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Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States, but it doesn't have to be. If everybody age 50 or older had regular screening tests, 60 percent of deaths from this cancer could be avoided. We encourage you to join the fight against cancer and use the following materials in your organization and community to increase awareness and the importance of prevention of this disease. Together we can make a difference!


March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! Start planning now with these tools:

  1. Enter the Turn ND Blue Photo Contest! Photos accepted March 1 – April 2.
  1. Educate Health Systems Staff & Providers:
  1. Raise Awareness with the Public:
  1. Share the Latest Data:


Tool-kits and Social Media Resources

Social Media Posts for CRC Month in ND (2018) (featuring local North Dakota stories) 

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Social Media Toolkit 2017, Developed by George Washington Institute

How to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in Practice


Fact Sheets

Data Factsheet: Colorectal Cancer in North Dakota 

CRC Fact Sheet (Reviewed 1/2017)

Tips to Reduce Your CRC Risk (Reviewed 1/2017)


80% by 2018 Initiative

80% by 2018 Initiative Information and sign up

80% by 2018 Communications Guide (Reviewed 1/2017)



Spokesperson Poster Sample
Community Poster Sample 1 - Get Screened
Community Poster Sample 2 - Family History


Display Board Pieces

Colorectal Cancer Displayboard (Reviewed 1/2017)


Presentations and Videos

CRC Prevention Presentations and Videos


CDC Campaigns

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "Screen for Life" Campaign


Other Resources

Provider Discussion Points for CRC Screening (Reviewed 1/2017)

Healthcare Staff Discussion Points for CRC Screening (Reviewed 1/2017)

Screening Information for those under 50

CRC Crossword Puzzle

CRC Crossword Puzzle Answers


Colorectal Cancer Friendly Recipes and Food

Rate Your Fiber Fitness

Fast Fiber Facts

Add Fiber to Your Diet

Health Benefits of Whole Grains

Now Serving Beans