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Integrated System Nearly Doubles Colorectal Cancer Screening Rate Through Distribution of In-home Kit and Followup With Nonresponders 8/27/2014
An integrated health plan provider system sends every member due for colorectal cancer screening an in-home fecal immunochemical test kit and conducts various folllowups with those who do not return a completed specimen for processing; the program led to a near doubling of screening rates over a 5-year period.
Lay Health Advisors Help Urban American Indian Women Overcome Barriers to Breast Cancer Screening 8/27/2014
Using culturally competent and respectful methods of recruitment and advocacy, the Native Sisters program uses lay health advisers to provide American Indian women living in urban areas with breast cancer education, advocacy, and support, leading to enhanced access to screening services.
Community Cancer Coalition Employs Navigators Who Enhance Access to Free Colonoscopy Screening for Uninsured Rural Patients 8/13/2014
A community cancer coalition employs navigators who work with community health centers in rural areas to identify those in need of colorectal cancer screening via colonoscopy and facilitate access to such screening, leading to more referrals and screenings and to more cancers and precancerous polyps being detected and treated.
Primary Care Clinic Simultaneously Offers Influenza Shot and Home Testing Kit to Eligible Patients During Influenza Season, Boosting Colorectal Cancer Screening Rate 8/13/2014
A primary care clinic serving primarily Cantonese patients offers eligible individuals who come in for a visit during influenza season an influenza shot and a home fecal occult blood test, leading to a significant increase in colorectal cancer screening.
Community Coalition Supports Schools in Helping Students Increase Physical Activity and Make Better Food Choices 7/30/2014
A community-based coalition in rural Pennsylvania conducts ongoing marketing, supports schools, and sponsors community events in an effort to promote healthier behaviors by students, leading to more physical activity and better food choices.
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QualityTools
Radiation Therapy and You: Support for People With Cancer 8/27/2014
This guide provides facts about and side effects of radiation therapy and describes how patients can care for themselves during and after treatment.
Taking Time: Support for People with Cancer and the People Who Care About Them 8/27/2014
This tool for patients provides information about the psychological and social aspects of a cancer diagnosis.
The Pap Test: Questions and Answers 8/27/2014
This fact sheet addresses the importance of a Pap test and pelvic exam.
Understanding Prostate Changes: A Health Guide for Men 8/27/2014
This booklet for men can help answer questions about prostate changes that happen with age.
Get a Mammogram: Do It for Yourself, Do It for Your Family 4/9/2014
This fact sheet provides women with information about mammograms.

Last updated: August 27, 2014.