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Are 80% of Your Employees 50+ Getting Regular Colorectal Cancer Screenings?

March is national colorectal cancer screening month! 

Screening Matters

According to the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, “Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in the U.S when men and women are combined. Yet it is one of the most preventable.

The business community has an important role to play in promoting colorectal cancer screening and much to gain on saving on health care costs, promoting a healthy workforce with increased productivity, and demonstrating corporate social responsibility.

Join the national and Tennessee effort to get 80% of adults age 50 and older regularly screened for colorectal cancer.”

If we reach 80%, there can be fewer than 200,000 colorectal deaths in less than 20 years. Tennessee consistently ranks above the national rate for colorectal cancer and colorectal cancer mortality so we have s significant opportunity to save lives right here in our state.

Campaign Support is Available

1. Start your colorectal cancer screening campaign in March, and continue it through the rest of the year!

Sign the corporate pledge at http://nccrt.org/80-2018-pledge/

2. Have a colorectal cancer awareness event or highlight colorectal cancer screening at your next health fair

Contact Cristie Upshaw Travis at ctravis@memphisbusinessgroup.org if you want to learn more about Gastro One participating and actually setting up colonoscopy appointments for your staff. 

3. Use turn-key communication tools and material for ease of implementation:

National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable: http://nccrt.org/resource/2017-80-2018-communications-guidebook-recommended-messaging-reach-unscreened/

  • Short messages suitable for internal email blasts and/or social media
  • Leadership letter to employees
  • Communication guidebook

Click here for more information on how employers can support increased screening

Love Your Colon Campaignwww.loveyourcolon.org:

  • Newsletter
  • Flyer
  • Tent cards
  • Pledge card
  • Post card
Posted by Cristie Travis at 1:59 PM

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