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.
For Your Clinical Practice
Find tools to help you in your practice, including sample screening and follow-up reminders for your patients, and more.
A shorter version of the toolbox below, this brief guide pulls together the most important material from the full action plan, including charts, templates and sample materials that clinicians can put to use. Also available as a PDF [1.32Mb].
Created by clinicians for clinicians, this interactive Web-based toolbox can help improve colorectal cancer screening in actual practice. It provides state-of-the-science information, advice to help make your screening practices more efficient, and tools for use in your practice. Also available as a PDF [3.18Mb].
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.
This document is designed to educate clinicians about important elements of colorectal cancer screening using fecal occult blood tests (FOBT). It provides state-of-the-science information about the major types of fecal tests (guaiac and immunochemical), test performance, and characteristics of high quality screening programs.
This information outlines Medicare coverage for colorectal cancer screening and other early detection tests. It also explains coverage of the “Welcome to Medicare” visit and yearly “Wellness” visit.
See current and previous editions of Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures, the American Cancer Society publication that provides updated facts about colorectal cancer, including statistics on occurrence, risk factors, and information about prevention, early detection, and treatment.
Physicians in the US can subscribe to the Society's FREE peer-reviewed journal online. It provides oncologists and primary care doctors with current information on all aspects of cancer diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Learn more or access full-text articles and PDFs for free.