Your Colorectal Cancer Prevention Community Outreach Efforts Might Win ACG’s SCOPY Award
ACG has a wealth of information, educational tools and resources to help members conduct effective colorectal cancer awareness outreach activities in their practices and communities in honor of March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The College’s Public Relations Committee developed a tool kit and resources for ACG members which can be found on the ACG Web site at https://gi.org/acg-institute/colorectal-cancer-awareness/
ACG Colorectal Screening Patient Education Resources
ACG’s CRC Education Toolkit for Community Education
Colonoscopy Key Messages, CRC Screening Fact Sheet
Patient Awareness Infographics
2009 CRC Screening Guideline
Sample Letters to the Editor
Template for Media Outreach
Customizable Colonoscopy Brochures (order soon!)
A Podcast series with ACG Experts
Patient Video: What to Expect During Colonoscopy
Social Media Channels Twitter, Facebook and YouTube
Using social media can extend your ability to share the potentially lifesaving colorectal cancer screening messages that are the hallmark of ACG’s mission.
In 2015, the College introduced the SCOPY: Service Award for Colorectal Cancer Outreach, Prevention & Year-Round Excellence to recognize the achievements of ACG members in their community engagement, education and awareness efforts for colorectal cancer prevention. This is a great opportunity for ACG members to showcase their best efforts in raising awareness in their communities.
Last year, ACG honored 23 ACG members and their dedicated staffs by awarding the inaugural SCOPY awards to recognize a tremendous range of colorectal cancer prevention awareness campaigns and events including community education events, awareness walks, fun runs, a spin-a-thon, infographics and other patient education materials, as well Dress-in-Blue-Day photos, examples of radio, news and print media outreach, videos, and other unique awareness activities, even an original poem.