Tools for Your Clinical Practice

Most people will not get tested for colorectal cancer unless their health care teams recommend them. Get help explaining the importance of colorectal cancer screening and overcoming patient resistance. Call 1-800-227-2345 anytime to request the patient materials below.

Videos About Colon Cancer

These free videos explain commonly used screening methods, as well as treatment options and personal stories.

Steps for Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates: A Manual for Community Health Centers

This manual provides step by step instructions to help community health centers implement processes that will reduce physician workload and increase colorectal cancer screening. Important topics, such as conducting baseline screening rates, assessing capacity and preparing your team are covered. The goal of this manual is to offer practical advice for implementing expert-endorsed recommendations one step at a time. This manual serves as a supplement to the existing How to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in Practice: A Primary Care Clinician’s Evidence-based Toolbox and Guide, by providing succinct step-by-step instructions for CHC teams to improve CRC Screening and outcomes in practice.

Sample Reminder Letters for Your Practice

Many patients don’t follow through with scheduling a screening appointment or follow-up visit. You can customize these letters and phone scripts for your own practice to make sure patients take the next vital step in screening. Simply cut from the pdf and paste into your own word processing document.
 

FOBT Clinician’s Reference

Guidelines from the American Cancer Society, the US Preventive Services Taskforce, and others recommend high-sensitivity fecal occult blood tests (FOBT) as one option for colorectal cancer screening. This document provides state-of-the-science information about guaiac-based FOBT and fecal immunochemical tests (FIT).

American Cancer Society FluFOBT program guide and materials

The American Cancer Society FluFOBT program is intended to assist medical practices in increasing colorectal cancer (CRC) screening. Data show that offering and providing take-home fecal occult blood tests (FOBTs) or fecal immunochemical tests (FITs) to patients at the time of their annual flu shot increases CRC screening rates.

FQHC/eClinicalWorks EHR best practices guide

This guidebooks was created to support appropriate colorectal screening and follow up and proper utilization of family history data within the eClinicalWorks EHR system (eCW).