|Promotion the CEO Gold Standard – The Austin Model
- In conjunction with Lance Armstrong Foundation, American Cancer Society-Great Plains Division, Austin-Travis County Health Department and the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, a roll-out of the initiative will encourage business leaders in Austin to become a CEO Cancer Gold Standardä Accredited employer (Fall 2010). The following Austin-based companies are currently in process for becoming Gold Standard Accredited and will serve as models to be highlighted during roll-out event: Seton Health Systems, Dell, and Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
|Chemoprevention Strategic Initiative
Removing barriers to a larger national investment in chemoprevention drug development
Goal: C-Change will disseminate the publications stemming from the Cancer Chemoprevention Research initiative and advocate for resolution of the barriers posed by patent and intellectual property law, reimbursement, clinical trial design, and regulatory approval to enable an increased national investment in chemoprevention and vaccine research.
- Responded to Sen. Feinstein’s staff inquiry about our request to add “chemoprevention and immuno-prevention” to the research categories eligible for funding within the Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) in the FY 2011 Department of Defense (DOD) appropriations bill
- Submitted comments and presented recommendations at the 6/2 National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration Joint Leadership Council: Stakeholders Meeting (Ron Herberman). The newly formed council aims to “more effectively collaborate to advance the translation of biomedical research discoveries into approved diagnostics and therapies as well as promote science to enhance the evaluation tools used for regulatory review.”
- Continuing efforts to develop a request to the FDA for additional preventive vaccine guidance for researchers (Ron Herberman, Samir Khleif, Olja Finn)
- Continuing to advocate for the inclusion of chemoprevention provisions in preliminary efforts to reintroduce the Cancer Act though efforts lead by FOCR, AACR, and ASCO.
Cancer Core Competency Initiative- Grant Site Findings
- University of Florida / UF-Shands Cancer Center / Rural Health Partnership of North Central Florida - MDs, RNs, and MSWs practicing in rural primary care clinics (mostly FQHCs)
- 102 participants, 90% reported gaining new knowledge and skills to provide better patient care
- South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency’s (SPIPA) CCC - Native community members/lay health workers and tribal healthcare providers serving the five tribes 1
- 02 participants, 120% improvement in confidence, 7% increase in knowledge
- Iowa Cancer Coalition - RNs and MAs practicing in rural long term care facilities
- 40 participants, 12% increase in knowledge from pre- to post-test scores; possible addition to Iowa nursing school curriculum
- Virginia Commonwealth University - Pediatric-focused interns, PCPs, and RNs
- 310 participants to date, 32% increase in knowledge
Pain and Palliative Care Program impact to date:
- 554 individuals participated in pain and palliative care training programs held at four different grant sites, each demonstrating improvement in their target population
- Enduring materials – continue to be disseminated through follow-on programs, presentations, publications, and web resources. Materials include curriculum resources; video teaching tools; on-line courses; clinical practice tools; and patient pain assessment and reporting tools.
- Presentations and publications will continue to reach audiences across the country
- Oncology Nursing Society 35th Annual Congress, May 2010, San Diego, CA – podium presentation to 50 participants
- Comprehensive Cancer Control Leadership Institute, June 2010, Los Angeles, CA - 487 leaders of State, Tribe, Territory and Pacific Island Jurisdiction Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalitions (CCC) during a plenary session; and 45 CCC leaders during 2 workshop sessions
- Florida Society of Oncology Social Workers, October 22, 2010, Orlando, FL – workshop presentation on The Role of The Oncology Social Worker in Strengthening the Non-Oncology Workforce through a Competency-based Approach
- Five pending publications in peer-reviewed journals including a publication by each grant site and a summary article by C-Change
- Four pending presentations by each grant site at relevant professional conferences
- Web Resources - www.cancercorecompetency.org has been updated with all of the tools and findings from each grant site, freely available to all users. In October, an email announcement regarding these new resources will reach 800+ recipients including the C-Change membership, all CCC coalition leaders, and previous subscribers to C-Change workforce materials
Next Steps for 2011
- Author a manuscript for publication describing the overall grant process and outcomes
- Continue to engage the Advisory Committee in additional dissemination efforts.
- Continued dissemination through presentations at relevant, national conferences, dissemination of toolkits, and updating the website with new resources from the grant sites
- Present the values of the Cancer Core Competency Initiative in addressing workforce shortages at the Tennessee Cancer Coalition Summit, June 16-17, 2011, Nashville, TN