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Colorectal Cancer Screening in Community Health Centers

A Database of Innovative Practices 

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Developed as a part of the Scaling Colorectal Cancer Screening through Outreach, Referral, and Engagement (SCORE) Project, this database contains strategies that eight community health centers (CHCs) in North Carolina have implemented to help their patients complete colorectal (CRC) screening. CHCs provide primary care services regardless of ability to pay and play a critical role in promoting public health and delivering essential disease prevention, management, and care. With only limited resources, the mission of CHCs is to ensure access to preventative health services, including screening tests of early detection of colorectal cancer (CRC).

The CCSI reached out to representatives of CHCs from across the state to ask about innovative strategies that their clinics are using to increase CRC screening. With assistance from the North Carolina Community Health Center Association (NCCHCA) and the American Cancer Society-Southeast Region (ACS), CCSI recruited representatives from the following organizations to describe their success in developing and implementing CRC programs:

  • Bakersville Community Health Center
  • Goshen Medical Center
  • Kinston Community Health Center
  • Lincoln Community Health Center
  • Ocracoke Health Center
  • Stedman Wade Health Services, Inc.
  • Triad Adult and Pediatric Center
  • Wilkes Community Health Center