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Colorectal Cancer Screening Tool


Promoting Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Agricultural Workers

Year Developed: 2024

Resource Type: Publication.

Primary Audience: Clinicians Enabling Staff Outreach Staff
Secondary Audience: Administrative Staff PCAs

Language(s): English

Developed by: MHP Salud (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: Screening for colorectal cancer is a key preventive measure that can save lives by detecting cancer early when it’s most treatable. However, Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Workers (MSAWs) face unique barriers that make accessing this crucial screening more challenging. Exposure to pesticides can increase their risk for cancers, including colorectal cancer, yet MSAWs often have lower health literacy and may not speak English, making complex medical information difficult to access.

Resource Details: This comprehensive tool answers general questions about colorectal cancer, details screening tools available, and provides an evidence-based curriculum to boost screening rates within special populations, specifically Migrant Seasonal Agricultural Workers. Perfect for health centers aiming to impact community health outcomes significantly.

Resource Topic: Promising Practice

Resource Subtopic: Impact/Outcomes.

Keywords: Cancer, Community Health Workers, Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS), Hispanic Americans/Latinos, Latinas, Limited English Proficiency (LEP), Migrants, Prevention, Rural Health Services.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.