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Webinar: Using Shared Decision Making to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

June 17, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


We hope you’ll join us for a webinar to learn about using shared decision making to increase colorectal cancer screening rates in your practices. The webinar is being hosted by American Cancer Society – Minnesota; MN Community Measurement is proud to co-sponsor.

The webinar will feature Dr. Resa M. Jones, MPH PhD, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director of the Division of Epidemiology in the Department of Family Practice and Population Health & Massey Cancer Center at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Jones will provide an overview of the community survey conducted at the completion of Allina Health’s three-year Colorectal Cancer Screening with Improved Shared Decision Making (WISDM) study. The initiative focused on opening a dialogue with patients about screening questions, concerns and preferences in an effort to increase screening rates. It was a partnership between Allina, Virginia Commonwealth University and the communities of Buffalo and Hastings, Minnesota.

Background on the Community Survey:
In December 2012, a cohort of adults ages 50 to 75 were randomly selected from a listed sample of residents living in six non-urban Minnesota communities (n = 2,150). Selection was proportionate to the age and gender distribution of each community, based on 2010 U.S. Census Bureau data. A 16-page, self-administered questionnaire was mailed to the identified residents. Among other measures, the questionnaire asked about control preference in making health decisions, discussion of colorectal cancer screening test preference, test-specific barriers and adherence. The baseline response rate was 70 percent.

At the conclusion, webinar participants will be able to:

  • Explain colorectal cancer screening test preferences in the general population
  • Articulate the differences between colorectal cancer screening test preferences and actual test-specific adherence
  • Describe the impact of shared decision making on colorectal cancer screening adherence

To participate in the webinar, please RSVP to Matt Flory at American Cancer Society – Minnesota at or 651-255-8190 by Friday, June 12. Webinar login details will be provided to registered attendees.


June 17, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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American Cancer Society