ACS, Color Health join forces to promote cancer screening

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The American Cancer Society (ACS) and Color Health have formed a partnership in an effort to enhance access and adherence to cancer screening and prevention services.

The program will encompass breast, prostate, lung, cervical, and colorectal cancer, and it is directed at helping employers and unions improve cancer outcomes and reduce related costs, according to the ACS and Color Health. Under the initiative -- called the Cancer Prevention and Screening Program -- employers and unions will be able to provide accessible screening options, including at-home screening, connection to clinical services, high-touch care advocacy, and resources for further education, the organizations said.

As part of the program, employers and unions will also receive data that provides an aggregate view of their employee and member screening rates. This will enable employers to stay informed about the success of the wellness and education programs.

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