Steps for Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

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Steps for Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

A Manual for Community Health Centers

The goal of this manual is to offer evidence-based, expert-endorsed recommendations for planning and implementing strategies in CHCs to improve colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates. It provides step by step instructions for CHC teams to improve CRC screening and outcomes in practice and the appendices in this manual include a number of tested and proven tools. The easy steps laid out herein will assist in the process to effectively:

  • Develop and come to an agreement on a screening strategy
  • Provide education on appropriate and high-quality screening
  • Screen patients
  • Track follow-up of screening and results
  • Build networks

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