Funding Available to Increase Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Rates Each day 11 cases of cancer are diagnosed in residents of South Dakota, and female breast cancer was the most common reportable malignancy in 2012.(1) In 2014, 74.9% of women ages 40 and older in South Dakota had a mammogram in the past two years and 84.7% of women ages 21 to 65 in South Dakota received a Pap test within the past three years.(2) We think that you will agree that we can, and should, work together to improve these rates. Linked below is a funding opportunity that aims to increase breast and cervical cancer screening rates by implementing systems, policies and evidenced based interventions for breast and cervical cancer screening within health systems. Applicants may request up to $7,500 for one site/facility, multiple site/facility applications may request up to $15,000, within the request for grant application budget. Applications are due by 5:00pm central time on May 4, 2016. The full RFA and application form is linked below. The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Recommendations:Breast cancer screening recommendations | Cervical cancer screening recommendations Together we can increase breast and cervical cancer screening rates! If you have any questions about this RFA please contact Lexi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 605.626.2660. (1) Cancer in South Dakota, 2012. Department of Health, Pierre, SD. April 2015.(2) SD BRFSS (2014) South Dakota Comprehensive Cancer Control 2015 Year in Review and Outcomes Report The SD Comprehensive Cancer Control Program is proud to announce the release of our 2015 Year in Review report. This report highlights the efforts our coalition and partners have made to ease the burden of cancer in our state. As you review the report, we challenge you to consider opportunities to expand the efforts and success of the coalition. Consider joining a coalition task force, a cross-cutting committee, applying to be a member of the steering committee, or recruit new members to the coalition. Our success would not be possible without the commitment and hard work of dedicated members like you.
The full 2015 Evaluation Outcomes Report highlights all of the 2015 evaluation findings. A complete chart outlining progress within the state plan can be found on page 33 of this report, Appendix C: SD CCC Plan 2015-2020 Progress. Thank you to all of our partners for making this important work possible!
South Dakota Comprehensive Cancer Control State Plan 2015 - 2020
The 2015-2020 SD Cancer Plan serves as a collaborative framework for action to guide coalition efforts. Currently, the coalition has five task forces:
Priority 6: Increase HPV vaccination rates
Priority 7: Increase risk-appropriate screening for breast cancer
Priority 9: Increase risk-appropriate screening for colorectal cancer
Priority 12: Increase participation in cancer clinical trials
Priority 14: Improve availability of palliative and end-of-life care services.
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Listen to the People: Perceptions of the South Dakota Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan-The South Dakota Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (SD CCCP) is designed to impact cancer outcomes by connecting individuals and organizations working in cancer control statewide. The purpose of this evaluation report is to assure the SD CCC Plan 2011‐2015 is congruent with the needs of SD residents. To facilitate this, ten community listening groups were held in three communities throughout SD. Two of the focus groups consisted of health care workers whose comments reflected a statewide perspective. Using a structured focus group guide, participants were asked to provide input on the current SD CCC Plan and to report on the needs of those affected by cancer in their community.
Palliative and End of Life Care in South Dakota-The purpose of this research project was to assess the availability of palliative and end of life (hospice) care in South Dakota (SD). This assessment of services explored whether SD healthcare facilities had: (a) a point of contact for palliative care, hospice services, and advance directives; (b) healthcare providers with specialized training in palliative and hospice care; and (c) a facility‐based process for facilitating advance directives and advance care planning. View Full Report
1. Engaging partners in advance care planning discussions, especially the three largest SD health systems, with the intent of establishing patient care model standards by 2015.
2. Promoting involvement from community groups in the advance care planning process by seeking their input in the establishment of patient care expectations.
3. Developing end of life and palliative care training and education for healthcare providers that is accessible to rural and frontier care settings.
Statewide Capacity for Colorectal Cancer Screening Report-South Dakota State University completed the Statewide Capacity for Colorectal Cancer Screening Report for the SD CCCP. The purpose of this study was to replicate components of a national study of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening capacity in order to evaluate the state of South Dakota’s current CRC screening practices and capacity indicators. View Full Report
Priority Recommendations:1. Educate healthcare providers in the state of South Dakota about current clinical practice guidelines for CRC. -Screening tests for CRC that follow the guidelines. -Screening tests that do not follow the current CRC screening guidelines. -Available resources to assist with CRC screening cost barriers.2. Develop CRC screening protocols and educational resources for healthcare facilities and providers. Disseminate these resources as part of a CRC screening tool kit.3. Educate the people of SD on the importance of CRC screening and screening options using population-based media and other innovative approaches that reach large numbers of age-eligible community members.4. Educate healthcare providers and systems about colonoscopy quality measures in an effort to increase participation in these initiatives.
Healthcare Provider Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices, and Beliefs about Colorectal Cancer Screening Report-The purpose of this project was to explore healthcare provider knowledge, attitudes, practices, and beliefs related to CRC screening. View Full Report
Summary and Recommendations:
1. Offer continuing education for all healthcare providers specifically related to CRC screening guidelines with emphasis on age and risk guidelines and the lack of evidence for continued use of guaiac of DRE testing.
-Publish educational pieces on current CRC screening guidelines in journals and other places that reach South Dakota healthcare providers.
-Offer public education related to CRC screening methods and the importance of early detection.
2. Lead policy efforts to influence insurers to cover screening colonoscopy per current guidelines.
3. Further study of colonoscopy preparation to determine actual problems such as timing of preparations, amount of preparation, quality of preparation methods, and both tolerance and adherence to preparatory procedures.