Whether you are answering a reporter’s questions, educating patients about colonoscopy or need inspiration, background material or facts for an article you want to submit to your local media — the CRC Community Education Toolkit will help your efforts to make a difference.

Background, Key Messages & Talking Points

The document below is offered to help you address key issues in colorectal cancer screening for media interviews during March. As a way to focus your comments and bring attention to important public health issues relating to colorectal cancer, we are providing specific background and talking points for CRC month.

Shared Goal: 80% in Every Community
ACG will support the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable’s new awareness campaign that aims to continue the fight beyond the “80% by 2018” national screening goal. With the American Cancer Society and NCCRT, ACG is working toward the shared goal of reaching 80% of eligible adults screened for colorectal cancer. Talking Points

CRC Statistics
For the latest colorectal cancer statistics from the American Cancer Society, click here.

Social Media Resources

Extend the reach of the colorectal cancer screening message by engaging via social media to share ACG educational materials for patients, tips, and resources such as expert podcasts, videos, the College’s colorectal cancer screening guideline and other valuable information. Click here for tips from the College on leveraging the power of social media.

CRC graphics to share on social media:

Physicians from ACG want you to know[DOWNLOADS: JPEG | Instagram] Physicians from ACG want you to know[DOWNLOADS: JPEG | Instagram]
 
Physicians from ACG want you to know[DOWNLOADS: JPEG | Instagram] Physicians from ACG want you to know[DOWNLOADS: JPEG | Instagram] Physicians from ACG want you to know[DOWNLOADS: JPEG | Instagram]
Meadows [DOWNLOADS: JPEG] Melvin [DOWNLOADS: JPEG] Atkins [DOWNLOADS: JPEG]
Atkins [DOWNLOADS: JPEG] African Americans should Screen at 45 [DOWNLOADS: JPEG | PDF] Screening and Polyp Removal Prevents CRC [DOWNLOADS: JPEG | PDF]
ACG Recommends Split Bowel Prep for A Clean Colon [DOWNLOADS: JPEG | PDF] Polyp Removal Prevents CRC [DOWNLOADS: JPEG | PDF] What to Expect From A Colonoscopy [DOWNLOADS: JPEG | PDF]
ACG Physicians Recommend Colonoscopy [DOWNLOADS: JPEG | PDF] I Feel Fine [DOWNLOADS: JPEG | PDF] I'm Healthy [DOWNLOADS: JPEG | PDF]
I Have No Family History [DOWNLOADS: JPEG | PDF] I Have No Risk Factors [DOWNLOADS: JPEG | PDF] Only Men Get CRC [DOWNLOADS: JPEG | PDF]

CRC Awareness Graphics

ACG has developed a range of graphics, including two powerful and informative infographics, to help in your colorectal cancer awareness efforts. The College encourages you to print and share these with your patients, on your website, in your office and via social media channels such as Twitter and Facebook.

Why Take Chances Infographic Why Take Chances? Infographic [DOWNLOADS: WEB | POSTER | FLYER] How the Other Half Lives Infographic How the Other Half Lives Infographic [DOWNLOADS: WEB | POSTER | POSTCARD] ACG CRC Awareness Poster “Take the Quiz. Get the Test.” Poster and Animation [DOWNLOADS: POSTER | ANIMATION]
ACG Get Screened Women and Men Flyer Got Screened? No More Excuses
Flyer for Men and Women

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ACG Get Screened Women Flyer Got Screened? No More Excuses
Flyer for Women

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CRC Patient Education Resources

The College encourages you to share the CRC patient resources below:

Links

Podcasts

Videos

Patient Brochures

Patient Slide Set