New Hampshire Colorectal Screening Program

From 2009 to 2015, the New Hampshire Colorectal Cancer Screening Program (NHCRCSP) carried out a
statewide effort to increase high-quality colorectal cancer (CRC) screening. This effort included:
   – Free colonoscopy screening for low-income, uninsured or
underinsured state residents ages 50 through 64
  –  Connecting patients without a primary care provider to
medical homes for comprehensive and continuous care
  –  Healthcare center partnerships to increase their use of
evidence-based screening interventions
  –  A patient navigation (PN) intervention that was remarkably
effective in increasing colonoscopy completion, based on
results of a rigorous evaluation study led by the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with
NHCRCSP staff.