Reach the Unscreened and Increase Colorectal Cancer Screenings Using Tested Messages--According to the CDC, African American men and women had the highest rates of colorectal cancer incidence in 2014. Learn how to reach this priority population through the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable’s (NCCRT) 2017 Communications Guidebook and resource section focused on health education for African American patients.
In addition, the Hispanic/Latino and Asian American populations were among the minority populations with higher incidence rates of colorectal cancer. The NCCRT has developed companion guides for Hispanic/Latino and Asian American populations to address perceptions about colorectal cancer and barriers to screening among the unscreened, as well as to help tailor patient engagement messaging.
What You Can Do Today (and Tomorrow!) to Improve Cervical Cancer Screening—A recording of the June 20, 2013 webinar is now available. View the presentation from Dr. Seiji Hayashi, BPHC’s Chief Medical Officer and representatives from three health centers on useful strategies for increasing cervical cancer screening rates in the health center environment and best practices on improving outcomes related to cervical cancer screening for health center patients. View the Webinar and Best Practices.
Missed Opportunities to Prevent Cervical Cancer: Strategies to Increase HPV Vaccination—The CDC has declared adolescent vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) one of the top five public health priorities of 2014. Last month the President's Cancer Council also issued an urgent call to action to improve HPV vaccination rates. HPV vaccination has failed to keep pace with recommendations despite the fact that the available vaccines are safe and effective at preventing devastating cancers and other HPV-related illnesses. This fact sheet lays out barriers to HPV vaccination and highlights strategies health plans can use to improve uptake of the vaccines. Read more...