MCD Inc.


Maine Colorectal Cancer Control Program

MCD Public Health provides staffing for the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention Colorectal Cancer Program.

The Maine Colorectal Cancer Program is funded through a grant from the US Center for Disease Control to partner with health systems and individual primary care clinics to increase colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates. While statewide CRC incidence and mortality rates have significantly declined during the past decade, it remains the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the third leading cause of cancer-related death in Maine.

The goal of the funding is to address the inequities in CRC screening currently facing Maine’s underserved and overburdened populations. To address this the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is collaborating with the Maine Primary Care Association (MPCA) to focus on federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). This will be accomplished by implementing appropriate evidence-based CRC screening interventions with FQHCs that have colorectal cancer screening rates below the average state CRC screening rate of 60 percent.

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Region Served: Maine - Statewide

Focus Areas: colorectal cancer screening, colon cancer prevention, quality improvement

Tools: cancer screening, training providers, education, and evidence based interventions

Funders: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Partners: Maine Primary Care Association, Public Consulting Group, Maine Comprehensive Cancer Control, Maine Cancer Registry and other Maine CDC programs

Contact: Lynn Berry, Colorectal Cancer Project Coordinator -, 207-592-2560

Address: 286 Water Street, 4th Floor Augusta ME 04330