Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) has been awarded the Organization of the Year Award for the 2020 North Dakota Colorectal Cancer Screening Achievement Awards.
BCBSND was recognized for its efforts to increase colorectal cancer awareness on behalf of its members and North Dakotans at the 2020 North Dakota Colorectal Cancer Screening Achievement Awards. BCBSND was originally set to accept the prestigious Organization of the Year Award at the March 14 “Turn the State Blue” event. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 precautions, the event was canceled.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our nation has seen historic declines in colorectal cancer screenings. While North Dakota achieved significant increases in colorectal cancer screening rates in recent years, COVID-19 now threatens this progress. Experts agree; despite the challenges we face during the pandemic, colorectal cancer screening must remain a public health priority.
BCBSND also made changes to its benefits to cover additional screenings, including covering the less invasive, at home, fit test. Go to https://www.bcbsnd.com/newscenter/community-impact/BCBSND-receivescolorectal-cancer-awareness-award to read more.