Cancer Screening

Cancer ScreeningAge-appropriate cancer screenings for breast, colorectal and cervical cancer convey a number of benefits. The can increase survivorship for the individual, reduce health care costs, and help maintain a healthy and productive population.

States and local communities may be interested in implementing policies designed to increase screening rates and address racial and income disparities in existing rates. The workplace is an environment that may benefit from policy intervention. Review the following resources for information about workplace policies, and contact us with any questions.

Cancer Screenings: Workplace Policies to Improve Cancer Screening Rates
A technical report on workplace policies to improve preventive cancer screening rates

Paid Leave-A Benefit for Employers and Employees
A fact sheet describing the rationale for paid leave to improve cancer screenings and examples of similar policy implementation

Developing a Paid Leave Policy
A checklist of considerations when developing a paid leave policy

Making the Case for Paid Leave
Presentation slides from February 5, 2015 training

Implementing Paid Leave
Presentation slides from February 5, 2015 training