Public Health and Health Systems Partnerships to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening in Clinical Settings

This announcement provides funds to recipients to partner with health systems and individual primary care clinics to implement evidence-based interventions (EBIs) to increase colorectal cancer (CRC) screening uptake among applicant defined populations age 50-75 years that have CRC screening rates lower


than the national, regional, or local rate.

Recipients will:
1) establish partnerships with health systems and primary care clinics to implement at least two of four EBIs recommended in The Community Guide (client reminders; provider reminders, reduction of structural barriers, and provider assessment and feedback); 2) establish partnerships with organizations that provide expertise to support the implementation of EBIs in primary care clinics; 3) conduct a formal assessment of each clinics capacity/readiness to implement EBIs; 4) utilize the clinic assessment to select appropriate EBIs to implement; 5) provide resources to partner clinics to provide and support completion of follow-up colonoscopies after a positive or abnormal screening test; and 6) collect and submit high-quality clinic-level data including baseline and annual CRC screening rates.
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services

Office: Centers for Disease Control - NCCDPHP

Estimated Funding: $110,000,000

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The award ceiling for this NOFO is $900,000.

CDC will consider any application requesting an award higher than this amount as non-responsive and it will receive no further review.

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