Colorectal Cancer Screening in African American HOPE VI Public Housing Residents

Ramona Stone, Jeffrey D. Stone, Tom Collins, Elyse Barletta-Sherwin, Olivia Martin, Richard Crosby

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This study explores whether colorectal cancer screening outreach via home visits and follow-up calls is effective among public housing African American residents. It reports on the proportion of returned Fecal Immunochemical Test kits, on the characteristics of study participants, and on their primary reasons for returning the kit. By conducting home visits and follow-up calls, our colorectal cancer-screening outreach resulted in a higher Fecal Immunochemical Test kit return rate than anticipated. Findings suggest that a more personalized outreach approach can yield higher colorectal cancer-screening rates among urban minority populations, which are at higher risk to be diagnosed with late-stage colorectal cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-234
Number of pages8
JournalFamily and Community Health
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2019

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  • Fecal Immunochemical Test kits
  • colorectal cancer screening
  • health disparities
  • minority populations
  • public housing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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