Colorectal Cancer ScreeningsReducing the incidence of cancer through life-saving screenings
Cancer Screenings Save Lives
Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the United States (U.S.). The American Cancer Society estimates about 49,700 deaths will occur during 2015 to colon cancer in the U.S. Although the incidence of colon cancer has declined significantly over the past ten years, largely due to improvement in screening and early detection, rates of colon cancer remain highest in the Midwest.
The good news is that about half of all colon cancer deaths a year could be prevented if everyone age 50 and older got screened for colon cancer. Prevention and early detection improves health, saves lives and reduces healthcare costs. The primary reason cited for individuals having a cancer screening test is a physician recommendation.
Great Plains QIN team members are partnering with physician clinics to help implement a process that ensures recommendation and follow-up for all patients. Our three-part strategy includes:
- facilitating a regional Learning and Action Network;
- offering tailored technical assistance to clinics; and aligning public education and awareness with the National Cancer Roundtable 80% by 2018 campaign
We have recently developed maps of colorectal cancer screening rates for each of our four states (by county). Screening rates include Colonoscopies, Sigmoidoscopies, FOBTs and Barium Enemas. Percentages of screening rates are based on Medicare claims data (2015). You can access these maps below under the Resources tab. We plan to update each quarter when new data is available.
We invite all providers, community stakeholders, Medicare consumers, family members and caregivers to join us as we work to increase colorectal cancer screenings and reduce incidence of colon cancer in our region. To get involved and connected, join the Great Plains Learning and Action Network (LAN).
|CRC Patient Naviation Toolkit||Toolkit||Paying for Colorectal Cancer Screening Patient Navigation Toolkit||National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCR)|
|Fact Sheet on Colorectal Cancer||Colorectal Cancer Fact Sheet||preventcancer.org|
|Infographic of Colorectal Cancer Facts||Infographic||Colorectal Cancer Infographic||CDC|
|Communications Guidebook: Tools and Resources||Toolkit||80 by 2018 Communications Guidebook||National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable|
|South Dakota Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates, percentages by county||Infographic||South Dakota Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates||GPQIN|
|North Dakota Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates, percentages by county||Infographic||North Dakota Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates||GPQIN|
|Nebraska Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates, percentages by county||Infographic||Nebraska Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates||GPQIN|
|Kansas Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates, percentages by county||Infographic||Kansas Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates||GPQIN|
|Colorectal Cancer Fact Sheet and Screening Rates||Fact Sheet||Colorectal Cancer Overview and Fact Sheet||GPQIN|
|Colorectal Cancer Screening Clinician's Toolbox and Guide||Toolkit||Colorectal Cancer Screening Clinician's Toolbox and Guide||American Cancer Society|
|American Cancer Society's FluFOBT Program Guide||Toolkit||FluFOBT Implementation Guide for Primary Care Practices||American Cancer Society|
|Colorectal Cancer Facts and Figures||Fact Sheet||Colorectal Cancer Facts and Figures||American Cancer Society|
|CRC Screening Rates Manual for CHCs- Steps for increasing Rates||Toolkit||Steps for Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates: A Manual for Community Health Centers||National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable & ACS|
|A Primary Care Clinician's Evidence-Based Tookit||Toolkit||How to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in Practice||American Cancer Society, National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, Thomas Jefferson University|
|American Indian Cancer Foundation||American Indian Cancer Foundation|
|Colorectal Cancer Screenings||National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable|
|Colorectal Cancer Screenings||National Colon Cancer Alliance|
|Colorectal Cancer Screenings||National Cancer Institute|
|Colorectal Cancer Screenings||American Cancer Society|
|Colorectal Cancer Screenings||FluFIT/FluFOBT Campaign|
|Colorectal Cancer Screenings||Final USPSTF Recommendations for CRC Screening|
|Colorectal Cancer Screenings||JAMA News: USPSTF Recommendation Statement on Screening for Colorectal Cancer Screening|
|Urban Indian CARES||Urban Indian CARES Program|
|Colorectal Cancer Awareness||Native American Programs|
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention||Colorectal Cancer Information and Resources|
|This educational tool provides the following information on Medicare preventive services: Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS)/Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes; International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10) diagnosis codes; coverage requirements; frequency requirements; and Medicare beneficiary liability for each Medicare preventive service.||Medicare Preventive Services|
|Kaitlin Nolte||BA||Quality Improvement Project Manager||Kansasfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jennifer Geisert||RN, BSN||Quality Improvement Advisor||Nebraskaemail@example.com|
|Tasha Peltier||RT(R)||Quality Improvement Specialist||North Dakotafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Denise Kolba||MS, CNS, RN||Program Manager||South Dakotaemail@example.com|
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Learning and Action Network
We invite you to join the Great Plains Learning and Action Network (LAN). All LAN partners will be invited to attend educational sessions on a variety of topics, have opportunities to learn from peers throughout the state and region and have access to an abundance of resources and tools. The LAN is a great opportunity to get connected and demonstrate your commitment to quality improvement.