Use of Evidence-Based Interventions and Implementation Strategies to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening in Federally Qualified Health Centers


    While colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates have been increasing in the general population, rates are considerably lower in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), which serve a large proportion of uninsured and medically vulnerable patients. Efforts to screen eligible patients must be accelerated if we are to reach the national screening goal of 80% by 2018 and beyond. Researchers conducted a survey of staff at FQHCs in eight states to determine which evidence-based interventions (EBIs) to promote CRC screening are currently being used, and which implementation strategies are being employed to ensure that the interventions are executed as intended.

    Journal of Community Health, May 16, 2018 [EPub ahead of print]
    Swann Arp Adams, Catherine L. Rohweder, Jennifer Leeman, Daniela B. Friedman, Ziya Gizlice, Robin C. Vanderpool, Natoshia Askelson, Alicia Best, Susan A. Flocke, Karen Glanz, Linda K. Ko, Michelle Kegler