Early detection of chronic diseases and risk factors is an important component of health promotion and chronic disease prevention. Promotion of recommended preventive screenings can help save lives by identifying health issues at a time when treatment can be most effective and yield the best possible outcomes.
There are several resources in communities across the state that grantees may choose to consider linking up with to in order address early detection-related best practice objectives.
Colorectal Cancer Program
Increasing screening for colorectal cancer is the number one priority of the Oregon Partnership for Cancer Control. Join us in promoting the social marketing campaign. If you’ve been screened, your story could save a life. Learn more at www.TheCancerYouCanPrevent.org.
Read about the successful campaign in Eastern Oregon.
Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
The Oregon Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (CCCP) is located in the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention (HPCDP) section, Center for Prevention and Health Promotion, Public Health Division. The CCCP and other cancer and chronic disease programs continue to benefit from HPCDP's integrated structure. The state and community initiatives are based on policy, systems and environmental approaches for disease prevention, risk education, early detection and self-management/survivorship.
The Oregon Health Authority's ScreenWise Program offers un- and underinsured women ages 40-64 with access to free breast and cervical cancer screenings through a statewide network of contracted providers andprovides a subset of women with cardiovascular disease screening and referral to evidence-informed lifestyle interventions aimed at reducing risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes.