Colon Cancer: Second leading cause of cancer death in Washington
Virtual – 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. PDT on Sept. 20
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in Washington state, according to the State Department of Health, yet the rate of preventative screenings continues to drop.
With the right plan, healthcare providers, health plans, and healthcare purchasers can act to ensure all residents get appropriate screenings to prevent this life-altering disease.
Join your peers from across the health care system to hear more about how to address the barriers to care and improve the health of our communities.
What you can expect to take away:
- A clear picture of the existing care gaps and inequities in colorectal cancer screenings in Washington state.
- The financial impact of the disease and the well-defined benefits of early screening and treatment.
- What efforts can be taken through shared decision-making and alternative screenings to ensure that everyone is getting the appropriate care.
- The framework of an action plan that all stakeholders, including healthcare providers, health plans and health care purchasers, can take to close the care gaps.