Foundation Program Sites

Colorectal Cancer

Congratulations to our 2024 Bree Collaborative award winner for Best Practices in Colorectal Cancer Screening:

  • Community Health Plan of Washington
  • UW Medicine & UW Physicians
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiCare
  • United Health Care

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer diagnosed in the United States. Washington State has wide variation in who has received appropriate colorectal cancer screening, with very low rates in some populations. This workgroup met from January to November 2020 and the Recommendations were adopted in November 2020.




Meeting Materials


Date Materials
January 10 Agenda January 10
Bree Intro Slides
Bree Process
Charter Roster Draft January 10
February 14 Agenda February 14
Minutes January 10
Charter Roster Draft
March 20 Agenda March 13
Minutes February 14
Draft Recommendations
HB 2560 Fiscal Impact Statement
April 10 Agenda April 10
Minutes March 20
Draft Recommendations
CDC Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Use  
May 8 Agenda May 8
Minutes April 10
Draft Recommendations
June 12 Agenda June 12
Minutes May 8
Draft Recommendations
OIC FAQs Colon Exams  
July 10 Agenda July 10
Minutes June 12
Draft Recommendations
August 14 Agenda August 14
Minutes July 10
Draft Recommendations
November 6 Agenda November 6
Minutes August 14
Draft Recommendations
Colorectal Cancer Public Comments



Workgroup Members


Member Title Organization
Rick Ludwig, MD (Chair) Chief Executive Officer Pacific Medical Centers
Patricia Auerbach, MD, MBA, FACP Chief Medical Officer, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, Employer & Individual, Medicare & Retirement UnitedHealthcare
Elizabeth Broussard, MD Gastroenterology Pacific Medical Centers First Hill
Jason Dominitz, MD, MHS National Director of Gastroenterology VA Puget Sound
Casey Eastman, MPH Content Lead, Breast, Cervical, Colon Health Program Washington State Department of Health
Bev Green, MD, MPH Senior Investigator, Family Physician Kaiser Permanente Washington
Tracey Hugel, MSN, RN Senior Clinical Program Consultant Regence
John Inadomi, MD Gastroenterology University of Washington Medicine
Rachel Issaka, MD, MAS Assistant Member, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Clinical Research Division Fred Hutch
Hagen Kennecke, MD Medical Oncology Virginia Mason
Val Simianu, MD, MPH Colon and Rectal Surgeon Virginia Mason
Julie Stofel Patient and Family Advocate  
Tammy Wild, MPH, RDN, LD, NSCA-CPT State Health Systems Manager American Cancer Society