Colon Cancer Committee

80% by 2018 National Achievement Award

The Kentucky Cancer Consortium is being awarded one of the 2018 National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable 80% by 2018 Achievement Awards on Thursday, March 7th at a live broadcast from 2-3 pm EST.
  • Click here for the press release.
  • Click here for a Kentucky Cancer Consortium Colon Cancer Success Story Video
  • Click here to register for the live webcast on March 7th from 2-3 pm EST.
If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Redmond Knight, KCC Co-Principal Investigator at

Evaluation results for the “audio talking card” to support the Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) test for colon cancer screening

This evaluation, conducted by the KCC, examines the impact of the audio card implementation as well as lessons learned from the collaboration of multiple partners in implementing a multi-component intervention.


  • Collaboration
  • Community Clinical Linkages Outreach Events
  • Audio Card
  • Patient Navigation
  • Engaging Health System Changes

Colorectal Cancer Screening 101: What Community Health Workers Need to Know

Presentation and Webinar Recording

Colorectal Cancer Screening Prevalence

Click here for the map of Kentucky and click here for the research article that served as the source document for this data. 

Colorectal Cancer in Kentucky Factsheet

The Kentucky Cancer Consortium and their partners have developed a factsheet highlighting the state’s progress to increase colorectal cancer screening rates and reduce mortality for this preventable, treatable disease. The new two-page snapshot outlines the impact of colorectal cancer in Kentucky and shares both continuing challenges as well as opportunities for collective action.

Colorectal Cancer in Kentucky Timeline

Partnerships and policy changes over time have made an impact on reducing the burden of colorectal cancer in Kentucky. For a link to the timeline, click here.

Presentations for Your Next Events

Utilize this PowerPoint presentation at your next health education event, or print this postcard sentiment in your local media, thanking health care providers and community champions for their efforts in increasing colorectal cancer screening rates in Kentucky.


Next Meeting: TBD

Vision: To bring all stakeholders together to collaborate, share resources, generate synergy, and further our specific missions to reach our common goal of eliminating preventable colon cancer through screening.

Mission: To work collectively to increase the number of Kentuckians who receive appropriate colon cancer screening.

Colon Cancer Committee organizations:

For more information about the Committee, contact Elaine Russell.


  • Over the past 17 years, Kentucky’s colon cancer screening rate has improved more than any other state in the country. Kentucky BRFS data for 2016 shows that over 70% of eligible Kentuckians had been screened for this preventable, treatable, disease.
  • Kentucky is the only state in the country that requires almost all health plans to cover the entire cost of a colonoscopy after a positive FIT or stool DNA test, with no co-pay or deductible. It is also the only state to have ensured that a patient who has a polyp found during a screening colonoscopy must continue to be coded and billed as a screening colonoscopy, not a diagnostic colonoscopy. Correct coding is key to no-cost colonoscopies!