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How to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in Practice

Program Type: Resources - Information or materials that might help develop a program/project in a community but can not be defined as a Best Practice, Promising Practice, or Local Effort.

Description:
The goal of this guide is: 1] To inform clinicians and their office managers, who deliver primary care about their opportunity to prevent colorectal cancer with appropriate screening 2] to encourage primary care providers to decrease the mortality and morbidity of colorectal cancer [CRC] and other cancers through appropriate screening 3] to facilitate efforts of office-based clinicians to reduce disparities by applying screening guidelines on a universal basis to the age-appropriate population and 4] to improve preventive care in primary care practices through use of the strategies and tools presented in this guide.

Age Group(s):
Adults, Elderly

Site Type(s):
Clinic/Health Center, Hospital

Health Indicator(s):
Capacity Building and Assessment, Information Technology

Service Area:
Nationwide

Keyword(s):
Cancer screening

URL: http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/documents/document/acspc-024588.pdf

Name: Donald Haverkamp
Site or Location Name: IHS Division of Epidemiology and Disease Prevention
Address:
5300 Homestead Road NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Email: donald.haverkamp@ihs.gov
Phone: 505-248-4422