The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board was awarded a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to increase colorectal cancer screening rates within 18 tribes in a four state region – South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa.
The goal of the cooperative agreement is to provide support in increasing the rates of colorectal cancer screening in our tribal communities. In the United States, American Indian men and women residing in the Great Plains have the highest and second highest cancer incidence rate among all American Indian/Alaskan Native population groups.
The initiative will address colorectal cancer (CRC) screening with activities in partnerships and program coordination, priority evidence based interventions (EBI’s) and community-clinical linkages throughout the Northern Plains American Indians regions. Learn more about GPCCSI by clicking on the images below.