Colorectal Cancer Screening (CRCS) Collaborative
Free Resources, CME Webcasts and Data Reporting
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FREE GRAND ROUNDS CME!
Is your hospital or health system looking for educational material for Grand Rounds presentations for your primary care providers? If yes, please contact Michelle Seitz to get this free, one-hour live CME event focused on colorectal cancer (CRC) screening scheduled at your organization.
- Master understanding of the colorectal cancer screening guidelines, including the need to offer a menu of choices.
- Understand the importance of and commit to offering a highly sensitive stool blood test, such as a fecal immunochemical test, as one of the options for CRC screening.
- Be willing to commit to increasing colorectal cancer screening rates in their practices, identifying and reaching all enrolled, eligible patients.
- Understand and be able to apply proven quality improvement methods to increase colorectal cancer screening rates. These methods include approaches to measurement, tracking, opportunistic screening and population management.
Download CRC tip sheets (PDF)
Tip Sheet: One Call, One Colonoscopy (Open-Access Endoscopy)
Take advantage of upcoming holidays to remind a loved one to get screened.
The Colorectal Cancer Screening (CRCS) Collaborative is a virtual online learning collaborative focusing on preventive care. The collaborative is led by expert faculty physicians who will educate practices on current CRC screening guidelines, "systems-based" changes for improving care, and learning how to implement essential components of the Model for Improvement to measure and track changes in their delivery of care. The collaborative offers free Grand Rounds presentations at your hospital or facility, as well as numerous free online CME opportunities.
Collaborative AIM statement:
The CRCS Collaborative will work to improve the screening rates in Pennsylvania from the current rate of 63 percent to a robust 80 percent through education on updated guidelines and a focus on systems changes in practices so the entire practice team is engaged, patient preference is honored, changes are measurable and quantifiable, and improvements are sustained. These systems change ideas will be shared via Grand Rounds presentations, live CME presentations and online, archived CME webcasts. The newer FIT (fecal immunochemical test) will be introduced and promoted to physicians across the state as a viable and accurate screening option for patients who do not prefer colonoscopies as their screening modality. Learned tools and techniques from this preventive collaborative will then be able to be spread and applied to other disease elements within your practice to further enhance your quality improvement impact.
The CRCS collaborative is sponsored by a grant from the Pa. Dept. of Health through funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Screen for Life program.
Sign up to participate in the CRC Screening Collaborative
Click here to sign up online to participate in the collaborative or contact Michelle Seitz, QI Project Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-885-6929.
2013 March and April Free Colorectal Cancer Screening Event
Dates: March - April
Where: Harrisburg, Steelton, Lebanon, York, Reading, Lancaster, and Lehigh Valley Health Network
The 2013 Free Colorectal Cancer Screening Event is a community-based, intensive, and collaborative effort to provide free colorectal cancer screenings to eligible individuals in March and April. The primary screening modality will be Fecal Immuno-chemical Test (FIT) kits, whereby individuals with a positive test will be referred and scheduled for a free colonoscopy at a nearby health provider. Culturally-sensitive community lay health workers will work directly with individuals to determine their eligibility, address concerns and screening barriers, provide information about colorectal cancer risk factors and screenings, and provide patient navigation services, as needed. All services are provided at no cost to the patient.
For the free screening event:
Oralia Dominic, PhD
(717) 531-7178 or (717) 531-5598