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Colorectal Cancer Screening (CRCS) Collaborative
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FREE CME Monographs
Improving Your CRC Screening Rates
Using the Model for Improvement


Improving Your CRC Screening Rates
Using the Model for Improvement

CRC Malpractice Case Study
Cultural Sensitivity and Linguistic Appropriateness in Colorectal Cancer Screening Education



Is your hospital or health system looking for educational material for Grand Rounds presentations for your primary care providers? If yes, please contact Kris Samara;to get this free, one-hour live CME event focused on colorectal cancer (CRC) screening scheduled at your organization.

Participants will:

  • 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.

CRC Tipsheets

Goals, Guidelines, and Increasing Screening Rates
One Call, One Colonoscopy (Open-Access Endoscopy)
Cover Your A$$ets. CRC and Malpractice: Know Your Liability. Know What to Do.
Cultural Sensitivity and Linguistic Appropriateness in Colorectal Cancer Screening Education
Worried about Meeting Stage 2 EHR Meaningful Use?

CRC ECards

Take advantage of upcoming holidays to remind patients and loved ones to get screened.

If you have an EHR with the ability to reach your patients electronically you can easily send these holiday e-cards to each patient that is in the 50-75 age group with an email address or you can send it to all patients and have them fill in the email information for their loved ones to receive it.  Share away and help spread this important preventive health message!

Valentine's Day ECard Mother's Day ECard Father's Day Ecard

CRC Webcasts

The Colorectal Cancer Screening (CRCS) Collaborative is in it's sixth (6) year of funding. The collaborative is led by expert faculty physicians who 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.  In this sixth year we are reaching out to Community Health Centers (CHC's) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC's) to offer in office practice coaching sessions and technical assistance to improve screening rates.  Please contact the CRC Project Director, Kris Samara at for more information.

Collaborative AIM statement:

The CRCS Collaborative will work to improve the screening rates in Pennsylvania from the current rate of 67 percent to a robust 80 percent  by 2018 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 Kris Samara,
CRC Project Director at 717-635-7587

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