Effective Strategies to Reach Patients for Colorectal Cancer Screening During COVID-19

Effective Strategies to Reach Patients for Colorectal Cancer Screening During COVID-19

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The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan’s National Native Network with Indian Health Service Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and the Indian Health Service Clinical Support Center (Accredited Provider)
present a webinar.

Title:  Effective Strategies to Reach Patients for Colorectal Cancer Screening During COVID-19
Date:  Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Time:  3 – 4 p.m., EST

Kevin English, DrPH
Director, Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center
Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board, Inc.

Donald Haverkamp, MPH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Target Audience:
Physicians, nurses, health educators, administrators, and support staff working with American Indian and/or Alaska Native communities.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this activity, the healthcare team will be able to:

  1. Apply safe and convenient colorectal screening for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) patients.
  2. Identify geographical differences in colorectal cancer incidence among AI/AN populations.
  3. Recommend appropriate testing for patients by following the draft USPSTF recommendation to begin screening average-risked persons at age 45.

Funding for this webinar was made possible by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention DP18-1808:  Networking2Save:  CDC’s National Network Approach to Preventing and Controlling Tobacco-related Cancers in Special Populations.  Webinar contents do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Indian Health Service, or the Department of Health and Human Services.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit Information:
There is no registration fee to participate in this activity. In order to receive continuing education credit, learners must participate in the webinar in its entirety, and complete an online evaluation (see link below).

Please contact mwillette@itcmi.org if you have any questions or problems with the system.

Individuals taking this course for the first time are eligible for CME/CE credit.


In support of improving patient care, IHS Clinical Support Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The IHS Clinical Support Center designates this live activity for 1 hour of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is designated 1.0 contact hour for each hour of participation.

Disclosure Statement:  As a jointly accredited provider of continuing education, the IHS Clinical Support Center must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in its educational activities. Course directors/coordinators, planning committee members, faculty, reviewers and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity. Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place. Faculty will also disclose any off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentation. All those who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity have completed the disclosure process and have indicated that they do not have any relevant financial relationships or affiliations with any manufacturers or commercial products to disclose.
There is no commercial interest support for this educational activity.

Hardware/Software Requirements
Include minimum hardware, software, Internet connectivity and connection speed requirements for accessing the internet-based activity.


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