Michigan (MI) Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Control Program (MI CRCCP)

Michigan Colorectal Cancer Control Program




Cancer Doesn't Wait, Neither Should You

Cancer Doesn't Wait video image Although COVID-19 continues to be a top health concern, routine health care is still important. "Cancer Doesn't Wait, Neither Should You" is a new video that highlights the importance of taking care of your health by getting regular cancer screenings. The video features CDC's Dr. Lisa Richardson, Dr. Robert W. Carlson from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), and Dr. Laura Makaroff from the American Cancer Society, joining prevention efforts to discuss the importance of continuing to get cancer screenings and care.
Getting regular screenings can check your body for cancer before you have symptoms and find signs of disease early when cancer is most treatable. Learn more and talk to your health care providers about how often and when to safely access cancer screening and care.


 Purpose of Michigan Colorectal Cancer Control Program


  • To implement evidence-based interventions (EBIs) to increase and improve the quality of Colorectal Cancer (CRC) screening and follow-up testing in health systems and primary care clinics serving priority populations in Michigan.  
  • Cancer Health Systems Change Project, in collaboration with BC3NP.  


Strategies and Activities of the Michigan Colorectal Cancer Control Program 

  • Use data to identify target populations and partner primary care clinics​ 
  • Establish partnerships with health systems/primary care clinics to support implementation of evidence-based interventions (EBIs)​ 
  • Conduct thorough assessments of clinic readiness prior to implementation of EBIs to address gaps, barriers and needed improvements​ 
  • Provision of sufficient technical assistance from MDHHS to clinics ​ 
  • Data quality and program evaluation to determine whether the program increases screening and to guide plans for prevention and early detection   

Expected Outcomes of the Michigan Colorectal Cancer Control Program  

  • Short-Term Outcomes​: 
    • Increased clinic-level CRC screening rates​ 
  •  Intermediate Outcomes: ​ 
    • Increased number of cancers prevented​ 
    • Increased diagnosis of early stage CRC​ 
  •  Long-Term Outcomes​:  
    • Reduced CRC incidence and mortality  

The free screening portion of the Michigan Colorectal Cancer Early Detection Program (MCRCEDP) ended June 29, 2020.  If you would like information about colorectal cancer screening services in Michigan, please talk to your primary care physician or see the Patient Resource Guide below.

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