- Alliance to Advance Patient-Centered Cancer Care Overview
- 2019 Alliance Backgrounder
- Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence at Grady Health System (Atlanta, Ga.)
- The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore, Md.)
- Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cancer Center (Boston, Mass.)
- Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Chicago, Ill.)
- Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (Columbus, Ohio)
- The University of Arizona Cancer Center (Tucson, Ariz.)
Alliance Video Profiles
It Takes a Village to Deliver High Quality Cancer CareThe Alliance to Advance Patient-Centered Cancer Care aims to increase access to care and reduce disparities by bringing together grantee sites and community partners from all over the country. By working together as a collaborative, Alliance sites are implementing targeted programs and measuring their impact, informing the conversation around patient-centered cancer care in the process. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/33R8uhM
University of Arizona Cancer Center: Embracing Low-Income FamiliesAs part of their commitment to providing effective patient-centered care, the UACC has been a part of an effort to expand access to the Un Abrazo Para La Familia™ [Embracing the Family] intervention to include patients treated at the Cancer Center and families located within the UACC’s catchment area. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/31PNIyg
Johns Hopkins Medicine: Empowering Cancer Patients and CaregiversA multi-disciplinary team from Johns Hopkins Medicine has developed an innovative training program designed to encourage active participation in managing cancer-related care. This intervention combines the use of technology and long-standing research on medical communication. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2lSlwvp
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center: Patient Navigation as the Cornerstone of Cancer CareThe Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center has implemented a patient navigation program to improve cancer care and transitions of care within their cancer center. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2kOYWDC
The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine: the Right Cancer Care at the Right TimeResearchers at Northwestern Medicine with AllianceChicago have developed a 4R care plan, an innovative solution providing the Right Information and Right Treatment to the Right Patient at the Right Time. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2lTi3g4
The Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence at Grady Health System: Treating People, Not NumbersThe GCCE has recently expanded their navigator program, developing a protocol to match newly diagnosed patients with a nurse navigator. Patients are connected as soon as they receive a positive or suspect diagnosis. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2m0RPIj
Securing Strategic Partnerships that Improve Access to Cancer CarePresented by
Sahirah Khabeer, MPA, MHRM
Patient Resource Navigator
American Cancer Society at the Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence at Grady Health System
Jennifer Moon, MPH, CCRP, CHES
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
Makeeta Rayton, MSW
Oncology Social Work Supervisor,
Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence
Assisting underserved patients is an ongoing challenge for many cancer centers across the country. Two institutions on the front lines of achieving health equity have demonstrated creative solutions that improve access to cancer care for underserved patients in a tangible way. The Ohio State University James Comprehensive Cancer Center is able to provide smart phones for patients to monitor symptoms and remain in close contact with their care team at no added cost. The Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence at Grady Health System has secured several reliable transportation options for their patients. Both organizations have leveraged key partnerships with for- and not-for-profit organizations looking to serve the public good.
In this webinar, representatives from both sites will share their journey of securing and maintaining their partnerships, illustrating how they can enhance patient-centered cancer care.
The Oncology Care Model: Implications for Cancer Care Delivery and Payment ReformPresented by Michael Kolodziej, MD
Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer
Cancer care is very expensive, and the cost is rising at an unsustainable rate. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reported that medical expenditures related to cancer are expected to stretch to $158 billion in the year 2020. Cancer patients receiving systemic therapy represent the group with the highest costs. The Oncology Care Model is the largest medical subspecialty alternative payment model developed and administered by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. This pilot program, launched in July 2016, aims to improve the delivery of cancer care while controlling costs by holding providers responsible for the total cost of care. Many of the changes in care delivery required to succeed in this program involve fundamental practice transformation. In this webinar, Dr. Michael Kolodziej will discuss the rationale for this model, results to date, as well as a forecast for the ultimate results of the model. He will also project the next stage of cancer care payment reform.
Life After Grant Funding: Making the Business Case for Your InterventionMany grant proposals require a plan for sustainability, carrying the expectation that a funded program will continue to be viable once the start-up resources have run out. This can be a challenging proposition for medical researchers, who have to run their interventions while identifying all direct and indirect financial benefits of their work. Drawing from his international research experience, Dr. J. Brian Cassel will discuss his approach to developing long-term funding models in palliative care, presenting universal considerations that could assist researchers in maintaining clinical and quality-improvement programs that expand access to care.
Bridging Primary Care and Oncology in the Era of Patient-Centered Cancer Care [Full Screen Version]The role of primary care in cancer control is expanding, due in part to an increased emphasis on cancer care delivery that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient preferences, needs, and values (Committee on Quality of Health Care in America. Institute of Medicine, 2001). Current research data shows that Primary Care Physicians (PCPs) have a positive impact on early cancer diagnosis, treatment outcomes, and survivorship support, improving the quality of life of cancer patients across the continuum of care (Coburn & Collingridge, 2015).
In this context, The Alliance to Advance Patient-Centered Cancer Care is hosting a webinar titled “Bridging Primary Care and Oncology in the Era of Patient-Centered Cancer Care: Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons Learned”, presented by Dr. Peairs of the Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Center and Dr. Wallner of the University of Michigan. Leveraging their extensive clinical and ambulatory experience, they will present successful strategies and ongoing challenges in the integration of primary care and oncology care. Attendees will be able to present their own questions and interact with the hosts and other event participants. The live meeting is open to all researchers and practitioners eager to learn more about transition of care, improving cancer care delivery, and cancer survivorship.
A report from the National Navigation Roundtable: the state of patient navigation todayPresented by Monica Dean, Director, National Navigation Roundtable
with Elizabeth A Calhoun, PhD, MEd and Sanja Percac-Lima, MD, PhD
According to the American Medical Association, a patient navigator is someone who provides personal guidance to patients as they move through the health care system. Patient navigators may have professional medical, legal, financial, or administrative experience, or they may have personally faced health care-related challenges and want to help others who find themselves in similar situations.
Patient navigators work with patients and families to help with many different needs associated with the health care system. This may include helping with insurance problems, finding doctors, explaining treatment and care options, going with patients to visits, communicating with their health care team, assisting caregivers, and managing medical paperwork.
In 2017, the American Cancer Society (ACS) launched the National Navigation Roundtable, a collaboration of organizations dedicated to achieving health equity and access to quality care across the cancer continuum through effective patient navigation. The Alliance to Advance Patient Centered Cancer Care is proud to host Monica Dean, director of the National Navigation Roundtable at the American Cancer Society, who will be presenting a webinar titled “A Report from the National Navigation Roundtable: The State of Patient Navigation Today”. The event will feature a panel discussion with Dr. Sanja Percac-Lima of the Massachusetts General Hospital and Dr. Elizabeth Calhoun of the University of Arizona. Attendees will be able to present their own questions and interact with the hosts and other event participants. The live meeting is open to all professionals eager to learn more about the National Navigation Roundtable and patient navigation.