Mailed FIT Resources

Welcome to the resource page for the new Mailed FIT Online Course! The course was created by subject matter experts to help you implement a mailed FIT program at your site. Mailed FIT is an effective screening strategy for colorectal cancer because it has been shown to increase population screening rates because it is relatively low-cost compared to colonoscopies and because patients can complete the test in the convenience of their homes.

The 2022 Mailed FIT Guide

The 2022 Mailed FIT Implementation Guide is a comprehensive resource that explains how organizations can increase their population screening rates by implementing a mailed FIT program using the best practices explained in the guide.


The 2022 Mailed FIT Workbook

The 2022 Mailed FIT Implementation Online Course Workbook helps organizations to create a mailed FIT program in a step-by-step way. 

Useful Resource Links

The following resource links provide useful information for organizations that want to start and operate a successful Mailed FIT Outreach program. The resources include example primer letter notifications, reminder scripts, letters, and templates that help organizations can use to start and operate their mailed FIT outreach programs.

The Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research Mailed FIT Outreach for Colorectal Cancer Screening Page includes related materials, videos, podcasts, and publications. The center conducts research to test ways to deliver mailed FIT outreach and support follow-up colonoscopy, especially for populations who face numerous barriers to getting screened. 

The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable Resource Center offers learners the opportunity to identify, select, and ultimately adopt evidence-based innovations and tools to increase quality colorectal cancer screening in a range of settings and populations. In particular, the 2022 Steps for Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates: A Manual for Primary Care Practices provides a succinct step-by-step guide for primary care teams to improve colorectal cancer screening and outcomes in practice.

The CDC Colorectal Cancer Statistics Page provides a data visualization tool that makes it easy for anyone to explore and use the latest official federal government cancer data from United States Cancer Statistics. It includes the latest cancer data covering the U.S. population. It includes cancer rates by state, demographics, and cancer trends. 

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Final Recommendation on Colorectal Cancer Screening provides the official screening recommendations for people 45 to 85 years of age. The page also provides a Clinician Summary for the recommendations.

The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends Multicomponent Interventions to increase screening for colorectal cancer. Interventions are effective in increasing screening with colonoscopy or fecal occult blood test (FOBT).The CPSTF also found that multicomponent interventions to increase screening for colorectal cancers are cost-effective. 

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Colorectal Cancer Screening Evidence-Based Programs Listing provides summary information for 22 colorectal cancer screening programs in the United States. The tablular layout makes it easy to see key aspects of the programs at a glance.

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