Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening in Alaska Native Men (CRC Screening – Men)

Status: Current

Grant Start: 06/01/2021

Grant End: 05/31/2023

Alaska Native men have high rates of colorectal cancer and low rates of preventive screening. This study aims to first adapt an existing text messaging intervention to meet the needs of Alaska Native men who receive care at the Southcentral Foundation in Anchorage, Alaska; followed by a randomized controlled effectiveness trial.


  • Southcentral Foundation

Funding Sponsors

  • Federal - National Institutes of Health
  • National Institute of Nursing Research

Study Locations

  • Alaska

Study Type

  • Randomized controlled trial

Study Characteristics

  • Ages 18 plus

Principal Investigator(s)

Heath Research Initiatives

  • American Indian and Alaska Native

Focus Areas

  • Cancer
  • Health disparities