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ACCC Innovator Awards


In its eighth year, the Association of Community Cancer Centers Innovator Awards honor Cancer Program Members for their pioneering achievements in oncology.

Innovations should advance the goals of improving access, quality, and value in cancer care delivery.

Suggested areas of focus are:

  • New Models in Care Coordination
  • At-Risk and Underserved Populations
  • Process Improvement Strategies
  • Quality Improvement Initiatives
  • Immuno-Oncology Implementation
  • Community Outreach, Prevention, and Screenings
  • Supportive Care Services

Past Innovator Award winner topics include:

  • A Model Immunotherapy Program at an Oncology Practice
  • Fusing Clinical and Business Metrics to Improve Quality
  • Value-Driven Symptom Management Clinics
  • Bridging the Psychosocial and Financial Needs of Oncology Patients
  • Maximizing Tele-Health Technology
  • From Distress Screening to Solutions: Patient-Centered Support
  • Bringing Lung Cancer Education & Screening to Rural Patients

Criteria for Submissions:

  1. Is your program innovative, creating positive change for your patients and staff?
  2. Does this innovation advance patients’ access to quality cancer care?
  3. Does your program demonstrate value to patients and payers?
  4. Can your innovation be replicated in other community-based cancer programs?
  5. Does your innovation look to eliminate inefficiencies and reduce cost of care?

Click here for more details on criteria for Innovator Awards submissions.

Winners will present their innovations at the ACCC 35th National Oncology Conference, October 17–19, 2018, in Phoenix, AZ, and will be featured in our journal, Oncology Issues. Winners receive regional and national exposure as their innovations are shared with oncology care providers, the broader healthcare community, and national press outlets.  Click here for conference and travel reimbursement details.

Applicants must be affiliated with ACCC as a Cancer Program Member. Winners will be selected through a peer review process.

The 2018 Innovator Awards submissions have closed. Winners will be announced by the end of April 2018.

For more information, visit our Frequently Asked Questions or email Lori Gardner, Senior Director, Communications & Marketing, ACCC.