Innovative Strategies To Increase Cancer Screening

Innovative Strategies To Increase Cancer Screening Wednesday, February 13, 2013

According to a 2010 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute, overall cancer screening rates in the United States remain below national targets and disparities persist among racial and ethnic groups. Efforts to increase screening can help identify early treatable cancers and reduce morbidity and mortality due to cancer.

The featured Innovations describe three programs that used innovative strategies to increase colorectal, cervical, and skin cancer screening rates among specific target populations.

The featured QualityTools include a toolkit to help health care professionals improve cancer screening rates in their practice and resources for health care consumers and communities to promote screening.

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