Colorectal Cancer Screening Improvement Track

Quality Improvement Summit

April 7, 2018
Hilton Columbus at Easton
Columbus, OH

Team Registration (15 teams to be selected on a first come, first served basis)
Program Flyer
Summit Schedule (coming soon)

Participants will gain insight into the colorectal cancer (CRC) screening program, learn the benefits of a team-based approach to care, and understand the importance of setting an office protocol that supports practice improvement. An expert speaker will cover topics such as the importance of quality improvement (QI) and its impact on enhanced patient care; showcase key points of the CRC screening improvement toolkit and action plan; and illustrate how streamlining office procedures can make a positive impact on health outcomes as well as an improved work environment.

Selected Practices Must

  • Identify up to four members of the care team to attend the Summit on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the Hilton Columbus at Easton in Columbus. Attendance by a physician or team champion is required.
  • Utilize the CRC screening module, presented by the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians, to enter chart data, select a pathway of intervention, and re-enter data after six months of protocol intervention. View the instructions for using the module and claiming credit.

Participating Practices Receive

  • Complimentary registration and mileage reimbursement for up to four members of the care team to attend the Summit.
  • Free continuing medical education (CME) credits for all on-site participants. Application for CME credit will be filed with the AAFP. We anticipate approximately 5 credits to be awarded. These credits are recognized by most national organizations.
  • $250 practice stipend for completion of the module after six months of intervention implementation.
  • ABFM Family Medicine Certification Performance Improvement (PI) activity credit and 20 AAFP continuing medical education (CME) credits upon completion of the CRC module.

CME Accreditation

Application for CME credit will be filed with the AAFP. Determination of credit is pending.

If you have questions regarding this program, please contact Director of Events and Foundation Programs Kaitlin McGuffie or call 800.742.7327.

This QI initiative is supported by grants provided by the American Cancer Society (ACS) East Central Division and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH).


Background Information

Based upon successes recognized over the past several years, the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians will continue to move forward with the evidence-based intervention program that increases referrals for, and completion of CRC screening in 2018. This endeavor will continue to be a collaborative intervention with the OAFP, ODH, and the ACS East Central Division.

This intervention will focus on OAFP members using the professional education materials developed by the Thomas Jefferson University Department of Family Medicine in collaboration with ACS “How to Increase CRC Screening Rates in Practice: A Primary Care Clinician’s Evidence-Based Tool Kit and Guide.” These professional education materials include three evidence-based strategies to increase CRC screening rates (1) office policies, (2) reminder systems, and (3) communication. Other activities will include (4) establishing a baseline CRC screening rate for the practice; and (5) tracking the completion of CRC screening to detect if an increase in screening is taking place as a result of the professional education intervention.

This evidence-based initiative is included as an objective in Ohio’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan 2015-20 and recognized in the Ohio Coordinated Chronic Disease State Plan 2014-18.