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Citywide Colon Cancer Control Coalition

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) convened the Citywide Colon Cancer Control Coalition (C5) in March of 2003. The mission of C5 is to increase awareness and screening for colorectal cancer in New York City in order to reduce the incidence and mortality of the disease. In order to achieve our mission, C5 strengthens DOHMH’s colon cancer prevention efforts through advocacy, resource development, policy initiatives, community leadership, strategic planning, and by facilitating communication between the DOHMH and the key stakeholders. Since its inception, C5 has been a critical partner in NYC’s efforts to control colon cancer. This prestigious multi-stakeholder coalition includes dedicated and talented health professionals, clinicians, researchers, academics, administrators and advocates from various public and private institutions and organizations.

In the past ten years, NYC witnessed a 64% increase in screening rates, from 42% in 2003 to 69% in 2012. Additionally, and powerfully, racial and ethnic colon cancer screening disparities among Blacks, Whites, Hispanics and Asians have been eliminated. C5 has been a key element of NYC’s success.

The Coalition continues to strengthen the DOHMH colon cancer prevention and control efforts through the work of its various committees, workgroups, and initiatives.

For more information, please visit the C5 Website.

C5 Summit

Since 2003, C5 and the DOHMH’s Cancer Program has hosted an annual summit (except in 2011 & 2012) to bring together stakeholders from various sectors to discuss current issues in colon cancer screening and control. Please see below for more information on past summits.

Past C5 Summits

2014 C5 Summit: “Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening: Addressing Patient and Systems Barriers”
Some key themes and topics include:

  • Discussing Screening Modes
  • Preventative Screening in Primary Care: Strategies to Improve Systems
  • Patient Barriers to Screening
  • Hearing from the Patient Navigators
  • National CRC Screening Success Stories

To download PowerPoint presentation, please visit the C5 Website

2010 C5 Summit: “Addressing Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening, Treatment and Outcome”

Some key themes and topics include:

  • How Effective is Screening Colonoscopy?
  • Report on Programs to Address Screening Disparities
  • Beyond Screening: Treatment and Outcome Disparity

To download PowerPoint presentation, please visit the C5 Website

2009 C5 Summit: “Increasing High Quality Colorectal Cancer Screening in NYC”

Some key themes and topics include:

  • NYC Screening Guidelines Revisited
  • Ensuring Quality Colonoscopy Practice in NYC
  • The Critical Role of Screening Colonoscopy Referral
  • New Initiatives to Support Navigator Activity
  • Working with NYC's Unique Populations

To download PowerPoint presentation, please visit the C5 Website

2008 C5 Summit: “Eliminating Barriers to Colonoscopy Screening in NYC”

Some key themes and topics include:

  • Revised Screening and Surveillance Guidelines for the Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer and Adenomatous Polyps
  • Eliminating Barriers in Office Practice
  • Navigator Programs in Hospitals and Other Settings

To download PowerPoint presentation, please visit the C5 Website

2007 C5 Summit: "Accepting the Challenge: Doubling Colonoscopies in NYC Through Partnerships"

Some key themes and topics include:

  • Preventing Colon Cancer in NYC: Achievements and Challenges
  • Preventing Colon Cancer in New York State
  • Improving Rates of Screening Colonoscopy: The Mount Sinai Experience
  • Accepting the Challenge: Doubling Colonoscopies in NYC Through Partnerships

To download PowerPoint presentation, please visit the C5 Website