Cancer Screening – Community Strategies

Cancer screening saves lives. Regular screening can help find some types of cancer before symptoms begin -even if you feel fine and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.1

The good news is that communities can help increase cancer screening!

The strategies listed below offer some ideas to guide activities to increase cancer screening in your community.  To make the greatest impact, it is best to implement more than one strategy.  Activities that work to change the social, physical, and economic aspects of a community, as well as local policies will have the best results.  It is important to start where you are at. This may mean starting with one area of change and then building on it in other areas over time.

Ways to take action

All of the strategies below are based on current research, have been tested and shown to work. See the methods section for more information on how these strategies were developed.

Access to cancer screening is important because it saves lives.

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Awareness and education campaign can inform citizens of the importance of cancer screening.

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Download Cancer Screening Strategy Kit

  1. Healthier Together. Get screened. 2019. Available from: