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ACCC Innovator Awards

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Applications for the 10th Annual Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) Innovator Awards will open in January 2020. If you would like to be contacted when the submission process opens, please email Monique J. Marino, Senior Manager, Publications & Content.

The ACCC Innovator Awards honor Cancer Program Members for their ingenuity and pioneering achievements in oncology. Innovations should advance the goals of improving access, quality, and value in cancer care delivery.

2019 areas of focus include:

  • New Models in Care Coordination
  • Process and Quality Improvement Initiatives
  • Community Outreach, Prevention, and Screenings
  • Telehealth and Virtual Care Models
  • Financial Advocacy and Navigation
  • Supportive Care Services
  • Provider Resiliency and Well-Being
  • Patient Engagement and Shared Decision-Making Strategies
  • Immuno-Oncology Implementation 

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 be recognized during the awards ceremony and will present their innovations at the ACCC 36th National Oncology Conference, October 2019, in Orlando, FL, and will be featured in our peer-reviewed journal, Oncology Issues.

The 2020 winners will be recognized during the awards ceremony and will present their innovations at the ACCC 37th National Oncology Conference, October 14 – 16, 2020, in Denver, CO, and will be featured in our peer-reviewed journal, Oncology Issues. Winning cancer programs will receive regional and national exposure as their innovations are shared with oncology care providers, the broader healthcare community, and national press outlets.

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

For information, visit our Frequently Asked Questions or email Monique Marino, Senior Manager, Publications & Content.