Guide for Measuring Cancer Screening Rates in Health System Clinics

Measuring Breast, Cervical, and Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in Health System Clinics Guidance Document

This document pdf icon[PDF-377KB] provides guidance to award recipients of CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) and Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP) for measuring baseline, and thereafter, annual cancer screening rates in participating health system clinics.

An important purpose of the NBCCEDP and CRCCP is to increase breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening rates in partner health system clinics that serve priority populations. Tracking changes in screening rates allows award recipients and CDC to demonstrate the effect of the NBCCEDP and CRCCP.

Other organizations may also find this guidance useful for monitoring screening rates effectively.

Related Evaluation

CDC is conducting an evaluation of the CRCCP for 2020 to 2025 that includes monitoring clinic-level screening rates. “Planning a national-level data collection protocol to measure outcomes for the Colorectal Cancer Control Program”external icon describes CDC’s evaluation planning.

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Page last reviewed: February 15, 2022