Colorectal Screening Collaborative

Wisconsin’s Collaborative Approach to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening

The Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Program and the Center for Urban Population Health through the UW Carbone Cancer Center will expand collaborations that are being built with six Milwaukee area Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) to increase colorectal cancer screening rates.  Improved organizational policies and systems changes that include the adoption of multiple EBIs within Milwaukee FQHCs will lead to increased rates of high-quality colorectal cancer screening for Milwaukee area FQHCs patient population.  This will decrease disparities in screening and colorectal cancer mortality among urban, African American, Hispanic and Hmong men and women living below the poverty line in Milwaukee and help Wisconsin reach its goal of 80% of adults aged 50-75 years old screened by 2018.

Participating FQHCs:

  • Kenosha Community Health Center, Inc.
  • Milwaukee Health Services, Inc.
  • Outreach Community Health Centers
  • Progressive Community Health Clinics
  • Sixteen Street Community Health Center
  • Walker’s Point Community Clinic

Project staff and the CHC clinical teams are committed to jointly assess the needs and existing capacity of CHC to effectively conduct colorectal cancer screening.  Together, they will conduct the following activities to increase colorectal cancer screening rates among the FQHCs patient population:

  • Identify a clinic colorectal screening QI team
  • Develop and implement an Evidence Based Intervention (EBI) Plan. Evidenced Based interventions include:
    • Provider Reminders and Education
    • Patient Reminders and Education
    • Patient Navigation
  • Develop and implement an Evaluation Plan

Other project partners include the American Cancer Society, City of Milwaukee Health Department and the WI Primary Health Care Association.  These partnerships in Milwaukee will support improved access to and use of colorectal cancer screening for the target population.

If you have questions about this project, contact Allison Antoine at [email protected]