CRC Program Overview
The Colorectal Cancer Control Program’s purpose is to increase colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates among a defined target population of persons 50-75 years of age by implementing evidence-based interventions and other strategies in partnership with health systems to institute organized screening programs.
Evidence Based Interventions (EBIs)
- Provider Assessment and Feedback - Provider assessment and feedback interventions evaluate provider performance in delivering or offering screening to clients (assessment) and present providers with information about their performance in providing screening services (feedback).
- Provider Reminders - Reminders inform health care providers it is time for a client’s cancer screening test (called a “reminder”) or that a client is overdue for screening (called a “recall”).
- Client Reminders - Client reminders are written (letter, postcard, e-mail) or telephone messages (including automated messages) advising people that they are due for screening. These interventions can be untailored to reach the overall target population or tailored with the intent to reach one specific person, based on characteristics unique to that person, related to the outcome of interest, and derived from an individual assessment.
- Reducing Structural Barriers - Structural barriers are non-economic burdens or obstacles that make it difficult for people to access cancer screening (e.g., inconvenient clinic hours).
Addition information regarding these and other evidence-based interventions for organized approaches to increase colorectal cancer screening are available at: