Michigan Colorectal Cancer Early Detection Program

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has implemented the Michigan Colorectal Cancer Early Detection Program (MCRCEDP) through a multi-year grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The MCRCEDP provides outreach and colorectal cancer education, individualized risk assessment and screening to eligible, low income, 50-64 year old men and women living in 29 Michigan counties.

MCRCEDP services are provided through 6 local coordinating agencies (LCAs) with the cooperation and partnership of physicians, hospitals, and other health care organizations in their communities. Following Michigan Cancer Consortium Guidelines for the Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer, colorectal cancer screening is provided through:

  • Colonoscopy for average or increased-risk clients.
  • Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT), optional, for average risk clients.

 March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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Ready-to-Use Tools to help you and your organization promote cancer awareness: 

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Colorectal Cancer Screening in Michigan

MCRCEDP (data from 9/30/16 to 6/9/17) ...
* 7,114 Screenings completed
* 652 Patients with pre-cancerous polyps removed
* 11 Cancers found

Health Systems Programs (data through 6/30/16) ...
* 60,724 Patients ages 50-75
* 184 Providers involved
* 37 Participating clinics

New The December 2016 edition of the MCRCEDP Update is now available.  
Click HERE to read more!

The US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) releases the 2016 recommendations for Colorectal Cancer screening in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

The USPSTF recommends screening for colorectal cancer starting at age 50 years and continuing until age 75 years. The decision to screen for colorectal cancer in adults aged 76 to 85 years should be an individual one, taking into account the patient’s overall health and prior screening history. Click HERE to read the entire RECOMMENDATION STATEMENT

80% by 2018
The Michigan Colorectal Cancer Early Detection Program “took the pledge” and is committed to eliminating colorectal cancer as a major public health problem.  The MDHHS is actively working toward the shared goal of screening 80% of eligible adults for colorectal cancer by 2018. Read more about 80% by 2018.

  MIYO - make it your own
January 8, 2015 ~ Matthew Krueter & Nikki Spencer

This webinar introduces MIYO or Make It Your Own:

  • A free on-line tool
  • Anyone can create evidence-based health communication pieces such as post cards, posters, flyers, and inserts to be used for client reminders as well as promoting breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening opportunities and services
  • Using MIYO is simple and items can be customized to best reach the audience you have in mind.

Be sure to check it out.

The Health Disparities Reduction and Minority Health Section in collaboration with the Lifecourse Epidemiology & Genomics Division is pleased to announce the release of the report entitled “Health Risk Behaviors among Hispanic Adults within the State of Michigan, 2012.” This report presents estimates from the 2012 Hispanic Behavioral Risk Factor Survey, the first survey to focus on Hispanic adults in Michigan and provide state-specific, population based estimates. A summary report entitled Health Status of Hispanic Adults in Michigan” was created to accompany the full report.

The Michigan Department of Community Health, Chronic Disease Epidemiology Section would like to announce the release of the latest issue of the Michigan BRFSS Surveillance Briefs entitled Colorectal Cancer Screening among Michigan Adults 50 Years and Older. This issue can be viewed by clicking on the above link and can also be found on the MiBRFSS website (www.michigan.gov/brfs). All questions related to the content of this surveillance brief should be sent to MIBRFSS@michigan.gov.

last updated: 11/03/17

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Mailing address for PAPER Claims and any correspondence:

MDHHS - Claims
109 Michigan Ave
WSB - 5th Floor
Lansing, MI 48933

(866) 930-6324 - Phone
(517) 335-8752 - Fax


All refunds, over payments or adjustments are to be made payable to:

MDHHS - Claims
109 Michigan Ave
WSB - 5th Floor
Lansing, MI 48933

NOTE: Regardless of the initial payer, checks are to be made payable to "State of Michigan"

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