• Low colorectal cancer screening rates can be attributed to multiple reported barriers at the patient-, provider-, and healthcare system-levels.1,2

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  • A gap exists in terms of prioritizing colorectal cancer screening and preventive care; however, research suggests that this is not because patients do not care about their health, but rather, tend to prioritize other life demands.3,4

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Muthukrishnan M, Arnold LD, James AS. Patients' self-reported barriers to colon cancer screening in federally qualified health center settings. Prev Med Rep. 2019;15:100896.

Wang H, Gregg A, Qiu F, et al. Provider perceived colorectal cancer screening barriers: Results from a survey of accountable care organizations. JOJ Public Health. 2017;1(2):555557.

National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable. 2019 colorectal cancer screening messaging guidebook. Accessed December 8, 2021. https://nccrt.org/resource/2019messagingguidebook

Hing E, Albert M. State variation in preventive care visits, by patient characteristics, 2012. NCHS data brief, no 234. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2016.

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