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Iowa Get Screened:  Colorectal Cancer Program

 

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) Iowa Get Screened (IGS): Colorectal Cancer Program partners with Iowa’s Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and local public health agencies  to increase screenings for colorectal cancer. Through a collaboration with the Iowa Primary Care Association (IPCA) and FQHCs, the department serves low-income Iowans, ages 50-75, to:

  1.  Increase the number of cancers prevented 
  2. Increase the diagnosis of early stage colorectal cancer
  3. Reduce colorectal cancer incidence and mortality in the state

Iowa is one of 35 grantees funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support these efforts through a program titled Public Health and Health Systems Partnerships to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening in Clinical Settings.

For more information visit the CDC's website herehttps://www.cdc.gov/cancer/crccp/.

Colorectal cancer screening is available to eligible Iowans through IDPH's Iowa Get Screened Program at the Black Hawk County Health Department and the Polk County Health Department. A map of the screening locations and contact information is below, as well as the eligibility requirements:

IGS Screening Locations Map PDF

Eligibility Requirements include: Iowans at average or increased risk of colorectal cancer, 300% at or below the Federal Poverty Level, asymptomatic and uninsured or under-insured. 

Iowa has joined the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) in an effort to promote the national initiative of 80% in Every Community. This initiative focuses on bringing down barriers to colorectal cancer screening in an effort to increase screening rates in Iowa and across the country to 80%.

 

Videos

Video #1: Your Colon

Video #2: Colon Cancer

Video #3: Screening Tests

Video #1: Su colon Qué es y qué hace

Video #2: Cáncer de colon

Video #3: Análisis que detectan