Wisconsin's Collaborative Approach to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second most common cancer diagnosed in Wisconsin and the second leading cause of cancer death among both men and women in the state. 1 Early detection and screening can detect colorectal cancer in its earliest stages increasing the success of treatment and reducing mortality (death) from the disease. In 2012, 72% of Wisconsin adults were considered ‘up-to-date’ on their colorectal cancer screening yet local Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) who serve a high population of African American, Hispanic and Hmong men and women living below the poverty line in the Milwaukee area, their CRC screening rate was around 34%. 2,3
Partner with all Milwaukee Federally Qualified Health Centers to increase colorectal cancer screening rates to coincide with the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) initiative of reaching 80% screening rate by 2018. Strategies include:
Patients aged 50-75 years old who seek their medical care from one of the Milwaukee area FQHCs. Many of these patients are urban, African American, Hispanic and Hmong men and women living below the poverty line.
This is a five year project, June 30, 2015-June 29, 2020
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
1.American Cancer Society. (2013). Wisconsin Cancer Facts & Figures 2013-2014. American Cancer Society, Inc. Available at: http://www.wicancer.org.
2.Imm P, Ziege A, Conlon A, LoConte NK. (2014). Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in Wisonsin. CCC Issue Brief, 10:2 Available at: http://www.wicancer.org
3.Brooks, D (2015) American Cancer Society. “Community Health Centers and 80 by 2018”. Presentation given to FQHC CEOs on March 31, 2015 at the Milwaukee Athletic Club.
Noelle LoConte, MD
Michelle Corbett, MPH, CHES
David Frazer, MPH
Federally Qualified Health Center Partners