Advocacy
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    Maps

Advocacy

The mission of the California Colorectal Cancer Coalition is to increase colorectal cancer screening rates to reduce suffering and save lives. One way we do this is by reaching out to legislators and other key influencers to educate them about the disease, and urge them to take action on behalf of their constituents. In 2018 all our efforts are to be sure ACR 163 Flora passed. ACR is a resolution declaring March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. https://www.acscan.org/releases/assembly-designates-march-2018-colorectal-cancer-awarenes-month

C4 is working with the California Department of Health Care Services to add colorectal cancer screening rates to the quality measures for Medi-Cal insured patients. This is extremely important since Medi-Cal insures about 1/3 of California's population. Medi-Cal is the only major insurer that does not measure colon cancer screening rates. C4 will notify you when the public is invited to comment on the proposed new quality measures.

Legislation
There is a federal legislation currently pending, which C4 supports.

https://www.acscan.org/releases/bill-would-close-medicare-colorectal-cancer-screening-loophole

Maps of Colorectal Cancer in Your Neighborhood
One of the most effective ways to convince the public as well as legislators of the importance of an issue is to show how it affects people in their districts.

To find out about colorectal cancer diagnoses in your neighborhood, we've posted maps of late-stage diagnoses by senate and assembly disctrict.