CHCNRV and UVA Comprehensive Cancer Center Awarded Grant for Colorectal Cancer Screening Research

The Community Health Center of the New River Valley (CHCNRV) and the University of Virginia Comprehensive Cancer Center (UVACC) have been awarded a 3-year, $600,000 grant from the Jeffress Trust Grant Program to partner to advance health equity and improve colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates.

Their research project, titled “Improving Implementation of Evidenced-Based Colorectal Cancer Screening Practices in a Multisite Federally Qualified Health Center in Appalachia Virginia,” will focus on CHCNRV system-level practices and root causes contributing to low CRC screening rates. “These causes for our patients can be structural or institutional barriers, a lack of distribution of resources, and poverty,” states CHCNRVs CEO, Michelle Brauns. “Our long-term goal is to improve screening rates and reduce CRC-related morbidity and mortality in our entire service area. We’re so pleased to be able to assist with this important work.” Read More >