November 14, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET |Register Now
Join us on Thursday, November 14 at 12:00 p.m. ET to learn about progress made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 Clinical Preventive Services Leading Health Indicators. This webinar will focus on colorectal cancer screening and highlight the New York State Department of Health’s efforts to implement evidence-based interventions — including policy, systems, and environmental approaches — to increase colorectal cancer screenings and reduce the burden of cancer throughout the state.
Clinical preventive services, such as routine disease screening and scheduled immunizations, are key to reducing death and disability and improving the Nation’s health. These services both prevent and detect illnesses and diseases — from flu to cancer — in their earlier, more treatable stages, significantly reducing the risk of illness, disability, early death, and medical care costs. Screening tests for colorectal cancer can find cancer early and detect precancerous polyps, which can be removed before they turn into colorectal cancer.
About Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators
The Leading Health Indicators (LHIs) represent a smaller set of Healthy People 2020 objectives selected to communicate high-priority health issues and actions that can be taken to address them. LHIs help assess the health of the Nation, facilitate collaboration across sectors, and motivate action to improve the health of the U.S. population.