Interested in increasing colorectal cancer screening rates within your primary care setting? Our Community Cancer Screening Program (CCSP) staff may be able to help.
The CCSP was developed in 2008 and research-tested to reduce colorectal cancer screening disparities among low-income, uninsured primary care patients. Our Health Navigators have expertise in:
- Identify patients due for screening through medical record reviews
- Establish and maintain provider and patient reminder systems
- Conduct one-on-one patient education and coaching
- Counsel patients to help them overcome personal screening barriers
- Use proven strategies that ensure patient compliance.
For more information, call the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia, a Division of Horizons Community Solutions, at (229) 352-9100.
*The Community Cancer Screening ProgramTM colonoscopy screening component is designated by the National Cancer Institute as a Research Tested Intervention Program. The program also was awarded Mutual of America Foundation’s national Community Partnership Award (2013) and the Healthcare Georgia Foundation’s Joseph D. Greene Community Service Award (2014). In addition, the program is recognized as a best practice for reducing colorectal cancer screening disparities by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Healthcare Innovation Exchange and was highlighted as a Success Story by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Guide to Community Preventive Services.