Presentation on theme: "A Collaboration of Nevada Colon Cancer Partnership Nevada Cancer Coalition & American Cancer Society."— Presentation transcript:
A Collaboration of Nevada Colon Cancer Partnership Nevada Cancer Coalition & American Cancer Society
Why Screen for Colon Cancer? What is 80% by 2018? What is the Employer Challenge? Your Steps to Success. Tools and Other Resources.
Anyone can get colon cancer - 3rd most commonly diagnosed cancer - 2nd leading cause of cancer death Screening can save lives but only if people get tested - Screening tests can prevent colon cancer or find it early, when treatment works best - 1 in 3 adults ages 50-75 years old are not screened - If caught early, survival rate (5 year) = 90% - Only 40% of cases diagnosed at this stage - If caught late, survival rate (5 year) = 13% Lifetime risk of developing colon cancer: 1 in 20
Regular screening, beginning at age 50, is the key Colon cancer almost always develops from precancerous polyps Screening tests can find precancerous polyps, so that they can be removed before they turn into cancer.
National initiative lead by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable focusing on eliminating colon cancer as a major public health problem. Shared goal of reaching 80% of adults, age 50 and older, screened for colon cancer by 2018. Employers can play a key role in promoting colon cancer screening. By working together, we can prevent more cancers and save more lives than we would by acting alone.
The Employer Challenge allows employers to play a key role in reaching the 80% by 2018 goal. Add your name to the list of 200+ organizations that have made the pledge. Engage your employees and community through education and activities. You can help us reach the 80% goal (current rate: 64%).
Why reach out to employers? 160 million Americans (50%) have health insurance through corporate health plans. Direct medical expenses and indirect costs related to cancer cost employers thousands of dollars each year. For more information: C-Change, MAKING THE BUSINESS CASE: How Engaging Employees in Preventive Care Can Reduce Healthcare Costs, Spring 2008 Total cost$216.6 billion Direct medical costs (total of all health expenditures) $86.6 billion Indirect mortality costs (cost of lost productivity due to premature death) $130.0 billion
Commit:Sign the pledge and enroll in the Employer Challenge. Learn: Know your baseline screening rates and background information on screening coverage under your company’s insurance plan(s). Promote: Utilizing the provided toolbox, promote screening to employees at least twice per year. Track: Track your screening rate annually and share with your project contact each year in June.* Share: Talk about the great work you are doing, share your ideas and successes with your employees, the community and your project contact.
Print Materials (postcards, flyers, etc.) Information on Colon Cancer Sample Workplace Policies 80% By 2018 Information Infographics and Posters Social Media Messaging Sample Action Plans Email Templates Visit the online 80% by 2018 Employer Challenge page at www.ChallengeNV.com. There you will find the enrollment forms and the Employer Challenge Toolbox, which includes:
June Hunter, MPH Health Systems Manager American Cancer Society 775-828-2208 email@example.com Kristen Power Communications Director Nevada Cancer Coalition Kristen@nevadacancercoalition.org For more information, contact: