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Winship Cancer Institute

Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University

Atlanta, Georgia

Implementation of a Community-Based Program for Cancer Survivors and Caregivers

Helping cancer survivors maintain healthy diet and exercise routines can be a challenging component of a comprehensive survivorship plan. Winship Cancer Institute implemented its community-based “Winship at the Y” program through a creative partnership with a nationally recognized and highly accessible local community resource, the YMCA of Metro Atlanta’s evidence-based fitness program, THE COACH APPROACH©.

As a part of this collaboration, the cancer program’s director of survivorship, a nurse practitioner, provides evidence-based educational workshops on survivorship to all YMCA wellness coaches. In the first nine months of the program, almost 100 survivors and caregivers were referred for enrollment in THE COACH APPROACH©. The program has also made it possible to offer cancer awareness and screening activities in multiple locations across Atlanta in collaboration with the American Cancer Society.

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Listen to a full recording of Winship's presentation at the ACCC 30th National Oncology Conference. (Available to ACCC members only.)