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Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan 2015-2020

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The WI CCC Plan provides a common vision for health system leaders, advocates, policy makers, and researchers working to reduce the burden of cancer in Wisconsin. Choose a Priority below to view strategies, action steps, and resources to help support your work.

Priority 7: Increase use of recommended cancer screenings

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Click on one of the strategies below to find action steps for the selected strategy that you can use to implement the WI CCC Plan 2015-2020.

Strategies

Action Steps

  • Develop and implement media campaigns to educate the public on the importance of cancer screenings.
  • Develop and implement social marketing strategies to increase awareness among targeted populations.
  • Inform the public on current screening recommendations through schools, worksites and communities.
  • Develop culturally appropriate information on cancer screening recommendations.
  • Implement peer-to-peer education and community health worker models to increase utilization of recommended cancer screenings.
  • Support the American Cancer Society’s 80% by 2018 Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative.
  • Educate consumers about available cancer screening benefits through private and public insurance plans.

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Action Steps

  • Offer continuing education and training opportunities for health care providers on current cancer screening recommendations.
  • Use quality improvement metrics as a tool to improve cancer screening rates.
  • Provide incentives to patients for participating in cancer screening services.
  • Implement provider reminder systems that identify patients due for recommended cancer screenings.
  • Provide simple language and tools for health care providers to use to discuss screening recommendations with patients.
  • Utilize patient reminder tools to inform patients that they are due for cancer screenings.
  • Increase the availability of culturally appropriate patient navigation systems within health systems to increase utilization of recommended screenings.
  • Promote recommended cancer screenings to specific populations at higher risk of cancer because of family history, previous screening experience, and/or behavioral risks.
  • Increase availability of clinic based extended hours for screening.

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Action Steps

  • Increase access to affordable public and private insurance plans.
  • Promote full insurance coverage for recommended cancer screenings, including diagnostic screenings.
  • Increase the availability of culturally appropriate patient navigation systems within communities to increase utilization of recommended screenings.
  • Promote and support programs that provide free or low-cost recommended screenings to the under and uninsured.
  • Increase access to recommended screenings among rural and isolated populations.
  • Provide community opportunities to access low cost or free early detection cancer screenings.
  • Provide information to health care providers and patients about the availability of low cost/free screenings and how to access them.
  • Support tax incentives to facilities that offer recommended cancer screenings for free or at a reduced rate.

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