Gold Standard Employer: Moffitt Cancer Center
The FluFIT Program (Fecal Immunochemical Test) supports a national initiative to increase colorectal cancer screenings to 80% by 2018. An interdisciplinary team was formed to support this initiative and designed it to be very convenient for eligible team members to complete a colon cancer screening in the privacy and comfort of their own home. The Occupational Health and Wellness teams joined up to provide FIT kits during the organizations mandatory flu vaccination process.
A total of 249 FIT kits were distributed with 161 completing the process. The 65% return rate was much higher than the national average of 35 percent. A total of five individuals had positive results, which were provided to the team member's primary care provider, so further testing could be initiated through additional screening steps. Several team members indicated they would not have had a colon cancer screening if not for the simplicity of this program. Based on these results, this program is being embedded in the organization's wellness program and will be offered annually. The FluFIT Program has set the stage for other cancer screenings and outcome-based programs that benefit our team members.