Educational Materials

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  • Colorectal Cancer Screening in the Worksite Toolkit
    The toolkit outlines simple steps for implementing colorectal cancer screening as a new activity, part of an existing wellness event, or as part of annual flu shot activities. The kit contains all the forms needed to facilitate screening, educational materials for employees, and information about colorectal cancer and the FIT.
  • FIT to FIT Comparison
    This fact sheet describes the different testing methods used by different FIT brands, as well as the varying sensitivities, accuracies, specificities, and samples required for the tests. It also lists contact information for all distributor representatives that sell each type of FIT in Alabama.
  • FITWAY Brochure for Physicians (4 MB)
    This brochure educates health care professionals regarding the recommended screening procedures for CRC, how they can increase their practices screening rates for CRC, and the FITWAY program.
  • Letter to Physicians (2 MB)
    This letter encourages physicians in Alabama to offer fecal immunochemical tests to patients who are not being screened with colonoscopy.
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening Basic Fact Sheet
    This handout from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains the importance of CRC screenings, the symptoms of CRC, and the recommended screenings for CRC.
  • Screening Tests At-a-Glance
    This handout from the CDC explains the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended CRC screening for men and women 50 and older and explains other tests that are in use or are being studied.
  • FITWAY Poster for Patients (2 MB)
    This FITWAY poster is for physicians to post in their waiting rooms. It briefly lists the recommended CRC screenings and why FIT is a good screening procedure for those who cannot or will not get a colonoscopy.
  • FITWAY Public Education Handouts (2 MB)
    This is a compilation of five FITWAY handouts to educate the public on CRC prevention. It briefly lists the recommended CRC screenings and why FIT is a good screening procedure for those who cannot or will not get a colonoscopy.
  • Spanish FITWAY Public Education Handouts (2 MB)
    This is a compilation of five FITWAY handouts to educate the public on CRC prevention. It briefly lists the recommended CRC screenings and why FIT is a good screening procedure for those who cannot or will not get a colonoscopy.
  • Patient Reminder Postcards (3 MB)
    This compilation of four patient reminder postcards is for physicians and nurses to mail out to patients who do not return their FIT kit.

Reference Maps

  • CHC - FQHC Coverage Compiled
    This map displays the Alabama Community Health Centers (CHC) and the Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) coverage by county. It compiles the counties that are covered by more than one center.
  • CHC - FQHC Coverage
    This map displays the Alabama CHC and the FQHC coverage by county.
  • Medicare Population Receiving FOBT (2.5 MB)
    This map displays, by zip code, the Medicare population that received any type of FOBT in 2008. The areas in white are zip codes that have less than 10 residents that are on Medicare.
  • Medicare Population Receiving CRC Screening (2.5 MB)
    This map displays, by zip code, the Medicare population that received any CRC screening in 2008. The areas in white are zip codes that have less than 10 residents that are on Medicare.
  • Late Stage CRC Diagnoses
    This map displays the percentage of late stage CRC cases per county. It also flags the location of gastroenterologists.

Page last updated: April 11, 2017