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The Georgia Colon Cancer Prevention Project


Georgia Colon Cancer Facts


  • Annually, Georgia has 1,400 colon cancer related deaths and only two-thirds of Georgians are being screened for colon cancer at the appropriate time.

  • The screening rate is nearly 30% of eligible patients at Georgia’s federally qualified health centers.

  • In Georgia, if 80% of people aged 50-75 years are screened for colon cancer, 468 lives would be saved each year.


UHRU Response


We created the Georgia Colon Cancer Prevention Project to educate and empower healthcare providers at Georgia’s federally qualified health centers to implement a successful colon cancer screening program to save lives.

Our project has successfully intervened and guided critical changes to colorectal cancer screening protocols at four federally qualified health centers. These centers have shown an average increase of 34% in colorectal cancer screening rates.

UHRU Colon Cancer Screening Rates from the first four Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) that we helped.

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