State Advocacy Priorities
With advocates across the country, we can be on the ground advocating for policies that will increase access to colorectal cancer screening in every community.
Lowering the Screening Age to 45
In 2018, the American Cancer Society (ACS) lowered their recommended age to begin colorectal cancer screening age for average-risk adults from 50 to 45 years old. Fight CRC is working at the state level to ensure patients have access to colorectal cancer screening beginning at age 45.
Removing Out-of-Pocket Costs for Follow-Up Colonoscopies
If a patient completes a non-invasive colorectal cancer screening test and receives a positive result, it is critical that they then undergo a follow-up colonoscopy to complete the screening process. Unfortunately, this often results in patients being faced with out-of-pocket costs. Fight CRC is working at the state to remove this barrier to colorectal cancer screening.
The Catalyst State-by-State Advocacy Program is a competitive grant program created to support colorectal cancer policy change at the state level. Our goal is to accelerate progress toward turning aspirational colorectal cancer screening goals into reality by increasing access and reducing barriers to colorectal cancer screening.
Fight Colorectal Cancer is on the ground in Washington, D.C., educating policymakers and ensuring that the colorectal cancer community is represented when and where policy is created.