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What's New | February 13, 2013

Innovative Strategies To Increase Cancer Screening Innovative Strategies To Increase Cancer Screening
According to a 2010 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute, overall cancer screening rates in the United States remain below national targets and disparities persist among racial and ethnic groups. Efforts to increase screening can help identify early treatable cancers and reduce morbidity and mortality due to cancer.

The featured Innovations describe three programs that used innovative strategies to increase colorectal, cervical, and skin cancer screening rates among specific target populations.

The featured QualityTools include a toolkit to help health care professionals improve cancer screening rates in their practice and resources for health care consumers and communities to promote screening.
Featured Innovations:
Featured QualityTools:

 American Cancer Society Mammogram Reminder
Developed by American Cancer Society

 Choose Your Cover: Skin Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Toolkit
Developed by New Jersey Office of Cancer Control and Prevention

 How To Increase Cancer Screening Rates: A Quality Improvement Toolkit for Busy Office Practices
Developed by American Cancer Society; Iowa Cancer Consortium; Iowa Get Screened; Upper Midwest Public Health Training Center

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 AHRQ Chartered Value Exchanges: Public Reporting Web Sites
Developed by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 Toolkits for Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs
Developed by National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality