The Colorado Cancer Screening Program (CCSP) is a statewide program that partners with safety net hospitals and clinics to offer no-cost patient navigation services for cancer screening to the medically underserved of Colorado. The program is coordinated through the University of Colorado Cancer Center, with funding support from the Cancer Cardiovascular and Chronic Pulmonary Disease (CCPD) Grants Program.
What services are provided?
o Systems-change assistance for clinics wanting to increase screening for colorectal and lung cancer and those at high risk due to genetics and family history
o No-cost patient navigation
o Free regional trainings to all navigators and community partners
o Clinic outreach and patient support services
o Public education
Patient eligibility criteria for no-cost patient navigation for colorectal screens are as follows:
o Lawfully present Colorado residents eligible for preventive cancer screening based on USPSTF or American Cancer Society Screening Guidelines
o Uninsured, or insured through Medicaid, Medicare, or a private insurance
o Household income at or below 400% of the federal poverty level
o Patient in a partnering clinic