FLU-FIT and FLU-FOBT Programs help clinical teams increase access to colorectal cancer screening by offering home tests to patients at the time of their annual flu shots. Successful FLU-FIT and FLU-FOBT Programs have been implemented in public and private clinic settings. The have been pilot tested in commercial pharmacies, too.
These programs were awarded the Annual Prevention Laurel for Innovative Programs by the Prevent Cancer Foundation, the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in 2013. They have recently been recognized as a "Research-Tested Intervention Program" (RTIP) by the National Cancer Institute. This fall the program will be featured in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Innovations Exchange. The American Cancer Society is currently introducing FLU-FIT Programs in several community health centers across the country.LEARN MORE