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News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
March 26, 2014

Workplace Partnership Boosts Screening for Colorectal Cancer

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JAMA. 2014;311(12):1193. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.2044

Colorectal cancer screening rates increased among employees at a Michigan health insurer through a partnership with the state’s cancer control coalition and funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The insurer, HealthPlus of Michigan, was among 8 organizations that participated in a 2012 project launched by the Michigan Cancer Consortium with CDC funds. The organizations aimed to evaluate their workplace wellness strategies, including ways to increase cancer screening rates.

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