In 2018-2019, we initiated several system-level efforts to improve colon cancer awareness and screening uptake at UCLA Health. Read about some of these initiatives below to learn about the work we are doing to continue providing our patients with the best care possible.
Convened the Colorectal Cancer Screening Workgroup
The colorectal cancer screening workgroup includes experts in quality improvement, population health, medical informatics, and health services research. The workgroup aims to tackle critical issues in colon cancer prevention and control at UCLA Health. Visit our page on quality improvement efforts to learn more about the workgroup.
Building awareness among patients, providers, and staff
Access to information and educational resources is critical in building awareness among UCLA Health patients, providers and staff. We expanded our website to provide our community with the most accurate, up-to-date information and resources on colon cancer screening. Visit our curated page of educational materials, find up to date information on colon cancer, or learn about what to expect on your colonoscopy day on our website!
Increasing colon cancer screening rates
At UCLA Health, we continue to strive for excellence in care. We closely monitor colon cancer screening rates in our health system and are stopping colon cancer in its tracks by educating our patients about the importance of screening and prevention. Learn about when to start screening and your screening options to help us fight cancer.
Increasing access to completing colonoscopy
We believe that getting screened for colon cancer should not be complicated. Learn how to schedule a colonoscopy at UCLA Health by visiting our page today.
A special thank you to our internal and external partners who have made this campaign possible.