The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today awarded $22.8 million in grants to 24 state health departments, six universities and one American Indian tribe to promote colorectal cancer screening among adults aged 50-75, including low-income and other at-risk populations. The recipients will work with health system partners to use evidence-based strategies to increase the number of people screened. Six of the grantees were awarded additional funds to provide direct colorectal cancer screening and follow-up services. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends colorectal cancer screening for adults aged 50-75 using high-sensitivity fecal occult blood testing, sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy.