80% by 2018
The Iowa Cancer Consortium has joined the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable in working to reach its goal of 80% of the eligible population screened for colorectal cancer by 2018. The resources linked below and found on the national 80% by 2018 website can help Iowa hospitals, clinics, public health practitioners, insurers, and others participate in these efforts and work to meet the same goal within their own organizations.
|WATCH: This 40-second video describes the need for the 80% by 2018 initiative.
||WATCH: Dr. Richard Wender, MD, chief cancer control officer of the American Cancer Society and chair of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable outlines ten steps to achieving 80% by 2018.
What's At Stake?
||A new study published in the journal Cancer states that the public health impact of reaching the 80% by 2018 goal could be significant, could include more than 200,000 lives saved.
Read the study.
Iowa 80% by 2018 Partners
Thank you to these Iowa Cancer Consortium partners who have joined the 80% by 2018 initiative in Iowa:
What can your or your organization do?
|Learn how primary care doctors, hospitals, insurers, employers, community organizations, survivors and others can advance 80% by 2018.
Take the Pledge
80% by 2018 Communications Guidebook: Effective messaging to reach the unscreened
||This communications guidebook focuses on how to effectively reach and mobilize three key unscreened groups: the newly insured, the insured procrastinator/rationalizer, and the financially challenged.
Click here to access the guidebook.
Click here to access the Communication Guidebook's Companion Guide to Hispanics/Latinos.
Social Media Messaging
Click here to download a social media message set.
Data: Colorectal Cancer in Iowa
- The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable has many tools available to help reach the 80% by 2018 goal. See a complete list here.
- The Iowa Cancer Consortium offers colorectal cancer materials and other resources for healthcare providers. View materials here.
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