With Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month just days away (March 1 - 31) NCC, in collaboration with Nevada Colon Cancer Partnership, has been working on a statewide campaign to increase colon cancer screening. The project is modeled on a 2013 project NCC piloted with Community Health Alliance in their clinics. In just a few months they saw a 300% increase in colon cancer screening among their patients. Read more about their success in this pilot project whitepaper.
In 2014 we're working with physicians to educate them on the most effective screening methods currently used along with best practices for discussing screening with their patients, like a Decision Aid card. We're also providing details on how to implement reminder systems, both electronic and via snail mail, to ensure that patients are aware of the need for screening and clinicians are remembering to discuss it. The project includes provider tools, patient brochures, and a healthy dose of media via the CDC's Screen for Life campaign.
Learn more about our statewide campaign at www.ChallengeNV.com. The bilingual site includes great information for patients, as well as resources for physicians.