Increasing the Implementation of Evidence-Based Cancer Survivorship Interventions to Increase Quality and Duration of Life Among Cancer Patients
CDC funded six National Comprehensive Cancer Control Programs (NCCCP) for a five-year cooperative agreement, “Increasing the Implementation of Evidence-Based Cancer Survivorship Interventions to Increase Quality and Duration of Life Among Cancer Patients.” The NCCCPs are funded to use evidence-based approaches to increase the length and quality of survivors’ lives from diagnosis through treatment and after treatment. The five-year project began on September 30, 2015 and the six NCCCPs:
- Identify cancer survivors and their needs through the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.
- Use local cancer registry data to populate survivorship care plans (SCP).
- Increase the development or adoption of standardized, measurable patient navigation programs to assist cancer survivors in receiving appropriate cancer treatment and follow-up care.
- Increase provider education on survivor care through the George Washington Cancer Institute’s Survivorship E-learning series.
About the Awardees
The funded NCCCPs are housed in the following organizations:
- Indiana State Department of Health
- Kansas Department of Health and Environmental Services
- Louisiana State University, Health Sciences Center
- Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
- South Dakota Department of Health
- Washington State Department of Health