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.
- Culturally Competent Outreach Programs Increase Cervical Cancer Screening Among Chinese Women
- Automated Calls Followed by Mailed Kits Significantly Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rate in Those Overdue for Testing
- Free Skin Cancer Screening and Education at Beaches and Other Outdoor Venues Identify Many With Suspected Cancer, Enhance Knowledge of Protective Strategies
Also in This Issue:
- At-Home, Internet-Enabled Therapy Sessions Enhance Access to Cognitive Rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injury Patients, Leading to High Levels of Patient and Therapist Satisfaction
- Hair Stylists Who Serve as Lay Health Educators Encourage Clients To Adopt Behaviors That Reduce Health Risks
- Community-Wide Collaboration Provides School-Based Mental Health Services to Students and Families in Impoverished, High-Crime, Urban Neighborhoods
- Interim Methadone Maintenance Program Reduces Heroin Use and Increases Treatment Entry Rates for Addicts Awaiting Comprehensive Services
- Worksite Program Provides Strategies for Handling Stress, Reducing Problem Drinking and Psychological Symptoms
- Trained Paramedics Provide Ongoing Support to Frequent 911 Callers, Reducing Use of Ambulance and Emergency Department Services
- Dedicated Inpatient Unit Improves Outcomes and Generates High Satisfaction for Women With Severe Perinatal Depression