Call-On Congress Legislative Prep Crccp webinar #1


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This prep document partners with the video and is for participants attending ConC 2012 - it is presented by Camille Bonta for the workshops she will lead at the Fight Colorectal Cancer conference.

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Call-On Congress Legislative Prep Crccp webinar #1

  1. 1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Colorectal Cancer Control Program Preparing to Talk with Members of Congress about the CDC Colorectal Cancer Control Program Presented by: Camille Bonta, MHS Call-on Congress March 5-7, 2012
  2. 2. Colorectal Cancer Control Program
  3. 3. Colorectal Cancer Control Program <ul><li>Demonstrated Success (Fiscal Year 2010) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Screened 8,500 Individuals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identified 22 Cancers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prevented 1,187 Cancers </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Colorectal Cancer Control Program <ul><li>Recent Federal Funding History </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fiscal Year 2010 - $44.53 million </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fiscal Year 2011 - $43.07 million </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fiscal Year 2012 - $43 million </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Colorectal Cancer Control Program <ul><li>CDC Colorectal Cancer Screening Goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2008 = 63% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2012 = 66% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2020 = 83% </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Colorectal Cancer Control Program <ul><li>Colorectal Cancer Mortality is Decreasing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Between2003-2007, 66,000 deaths prevented and 32,000 lives saved compared to 2002. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Half of prevented cases and deaths were due to screening. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One in 3 adults (age 50-75) are not up to date with recommending screening. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Colorectal Cancer Control Program <ul><li>More Americans have access to colorectal cancer screenings without cost sharing. </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness remains low about why colorectal cancer screening at recommended intervals is important. </li></ul><ul><li>CDC Program dedicates a majority of funds to education and outreach strategies. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Colorectal Cancer Control Program <ul><li>Fight Colorectal Cancer’s Request to Congress </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fund the CRCCP at $70 million for fiscal year 2013 . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$27 million increase over fiscal year 2012. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Allows for nationwide implementation. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Colorectal Cancer Control Program <ul><li>Funding Challenges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>President’s budget consolidates cancer prevention and control programs (except comprehensive cancer control program). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overall, total cancer prevention and control programs $324 million; only $4 million less than fiscal year 2012. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Difficult federal budget environment. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Budget Control Act discretionary spending caps. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Colorectal Cancer Control Program <ul><li>Key Messages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colorectal cancer screening saves costs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The CRCCP is a program with proven success. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The CRCCP should be a national program, not just a program limited to 25 states and 4 tribal organizations. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fund the CRCCP at $70 million in fiscal year 2013. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Colorectal Cancer Control Program <ul><li>Parting Words </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An effective advocate ties their personal story with key messages and facts. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t be apologetic for asking your lawmaker to fund the CRCCP at $70 million. This is a proven program that deserves funding. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In this fiscal environment, if you ask for it, you have a better chance of getting it. If you don’t ask for it, you won’t. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. THANK YOU!