Organizers: Florence Tangka, CDC Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, USA; Sujha Subramanian, RTI International, USA; Sonja Hoover, RTI International, USA
This collection in Implementation Science Communications consists of three papers together with a foreword. The objective of the collection is to examine optimal approaches to improve colorectal cancer screening uptake by implementing joint cancer and other chronic diseases screening promotion and disease management strategies that may provide a more patient-centered approach to increasing screening uptake and result in cost efficiencies for clinics and health systems. In this collection the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), together with RTI International, provide results from the cost, process and qualitative analyses from health systems participating in the CDC’s Colorectal Cancer Control Program’s (CRCCP) Learning Collaborative. Participating health systems are planning to implement, or have already implemented, integrated implementation strategies for cancer screening. There is also an overall methodological paper to guide future evaluation of integrated delivery of strategies to promote screening and management of chronic diseases. The foreword serves as an introduction and describes lessons learned across the collection.
Articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer-review process and the participating journal Editors declare no competing interests.