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Iowa Get Screened:  Colorectal Cancer Program

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) Iowa Get Screened (IGS): Colorectal Cancer Program was awarded funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a five-year project period. Through this project, IDPH will partner with the Primary Care Association (PCA) and the American Cancer Society (ACS) to work through Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in Iowa to promote and implement the project focus of Organized Approaches to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening. The project goal is to increase Iowa’s colorectal cancer screening rate among people ages 50 to 75 from 71 to 80 percent. Iowa joins a national effort to increase screening rates to 80% by 2018.

This project builds from a previous six-year project period, also funded by the CDC, which worked toward policy and systems changes, public education and awareness and provided direct colorectal cancer screening to eligible individuals.

Through the availability of state funds, colorectal cancer screening is being provided through our program within the Black Hawk County Health Department and the Polk County Health Department. A map of the screening locations with contact information is below.

IGS Screening Locations Map PDF