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Source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services
Last Reviewed: April 2019
Workgroups: Cancer Workgroup
The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends interventions that engage community health workers to increase screening for colorectal cancer by colonoscopy or fecal occult blood test. These interventions are intended to increase demand for screening services — using group education, one-on-one education, client reminders, or small media — and to improve access to screening services by reducing structural barriers. They’re typically used in underserved communities to improve health, and they can enhance health equity. CPSTF found that these interventions increase colorectal cancer screening when community health workers deliver them on their own or as part of a team.
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Guide to Community Preventive Services. (2019). Cancer Screening: Interventions Engaging Community Health Workers – Colorectal Cancer. Retrieved from https://www.thecommunityguide.org/findings/cancer-screening-interventions-engaging-community-health-workers-colorectal-cancer