PROJECT MANAGEMENT PLAN – 80% by 2018? Accelerating Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Screening in NY and PA
Vision StatementOur vision is to create positive measurable change in our local communities. Our mission is to create and implement a unique and sustainable approach to a local health disparity to move toward fulfillment of a national health objective.
Team ObjectivesOur objective was to meet the American Cancer Society target of 80% CRC screening of average-risk persons aged 50–75 years by 2018.
Success FactorsThe most successful part of our work was the direct outreach to patients. We were inspired by the enthusiasm of team members as they joined the team.
BarriersThe largest barrier encountered was team attrition. We worked to overcome this challenge by networking with like-minded individuals and admitting/readmitting to the team as needed.
Lessons LearnedThe single most important piece of advice to provide another team embarking on a similar initiative is to offer opportunities for participation to residents at all levels, knowing that some may graduate or disengage.