorectal cancer screening in the Patient-Centered Medical Home. NCCRT Co-chair Dr. Robert Smith reviewed the article, Promoting cancer screening within the patient centered medical home, and NCCRT member Dr. Sue Lagarde described her practice’s use of colorectal cancer screening for patient-centered medical home recognition quality improvement efforts.


  • Robert Smith, PhD, NCCRT Co-chair and Vice President, Cancer Screening, American Cancer Society
  • Suzanne Lagarde, MD, MBA, FACP, CEO, Fair Haven Community Health Center

Guidance On Implementing FIT-Based Screening Programs

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.


  • Durado Brooks, MD, MPH, American Cancer Society
  • Gloria Coronado, PhD, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research

EClinicalWorks Best Practices Guide

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 for eClinicalWorks. This webinar is best suited for those who work directly with EHRs and eClinicalWorks in particular. This is not an introductory webinar.


  • Sandy Carfachio, Health Center Network of New York
  • Michelle Tropper, MPH, Health Center Network of New York
  • Carla Henke, MD, Community of Hope

Waiving Colonoscopy Co-Pays

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 for colorectal cancer screening; and described a case study in which Gateway Health of Pennsylvania plan removed copays for colonoscopies following positive FIT tests. Learn more about the cost-sharing issue in the brief: The Importance of Waiving Cost-sharing for Follow-up Colonoscopies: Action Steps for Health Plans.


  • Joel Brill, MD, American Gastroenterological Association
  • Caroline Powers, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc.
  • Marnie Schilken, MPH, Gateway Health

2016 Updates to the 80% by 2018 Communications Guidebook and New Hispanic Companion Guide – February 9, 2016

This webinar introduced new updates to the 80% by 2018 Communications Guidebook, a resource that is designed to help educate, empower and mobilize key audiences who are not getting screened for colorectal cancer. The 2016 update includes a new Hispanics/Latinos and Colorectal Cancer Companion Guide, which features new tested messages and materials in Spanish. Learn what new market research tells us about perceptions of and barriers to colorectal screening among Hispanics/Latinos, and how to use the Spanish language messages and materials to motivate action and get screened.


  • Ricardo A López, Hispanic Research, Inc.
  • Charlene Caburnay, Health Communication Research Laboratory
  • Balaji Golla, MIYO (Make It Your Own
  • Rebecca Siegel, MPH, American Cancer Society, Inc.
  • Anjelica “Anjee” Davis, MPPA, Fight Colorectal Cancer
  • David Greenwald, MD, American College of Gastroenterology
  • Mary Doroshenk, MA, National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable