Colorectal Cancer Control Program
The National Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP) was launched by the Centers for Disease Control to support and increase population-based screening efforts and provide colorectal cancer screening services to low-income men and women aged 50-64 years who are uninsured. The funding supports limited screening and diagnostic follow-up care, patient navigation, data collection and tracking, public education and outreach, provider education, and evaluation activities to measure the clinical outcomes, costs, and effectiveness of the program.
- Statewide promotion of colorectal screening among the general population for those whom colorectal cancer secreening is recommended.
- Provision of limited colorectal screenings to targeted populations in three geographic areas of the state through the lead of the health departments in Manatee, Miami-Dade, and Putnam counties.
- Promoting colorectal cancer screening among the uninsured population through various media strategies.
- Providing limited colorectal cancer screening exams (colonoscopies and immunochemical fecal occult blood tests) to individuals who are between 50 and 64 years of age, at or below 200% of the federal poverty level and uninsured or underinsured.
- Assessing screening levels.
- Providing educational workshops to educate health care providers on recommended strategies for increasing colorectal cancer screening rates in practice, including patient reminders, provider reminders and provider assessment and feedback.
- Collecting and utilizing data to evaluate the program's effectiveness in meeting both qualitative and quantitative indicators.
- Exploring quality standards and system improvements to further enhance adherence to screening guidelines.
- Participating on the Florida Cancer Plan Council and the Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) Collaboratives.
- Facilitating the CRCCP Public Policy and Promotion Advisory Group.
- Providing technical assistance by the state office personnel to the three lead CHD community navigators.
- Conducting annual linkages with the Florida Cancer Data System, Florida's statewide cancer registry.
Please see our colorectal cancer control program brochure for more information.