In 2005 the Nebraska Colon Cancer Screening Program (NCP) began receiving funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide screening to Nebraska men and women between the ages of 50-74 and who meet income guidelines. The goal of the NCP is to increase screening for colon cancer and to decrease the number of Nebraskans who are diagnosed and die from colon cancer. In order to carry out the program, there are strict eligibility guidelines based on personal and family history. Not everyone who completes an enrollment form is eligible. The program’s income levels are 225% of the poverty level set by the U.S. Government.
Type of Data
An ongoing surveillance database for low income adults aged 50-74 in Nebraska.
Data Collection Method and Availability
The data have been collected on a daily basis since 2005 and contain demographics, colorectal cancer screening (Fecal Occult Blood Tests and colonoscopy) records, provider contacts, and claim information. Only aggregate and unidentifiable data are available.
Related Links and Reports
Women's Health Page
Colorectal Cancer Program Page
Stay in the Game - Colon Cancer Screening
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Public Health
Office of Women's and Men's Health
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-1693