Grants and Contracts Details


Kentucky Cancer Consortium Colon Cancer Screening Contract with KDPH, 2020-2022 Abstract The Kentucky Cancer Consortium (housed within the University of Kentucky) has prioritized increasing colorectal cancer screening since 2002. Between 1999 and 2016, our screening rates rose from 34.7% to 70.1%, improving more than any other state in the nation and moving from a ranking of 49th to 17th. As screening rates have risen, colorectal cancer incidence and mortality rates have declined dramatically. From 2001 through 2015, the incidence rate fell from 68.8% to 51.3% (a 25% decrease), while the mortality rate fell from 22.6% to 16.4% (a 27% decrease). Although we have made significant improvements in addressing the colorectal cancer burden, there are still populations in Kentucky experiencing health inequities who have not been screened for colorectal cancer. In order to continue to address colorectal cancer in Kentucky, KCC provides support and technical assistance to KCC members, including the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH). KDPH recently received a new five-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) titled “Public Health and Health Systems Partnerships to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening in Clinical Settings” (CDC DP 20-2002). KCC worked with KDPH during a previous five-year grant focused on colorectal cancer and health systems (2015-2020) to support learning collaboratives and evaluation efforts. For this year’s grant and this contract, KCC will provide support and subject matter experts to assist KDPH staff in developing and implementing an evaluation plan for the CDC DP20-2002 grant. As part of this evaluation work, KCC staff will serve on Kentucky Colon Cancer Screening Program Grant Leadership Team, attend monthly team meetings, and participate in developing implementation plans for increased colon cancer screening with participating primary care systems. In addition, KDPH also oversees the Kentucky Colon Cancer Screening Program (KCCSP) and Kentucky Colon Cancer Advisory Committee that was created to provide support provide screenings for the uninsured, underinsured and to support colon cancer screening and early detection efforts statewide. As part of this year’s contract with KDPH, KCC will provide technical support and facilitation of meetings of the Kentucky Colon Cancer Advisory Committee.
Effective start/end date12/1/206/30/22


  • KY Cabinet for Health and Family Services: $25,000.00


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