Colorectal Cancer Screening Toolkit

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the #2 cancer killer in Oregon. Most deaths from CRC are preventable through early screening—yet fewer than half of Oregonians over 50 years old have had screening.

In support of the national goal of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to boost the rate to 80% by 2014, the Oregon Partnership for Cancer Control (OPCC) has developed the Colorectal Cancer Screening Toolkit. The toolkit assists clinical teams in communicating with their patients about CRC risks and motivating them to complete potentially life-saving screening.

The toolkit was developed by Acumentra Health for the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS), under a grant from the CDC. It includes modules for three distinct audiences:

  • Primary care clinic staff, including medical assistants and nurses
  • Physicians and other primary care providers
  • Community groups (for presentations at health fairs, senior centers, etc.)

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Clinic staff materials: Colorectal Cancer Screening Promotion Program

Session 1 focuses on CRC and the value of screening; Session 2 is for learning and practicing approaches for persuading patients to complete. The materials utilize a decision stage model based on research about influencing patients in different stages of change.

Contents and Overview

Session 1: Increase knowledge about screening

Presentation
Learning session materials: Agenda, speaker notes, pre/post test and key, evaluation form
Screening guide: an everyday reference for clinic staff
Patient handout: Colorectal cancer screening saves lives!

Session 2: Increase skills needed to impact screening rates

Presentation
Learning session materials: Agenda, speaker notes, pre/post test and key, evaluation form
Handouts: Scenario for a role play; key messages to support colorectal cancer screening follow-through; guide for talking with patients about colorectal cancer screening; decision stage model questionnaire

Provider materials

This module includes brief and longer presentation slide sets.

Presentation—20 minutes
Presentation—60 minutes
Learning session materials: Speaker notes, pre/post test and key, evaluation form
Handouts: Screening information and methods to promote completion; case studies on approaches that increased screening rates; literature review

Community materials

This module, for clinic staff or health promoters to use at health events, includes a handout for patients/attendees.

Presentation
Learning session materials: Speaker notes and evaluation form
Patient handout: Colorectal cancer screening saves lives!

Last updated February 17, 2011