Resources and links
Learn more about colorectal cancer; the latest screening methods, their application, and their costs; and how to effectively implement colorectal cancer screening recommendations into your practice:
- U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
- American Cancer Society
- Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research/ Mailed FIT – Resources to optimize colorectal cancer screening
- National Cancer Institute’s Risk Assessment Tool
- National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Brief: ‘Grandfathered Health Plans’, 2010,
Below are local and national resources for patients who are diagnosed with colorectal cancer and need assistance paying for treatment:
- The Figg Tree Foundation—Provides grants to help with medical expenses ranging from doctor visits to chemotherapy treatment (click on Grant Info)
- Patient Advocate Foundation—The Colorectal CareLine provides one-time grants to patients who have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer and need help with transportation services associated with their care.
- BenefitsCheckUp, a Service of the National Council on Aging—Helps seniors access available benefits for health care and other needs
- HealthWell Foundation—Helps pay for medications for patients who are underinsured
- Oregon Primary Care Association—Provides a list of federally qualified health centers across Oregon (click on Find a Health Center)
Primary Care and Public Health
Your involvement with this campaign underscores how critical partnerships between Primary Care and Public Health are to improve the health of our communities. View this overview of how each—working together—create promote health as well as an illustration of community health at work.
I put off getting screened for colorectal cancer until I was about 54 years old. I finally took that step when I learned that it’s the 2nd leading cancer killer, and that it’s highly preventable—So to me it was a ‘no brainer’. I’m sure thankful that I took care of my health and got screened; the peace of mind is invaluable!
Dan Van Slyke – Roseburg