Goal 6: Increase high-quality cancer screening and early detection rates for Virginians.
CACV is a proud member of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable. The NCCRT is a collaborative partnership with more than 100-member organization across the nation, committed to taking action in screening, prevention, and early detection of colorectal cancer.
80% by 2018 is a national movement to eliminate colorectal cancer as a major public health issue by ensuring that at least 80% of Americans ages 50 to 74 have been screened for colorectal cancer. To learn initiative visit NCCR.
Currently, more than 1,500 organizations support the initiative, including more than 54 in Virginia.
CACV hosted regional colorectal cancer screening roundtables across the state in 2015 and 2016 as a call to action to increase screening rates. Each roundtable brought in regional experts, connected community partners, and provided an environment for action plans to be developed. The roundtables also addressed barriers to screening, motivators for screening, options for screening modalities, and success strategies to increase screening rates. Five roundtables, with over 250 participants, were held in the following regions: