Our Response & Action to the CDC’s Ostomy Ads

Thanks to the many advocates voicing their opinions through social media, I decided to pick up the phone and call the American Cancer Society (ACS) and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week regarding the new round of ads that are a part of the “Tips From Former Smokers“ campaign. This public health…  Read More

Evaluating 80% by 2018

At Call-on Congress we received several questions, one common one being, “How will we evaluate the success of the 80% by 2018 campaign?” The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) has chosen to use the “Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey” for overall evaluation of the 80% by 2018 initiative. While it’s true we won’t know the final results…  Read More

Colorectal Cancer Gains Funding in New Appropriations Bill

Advocates, Your hard work in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 really paid off!!! Last week, the House and the Senate completed action on the FY2015 spending bill and officially adjourned the 113th Congress. The bill will keep the federal government running until spring, and the president has already signed the bill into law. For the first time…  Read More

ADVOCACY UPDATE – OCTOBER 2014

Advocates, Happy first month of fall! As the weather cools down, things in advocacy are heating up! For this month’s advocacy update, we’re sharing ways you can get involved with Fight CRC this season. If you haven’t already, join the ADVOCATES FACEBOOK GROUP to get daily updates and connect with other advocates.  ADVOCATE SPOTLIGHT: JERINA ORDONO After…  Read More

What's Preventing Prevention? – A Recap from the Alliance for Health Reform/AARP Hill briefing

by Margaret Carvin, Fight Colorectal Cancer Policy Strategist Colorectal Cancer prevention and screening was discussed extensively at a senate lunch briefing last week by several panelists. CDC’s CRCCP Program Explained Judy Monroe, from Centers for Disease Control, discussed the Colorectal Cancer Control Program. She explained that this program covers 25 states and 4 Indian tribes. Two-thirds of the money…  Read More

Backgrounder – Support FY15 Funding for CRCCP at CDC

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