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We know all those acronyms and initialisms can be confusing and sound like a different language. That’s why we created the advocacy glossary.
The Colorectal Cancer Control Program partners with state health departments, universities and tribal organizations to implement evidence-based programs to increase screening, particularly in underserved communities.
Research takes time and resources. The NIH and NCI need increased and predictable federal investment to continue the development of new treatments and cures for those with colorectal cancer.
This glossary is a great cheat sheet for the terms that often pop up in conversations around policy and advocacy. It explains everything from the difference between Medicare and Medicaid […]
Our Catalyst State-by-State Advocacy Program grantees in Colorado had the opportunity to give testimony before their state legislature on legislation to lower the screening age to 45 and remove cost-sharing […]
In 2019, Maine passed legislation lowering the colorectal screening age to 45 and removing out-of-pocket costs for colonoscopies following a positive non-invasive screening test. This bill can serve as a […]
Federal Level, Screening Age Legislation, State Level
In 2016, Kentucky passed legislation mandating the use of the most up-to-date American Cancer Society screening guidelines, meaning the state now recognizes colorectal cancer screening beginning at age 45. This […]
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