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Core Research - Colorectal Cancer Screening and Prevention

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FPRC  work collaboratively with the Florida Department of Health, a community committee and other stakeholders to achieve the overarching goal of promoting colorectal cancer screening by completing four research aims:

  1. Examine disparities in late stage colorectal cancer incidence and screening rates to identify priority populations;
  2. Identify appropriate and feasible evidence-based interventions (EBI) for the priority populations;
  3. Conduct formative research with priority populations and key stakeholders to assess the EBIs’ acceptability and to tailor EBIs to better meet priority population(s)’ preferences and needs; and
  4. Implement and evaluate the multilevel intervention and make recommendations for future programs and policies in the state of Florida. 

Efforts also are underway to identify partners who can assist our team in implementing and evaluating the intervention plan, and learn more from these partners about potential leverage points that will enable us to reach the 80% screening goal by 2018. By working together, we can build on each other’s knowledge and strengths and work in an integrated manner that exceeds the impact any one of us could have done alone.


The College of Public Health at the University of South Florida is the parent organization for the Florida Prevention Research Center and is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cooperative agreement number 1-U48-DP-005024.


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