Colon Cancer Screening Resources

The number one factor that influences a patient's decision to get screened for colon (colorectal) cancer is a recommendation from you, their healthcare provider.

Even if you already make it a practice to recommend screening for every screening-eligible patient, the evidence-based strategies and information linked below can help you improve your ability to identify and screen more patients.

The Provider Toolbox

Use the Colon Cancer Screening Provider Toolbox (PDF) to find an extensive list of the Centers for Disease Control's evidence-based strategies as outlined in The Community Guide. Strategies are organized by category, such as small media, reducing structural barriers, and patient and provider reminders. Many of these intervention categories are also effective at boosting breast and cervical cancer screening rates.

Patient reminders and educational materials

Tools and resources for primary care clinics