Provider Claim Systems
“The Power of Partnerships”
By Lori Wink
This partnership was formed when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched the Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCC) in 2009. The CDC funded twenty-two states and tribes across the
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) teamed up with Community Health Centers (CHC), local Care for Yourself programs, and other existing colorectal programs, to design and implement a comprehensive colorectal program. Targeted areas included counties and cities with a greater incidence, higher than expected mortality, or later stage diagnosis of colorectal cancer.
According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, the primary focus of the IGS is to increase the reported colorectal screening rate within the state of
· Provide direct screening services to populations at need
· Increase colorectal rates through awareness among ages 50 and older
· Enable policy and system changes to increase screening rates.
To ensure success of this new project, IDPH entered into agreements with several key organizations, such as Provider Claim Systems, to build a foundation of experienced partners.
Care for Yourself Program
The National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) provides older women, women with low incomes, and women of racial and ethnic minorities access to critical cancer screening services. All women are at risk for developing breast and cervical cancer.
All women are at risk for developing breast and cervical cancer.
Since screening began in 1995, the IDPH reports providing breast and cervical cancer screening services to over 35,000 women in
For more information about these programs, please visit the Iowa Department of Public Health.