Web Sites of Interest

Michigan Colorectal Cancer Early Detection Program (MCRCEDP)

See below for a list of PROVIDER and CLIENT resources available for Colorectal Cancer.


Provides a new searchable database, it takes people to a host of financial resources. "Find Assistance from Organizations Providing Financial or Practical Help"

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Recommendations for Colorectal Cancer Screening (2016)

CDC Science Clips: Volume 5, Issue 38, November 4, 2013 Key Scientific CRC Articles

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 
The CDC is focused on increasing CRC awareness and screening to reduce colorectal incidence and mortality rates. The recent CDC Vital Signs Report and CRC Inforgraphics encourages the use of all risk appropriate CRC screening options to increase CRC screening.
The Screen for Life Campaign offers free CRC small media and public service announcements.  Links to basic CRC information found on the CDC Website.

3-part CRC Webinars Series: Overview of CRC Screening, Strategies and Systems for Expanding CRC Screening at Health Centers MI Primary Care Association, MI Department of Community Health Website – Clinical Quality. (1 hr. sessions)

The Community Guide
The Community Preventive Services Task Force released provider and client evidence-based strategies that have been researched and are known to increase CRC screening rates.

Make It Your Own (MIYO)
Develop FREE CRC small media for patient or provider reminders. Small media includes flyers, posters, patient office reminder cards, brochures and fact sheets that have been researched and tested by Washington State University through a CDC grant.

Clinical Protocol for the Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer
A two page clinician’s reference to CRC screening guidelines is based upon screening guidelines developed by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (2016), the American Cancer Society (2016), and the NCCN Guidelines (2016). Not all acceptable CRC screening tests are utilized by the Michigan Colorectal Cancer Early Detection Program (MCRCEDP).

The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable is a national coalition of organizations dedicated to reducing the incidence of and mortality from CRC in the U.S. by increasing the use of proven CRC screening tests in populations at risk for CRC.

Clinician’s Reference: Fecal Occult Blood Testing (FOBT) for Colorectal Cancer Screening
A 2-page resource developed by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable is designed to introduce (or reintroduce) clinicians to the value of stool blood testing. It explains stool blood testing in general, the differences between a guaiac-FOBT and an FIT, why different kinds of FOBTs are superior and outlines some of the things that need to go into a stool blood testing screening program, if it is to be done in a quality way.

Provides free, health professional support services including counseling, support groups, financial assistance, workshops and publications for anyone affected by cancer.

Screening for Colorectal Cancer: Optimizing Quality (CME)
This continuing education activity provides guidance and tools for clinicians on the optimal ways to implement screening for colorectal cancer to help ensure that patients receive maximum benefit. There are two versions of this course: one for primary care providers and one for clinicians who perform colonoscopy. Continuing education is available for both versions.

Adherence to Colorectal Cancer Screening: A Randomized Clinical Trial of Competing Strategies      Apr 9, 2012, Vol 172, No. 7

American Gastroenterological Association Polyp Surveillance Measures    

CRC Navigation: Increasing CRC Screening Rates in Michigan
A how-to -guide for implementing patient navigation to increase CRC screening rates. 

Cancer-Related Educational Opportunities and CRC Disparities in Michigan Webinar

Colonoscopy Screening after the ACA: Cost Barriers Persist for Medicare Beneficiaries CRC Screening Services Covered by Medicare

Colorectal Cancer, Health Disparities, and Policy WEBINAR

An Update of the Lynch Syndrome in the Quest for Reducing its Morbidity and Mortality

NCI Gut-Check:  Why Should I Care About CRC Screening?

National Institutes of Health:  Colorectal Cancer       

American Cancer Society (ACS) Call: 1-800-227-2345
ACS provides information about the prevention and early detection of CRC as well as Support Programs and Services for patients diagnosed with CRC and their family members. A Primary Care Clinician’s Evidence-Based Toolbox and Guide (2008) is designed to improve office practice and ensure patients are provided necessary CRC screening recommendations.

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Colorectal Cancer Educational Videos

Michigan Cancer Consortium (MCC)
MCC Information Clearinghouse

Michigan Colorectal Cancer Early Detection Program (MCRCEDP) Manual



Provides a new searchable database, it takes people to a host of financial resources. "Find Assistance from Organizations Providing Financial or Practical Help"

MI Bridges or Enroll Michigan
Certified Application Counselors assist individuals and families with health insurance including enrolling in health plans offered in the new Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicaid, MIChild and the Healthy Michigan Plan (Medicaid Expansion).

Health Insurance Marketplace – Health Insurance coverage website

Centers for Disease Control: Screen for Life  - free information and brochures
CDC Vital Signs and Choosing the Right Test

For qualifying individuals, there is financial support for screening related expenses such as cost of screening, transportation, child care and lost wages through Colon Cancer Alliance’s Blue Hope Prevention Award:  (877) 422-2230

Colonoscopy Assist Program (Low Cost Colonoscopies in Michigan)      
A program that helps uninsured or underinsured men and women obtain a colonoscopy screening at a discounted rate.

Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) Patient Navigator Program
Navigation assistance for patients at all stages of cancer care, from screening and diagnosis to treatment and survivorship. The CCA is collaborating with partners nationally to provide assistance to clients requiring CRC screening.
Helpline available at (877) 422-2030 Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Patient Advocate Foundation  (866) 657-8634
Assistance to clients with financial and medical access issues, arbitration, medication, medical debt, insurance access, and job retention.

Michigan 2-1-1 is a free, confidential service that connects you with local community-based organizations across the state offering thousands of different programs and services for people seeking answers. Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and covers 100% of Michigan and includes assistance for: transportation, food, utilities, housing, children and families, re-entry services and more.

Patient Access Network Foundation
Eligible Medicare clients may apply for financial assistance for colorectal cancer treatment.

Benefits Check Up
Benefits Check Up is free service of the National Council on Aging (NCOA) that assists adults over 55 with help to pay for prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other basic needs.

Cancer Survivorship Resources
A list of national resources for cancer survivors.

National Cancer Institute:
Gut Check - Why should YOU care about colorectal cancer screening?

Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) Clearinghouse
The Health Promotions Clearinghouse is funded by the Michigan Department of Community Health. The Clearinghouse provides materials produced by the Michigan Department of Community Health to promote healthier lifestyles for a healthier Michigan.

National Institutes of Health:  Colorectal Cancer

Colon Polyps - English
Colon Polyps - Spanish

NIH Senior Health: Colorectal Cancer


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last updated: 03/14/2017