The Washington State Colorectal Cancer Task Force's mission is to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders with the intent to improve existing screening programs through partnerships, the promotion of screening options, and the overall education of Washington residents on colorectal cancer prevention. The Washington State CRC Task Force is a group of representatives from various sectors including: Federally Qualified Health Centers, managed care organizations/payors, hospitals, primary care providers, government, tribal entities, and others involved in improving outcomes in CRC screening and prevention. The task force membership includes: clinical care team, quality improvement staff, researchers, survivors, community members, passionate volunteers, and other partners.
Past Meeting Slides and Notes
- March 5th, 2020 Slides
- March 5th, 2020 Notes
MARCH IS COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH!
Throughout the month of March, the Department of Health in partnership with the Washington State Colorectal Cancer Task Force, will engage in a public education campaign aimed at reducing colorectal cancer burden by increasing awareness and alleviating barriers to screening. Colorectal Cancer is completely preventable with screening. Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. In the United States, colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and in women, and the second most common cause of cancer deaths when men and women are combined. Weekly topic briefers are available below:
Weekly Topic Briefers:
- General Information About State of CRC
- Causes, Risk Factors, and Prevention
- Early Detection/Diagnosis
- Significant Barriers to Screening
- Hereditary Components