Find information to implement yourFIT or FLU-FOBT Program


Below you will find information and program materials can help you implement your FLU-FIT or FLU-FOBT Program. Downloadable materials are provided in an editable format so you can customize them for your clinical setting. 

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CDC Flu Vaccine Guidelines and Resources: Information, Resources, and Education Materials from the US Centers For Disease Control and Prevention: 

USPSTF Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines: 2021 US Preventive Services Task Force Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines:

 FOBT Clinician’s Reference from the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable: This document explains the difference between guaiac FOBT and FIT, and the rational for using high-sensitivity stool tests for colorectal cancer screening. We do not endorse any single product, but this reference does provide information about brands that are known to be effective.  FOBT Clinicians Reference PDF 
Advertising your FLU-FIT or FLU-FOBT Program: You will want to tailor your advertising to your patients and your healthcare organization. Here are some samples of materials that have been used by others.

Tools to Determine Who Needs FIT or FOBT: In general, patients aged 45-75 with no FIT or FOBT in the last year and no colonoscopy in the last ten years are eligible for FIT or FOBT. Patients with flexible sigmoidoscopy in the last five years are eligible for FIT or FOBT. Here is an algorithm for staff to use when providing FIT or FOBT to patients.


Colorectal Cancer Screening and FIT/FOBT: Facts and Talking Points for Staff to Use with Patients: You can provide staff with a fact sheet such as this one so they will feel comfortable with their knowledge and ability to talk to patients about colorectal cancer screening and FIT/FOBT.


Patient Instructions for FIT and FOBT: Test instructions may be downloaded from the manufacturer’s website. However, in some cases, these instructions may not be available in the patient’s primary language or may not match the patient’s literacy level. We present some examples of materials for some commonly used types of FIT and FOBT that you may choose to use or edit for your patient population:

FIT – InSure Brand Instructions: 

FIT – OC Chek Brand Instructions:

Download OC Chek Wordless Instructions Developed by the San Francisco Cancer Initiative

Download OC Chek English

Download OC Chek Spanish

Download OC Chek Chinese

Download OC Chek Hindi

Download OC Chek Vietnamese

Download OC Chek Tagalog

Sample FLU-FIT or FLU-FOBT Log Sheet
It is a good idea to keep a record of FIT or FOBT kits handed out on the same log where patients sign to acknowledge receipt of flu vaccines. This helps your staff remember to offer FIT or FOBT when needed with every flu shot. 
Sample FIT/FOBT Results Tracking Sheet
A tracking sheet can be used to identify patients who need reminders to complete FIT or FOBT kits dispensed and to track follow-up of abnormal test results.

Sample Postcard Reminder Postcard reminders can encourage patients to complete FIT/FOBT kits they are given. We have provided a postcard file that you may download, modify and print in double-sided format to be sent to patients. Download Postcard Reminder Word Doc

Sample Telephone Reminder Script
Telephone calls are also effective if you have the staffing and resources to provide them. They can be provided as personal calls if you have staff available to do them. They can also be done as “robo-calls” or automated telephone calls, if you have access to this technology in your clinical setting.
Colorectal Cancer Screening Patient Education Videos
Important information about screening, available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

Program Components and Flow Diagram

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