2011 Dialogue for Action
2011 Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening: Prevention Now for a Healthier Tomorrow!
Everyone who attended the 2011 Dialogue for Action (all 192 of you) added to the energizing atmosphere and rewarding exchange of ideas. Thank you!
For an overview of the 2011 conference click here.
2011 Statement of Need
The Prevent Cancer Foundation is dedicated to the mission of reducing the number of people who die from colorectal cancer in the United States. It has been estimated that 142,570 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2010, and 51,370 people will die from it. The goal of the conference is to educate providers about colorectal cancer screening; and encourage them to apply evidence-based practices to their communities and work environments. This requires focused and sustained efforts at both the national and local levels.
2011 Dialogue Learning Objectives
After attending this conference, all attendees, including physicians, nursing professionals, and health educators, will be able to:
- Identify at least two potential changes in the role of public health in 2014 and beyond, and discuss how they will affect colorectal cancer screening.
- Name at least two changes that health care reform will bring to the health care system, and discuss the impact they will have on colorectal cancer screening.
- Identify at least two strategies to improve the delivery of preventive services, either by strengthening relationships between primary care providers and medical specialists, or by implementing evidence-based practices on the community level.
- Identify at least one potential change in the emerging healthcare system for the roles of nursing professionals, and apply the change to the promotion of colorectal cancer screening.
- Identify and assess at least three changes in the emerging organization of health care related to medical homes, community health centers, or electronic health records.
- Implement change principles (Direct the Rider, Motivate the Elephant, or Shape the Path) to achieve your organization’s goals and objectives for increasing colorectal cancer screening.