Colorectal Cancer Screening Improvement Program: Only 7 Spots Remain!

Ohio Academy of Family Physicians members have a unique opportunity to take part in a quality improvement (QI) project to increase colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates in their practice. This program will engage the entire office staff, offer valuable continuing medical education (CME) credits, practice team training, medicine credit toward your American Board of Family Medicine’s (ABFM) Maintenance of Certification (MC-FP) Part IV requirement, and is provided completely free of charge as a benefit of membership.

Designed with the needs of a busy family medicine practice in mind, the program may be completed independently or by registering for the Family Medicine Team Training Day which is for three members of your practice team.

The Family Medicine Team Training Day will be held on Saturday, June 13, at the Embassy Suites Dublin in Dublin, OH. For more information, view the program overview flyer and register your team today!

The Family Medicine Team Training Day will provide practice teams an opportunity to meet outside of their normal office setting to discuss the importance of effective and efficient teamwork and its impact on patient care. Participants will gain insight into the CRC Screening Improvement Program, learn the benefits of a team-based approach to care, and understand the importance of setting an office protocol that supports CRC screening improvement. Expert speakers will cover topics such as the importance of QI, showcase key components 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.

The Family Medicine Team Training Day is limited to 20 practices and selection is made on a first-come, first-served basis. Family Medicine Team Training Day practice teams will receive a total of $300 to help cover conference travel expenses.

Family Medicine Team Training Day participants will receive the following FREE services:
  • Comprehensive training on QI and patient-centered medical home (PCMH) techniques around CRC screening for three members of the care team
  • Participation in a CME webinar series focused on QI techniques and PCMH themes
  • Access to CRC screening improvement tools online
  • Ability to complete the ABFM MC-FP Part IV module on CRC Screening Improvement through the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians
  • The Ohio Department of Health (ODH), the American Cancer Society (ACS), the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers (OACHC), and other key personnel who are willing to assist the practices with transformation – some functions occurring post training.

Based upon successes recognized in 2014, this endeavor will continue to be a collaborative partnership with the OAFP, the ODH Ohio Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, the ACS East Central Division, and the OACHC.

More information on this innovative project can be found on the OAFP website, by contacting Erin Jech, or by calling 800.742.7327.



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