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Cancer Care Patient Navigation

compassThe Association of Community Cancer Centers is pleased to provide ACCC members with this Cancer Care Patient Navigation: A Call to Action online resource.

ACCC launched this project to:

  1. Identify barriers to access to care that patient navigation can address
  2. Increase successful implementation of patient navigation services
  3. Refine staffing models
  4. Establish effective metrics for measuring patient navigation services internally and for benchmarking patient navigation services against other community cancer centers.

Cancer Care Patient Navigation CDCancer Care Patient Navigation:
A continuing education activity

Three virtual lectures are based on live presentations from the "Cancer Care Patient Navigation" pre-conference held on September 22, 2009, in Minneapolis, Minn., and are designed for nurses, social workers, and other cancer care professionals who are interested in learning about patient navigation services for their institutions. Explore "Best practices" in patient navigation services that help patients through the cancer treatment process, and understand the navigator's scope of work.


Cancer Care Patient Navigation GuideCancer Care Patient Navigation:
A practical guide for community cancer centers

This guide is a resource for community cancer programs interested in implementing or expanding patient navigation services. Learn about five model patient navigation efforts underway at ACCC member programs. Find sample tools including pre-assessment forms, intake summaries, referrals forms, patient satisfaction surveys, outcomes measures, and more.


ACCC GuidelinesACCC Guidelines:
Cancer Care Patient Navigation

A key component of the Cancer Care Patient Navigation project is an update to ACCC's Cancer Program Guidelines to include patient navigation services.


Cancer Care Patient Navigation: Tools for community cancer centers Cancer Care Patient Navigation:
Tools for community cancer centers

Here are tools for implementing a comprehensive patient navigation program at your community cancer center, including assessment tools, navigator job descriptions, and SOPs. Also included in this resource are sample intake and referral forms, tracking forms, discharge tools, and patient and physician satisfaction surveys.


Q&AQ & A

This section features questions and answers about key issues in cancer care patient navigation. Questions were generated from ACCC's June 10, 2009 webinar.


Cancer Care Patient Navigation: Other resourcesOther Resources

This section features articles from Oncology Issues, a bibliography, and links to online resources from the National Cancer Institute and the Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute.


ACCC Pilot Sites ACCC Pilot Sites

Six pilot sites were chosen by an expert panel from more than 100 applicants. The six pilot sites are:

Each pilot site will receive a one-day training program on patient navigation conducted by Tricia Strusowski, RN, MS, director of Cancer Care Management at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center at Christiana Care in Newark, Del.

If you have any comments about this project, or if you want to suggest a topic for consideration or report a problem—we would like to hear from you.

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