The best test is the one that gets done.
More than 1 in 3 Nevadans between the ages of 50 and 75 is not up to date with their colorectal cancer screening. For many of these patients the only thing standing in the way is a strong recommendation from their healthcare provider.
Evidence shows that offering patients a choice in colorectal cancer screening, between FIT/FOBT and colonoscopy, increases screening rates overall. Additionally, a strong office policy and system to promote screening acceptance and compliance can help you to ensure your healthcare team is working together to reduce the burden of colon cancer in Nevada.
The following tools and information can help you develop a system or fine-tune the one you have already in place.
The Community Guide is a collection of evidence-based findings from the Community Preventive Services Task Force. It's a resource to help you select interventions to improve health and prevent disease in your organization. The following are recommended interventions to increase colorectal cancer screening. For complete details, including systematic reviews, tools, in-action stories, and other resources, click here.
|One-on-one education||Client reminders|
|Small media, such as brochures||Multi-component interventions|
|Reducing structural barriers|
|Provider reminder and recall systems||Provider assessment and feedback|
Nevada Colorectal Cancer Control Program - Free Colon Cancer Screening
The State of Nevada funds free colon cancer screening for qualified individuals aged 50-64 who are uninsured or underinsured through a grant from the CDC. The State of Nevada partners with Access to Healthcare Network in administration of the program. Learn more about the program and how you can become a program provider and enroll patients by visiting Access to Healthcare Network online or call 844-469-4934, or visit the State's site here.
Materials and Resources
|Screening Brochures||English | Spanish|
|Reminder-Recall Postcard, Fillable||English | Spanish|
|National Cancer Institute Cancer Genetics Risk Assessment & Counseling PDQ||Download|
|2017 CRC Awareness Month Key Messages||Download|
|Colon Cancer Poster||View Sample|
|Colon Cancer Decision Aid||View Sample|
|Case Study: Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening in a Community Clinic Setting||Download|
|CRC Provider Toolkit||Coming Soon!|