Closing the Gaps: Colorectal Cancer Screening Webinar Series

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Webinar 2: Increasing Screening Rates in Practice

Increasing Screening Rates in Practice slide deck


To maximize options for improving colorectal cancer screening by following four essential strategies.

Target Audience

Physicians, Nurses, Medical Assistants, Medical Office Managers, Other Healthcare Professionals

Learning Objectives

1.       Explain that the screening recommendation from a provider is an influential factor for whether a patient is screened for cancer.

2.       Determine gaps in care to ensure that patients get the appropriate recommendation.

3.       Map out a plan for improving colorectal cancer screening rates within their healthcare setting using the "Four Essentials" for improving screening rates.

4.       Utilize resources available to assist primary care physicians in the implementation of quality screening programs/services.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the New Jersey of Academy of Family Physicians and the American Cancer Society. The New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The speaker, planners and reviewers have no conflicts of interest relevant to this activity.


This webinar series was supported by the Grant Number 5U58DP003937-04, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health. Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by the speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsements by the U.S. Government.

Release and Termination Date

 Release Date: May 5, 2017 - Termination Date: May 4, 2018

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