When: March 7, 2019
Where: Atlanta, GA
- 9:30 AM EST Social Media Kick off
- 2:00-3:00 PM EST Livestream Broadcast
The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT), Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC), the American Cancer Society (ACS), Mayo Clinic, Exact Sciences, and UPS are once again joining forces during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month with partners around the country to launch our next campaign to reach an 80% colorectal cancer screening rate nationwide.
This national signature event and live online broadcast will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 7, 2019. We will not only celebrate national achievements and outstanding contributions to our cause but also emphasize the areas where we must continue to reach into in order to achieve an 80% colorectal cancer screening rate in every community.
What is 80% in Every Community?
80% in Every Community is an initiative which aims to substantially reduce colorectal cancer as a major public health problem. The initiative seeks to build on and grow the tremendous success of the 80% by 2018 initiative.
Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the US when men and women are combined, yet many of these deaths can be prevented through screening. That’s why so many organizations are committed to working together to reach a nationwide screening rate of 80% or higher. The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) is working with community health clinics, health plans, employers, counties, and others to achieve 80% screening rates and higher in every community. But not everyone is benefiting equally. There are still communities with lower colorectal cancer screening rates – rural communities, certain racial and ethnic communities, low-income communities and many of the unscreened have insurance. This campaign, led by NCCRT and supported by hundreds of organizations across the country, is focused on bringing down barriers to screening because everyone deserves to live a life free from colorectal cancer. Our collective mission isn’t achieved until we see 80% and higher screening rates in every community.
Become a “screening champion” or re-energize your current efforts to help spread the word in your community that with screening, colorectal cancer can be prevented by finding and removing precancerous polyps, or colorectal cancer can be found early when treatment is more likely to be successful. What can you do?
- Participate in the launch of 80% in Every Community:
- Sign up for our Livestream event on March 7th
- Connect with us on social media. Follow #80inEveryCommunity on Twitter and Instagram and visit our organization web pages below to find all our social media channels.
- Spread the word that colorectal cancer screening saves lives:
- Use the resources below to raise awareness leading up to and during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month this March.
- Join us. Learn how you can join the shared goal to reach 80% in Every Community.
Here are several free educational resources and tools that can help you raise awareness about colorectal cancer:
For Patients and the Public:
- Save A Life Flyer (Fight CRC)
- Beyond Blue Magazine (Fight CRC)
- Get Tested for Colorectal Cancer (ACS)
- Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures (ACS)
- CRC Screening Social Media Posts and Images (CDC)
- CRC Awareness Print Materials and TV/Radio PSAs (CDC)
- Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (GW Cancer Center)
For Providers, Public Health Professionals, Employers and More:
- 80% by 2018 Communications Guidebook for tested messages and a Social Media Editorial Calendar (starting on page 41) with sample posts for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and newsletters
- USPSTF Colorectal Screening Guidelines (USPSTF)
- American Cancer Society Guideline for Colorectal Cancer Screening: A Summary for Clinicians
- Reaching the Hispanic Population: Insights and key messages
- Reaching the Asian American Population: Insights and key messages
- Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Social Media Toolkit
SCREENING GUIDELINES DISCLAIMER: The NCCRT supports member organizations in advancing their life-saving missions around colorectal cancer screening, no matter which colorectal cancer screening recommendations they choose to follow. The NCCRT will continue to create an environment in which organizations with varying missions and policies can be heard, where differences of opinion are respected, where all organizations benefit from their membership in the NCCRT, and where the guiding philosophy emphasizes working toward the same end goal to save lives from this disease. Assuring health equity is our responsibility. The NCCRT will continue to provide resources that meet the needs of all members, serve as an information clearing house, address disparities issues, and identify opportunities to save lives from this disease, including those who are being diagnosed at younger ages.
Working Together Changes Lives!
Show us how you support 80% in Every Community! No matter where you are, you can join via social media.
Post pictures and videos to show how you are raising awareness during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Post on Twitter or Instagram using #80inEveryCommunity.