Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer Screening Intervention Program (CCSIP):  CCSIP is designed to increase colorectal cancer screening among African American adults. This program features a community health educator who meets with participants in groups of 4 to 14 to review materials on CRC risk and screening (National Cancer Institute).

Automated Telephone Calls Improve Completion of Fecal Occult Blood Testing (FOBT): This program identifies individuals who have not completed an FOBT within the past year; no flexible sigmoidoscopy or double-contrast barium enema (DCBE) within the past 5 years; no colonoscopy within the past 10 years; and no clinician order or referral for FOBT or colonoscopy in the past three months.  These identified individuals will be provided with a general reminder telephone call that includes a brief overview of CRC, benefits of colorectal screening and encourages use of a FOBT kit (National Cancer Institute).

Culturally Tailored Navigator Intervention Program for Colorectal Cancer Screening: Designed to increase colorectal cancer screening among low-income adults by using college-educated outreach workers and interpreters who are recruited to serve as full-time patient navigators. They speak English and at least one of the other languages spoken by the patients served by the center hosting the program (National Cancer Institute).

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