Presentation on theme: "1 Comprehensive Cancer Control In Action. What to expect today? Provide state-level forum for networking & sharing your org’s current survivorship initiatives."— Presentation transcript:
What to expect today? Provide state-level forum for networking & sharing your org’s current survivorship initiatives Identify/ Discuss gaps in addressing issues surrounding survivorship in KY Discuss potential to collaborate on addressing gap(s) Review current Cancer Action Plan ‘Quality of Life’ section and plans for revision
COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CONTROL: How It Began A decade ago, state and national organizations began linking cancer prevention and control programs to fight cancer more effectively.
COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CONTROL: Definition Comprehensive Cancer Control is a collaborative process through which a community pools resources to reduce the burden of cancer that results in: Risk reduction. Early detection. Better treatment. Enhanced survivorship.
A united front is more powerful. Working together is more efficient. Collective action creates new allies. Coalitions can tackle cross-cutting issues. COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CONTROL: Benefits of Collaboration
COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CONTROL: CDC’s Role Provide initial funds for CCC programs nationwide. Advise and support CCC programs: –Planning. –Putting plans into action. Support evaluation of national CCC outcomes.
Where does the Kentucky Cancer Consortium fit into national cancer prevention efforts? The Kentucky Cancer Consortium is Kentucky’s comprehensive cancer control coalition funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We are one of the 64 state, tribe and territorial programs participating in the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program.
What does KCC “do”? KCC focuses on issues related to cancer that are shared by multiple regions and/or the entire state. Utilize cancer control data and KCC “best process” to: –Identify and prioritize statewide needs for cancer prevention and control. –Identify evidence-based interventions and resources to meet those needs. Provide neutral forum for cancer control partners to network, coordinate and collaborate.
What does KCC “do”? Communicate identified needs, interventions and resources across groups and regions acting as a neutral clearinghouse of information. Increase efficiency and reduce duplication of effort by coordinating activities with major partners in cancer prevention and control. Seek financial and in-kind resources to fund Cancer Action Plan priority areas.
What does KCC “do”? Maintain and update the Kentucky Cancer Action Plan priority goals, objectives and strategies to address cancer prevention and control gaps. Conduct systematic evaluation of the cancer control prioritization and implementation process. Support efforts to reduce the burden of cancer inequities faced by underserved populations. Participate in influencing policy development and educating policy makers.
What is the Cancer Action Plan? The Cancer Action Plan for Kentucky (CAP) is a practical, working document addressing four main areas along the cancer continuum: –Prevention, Early Detection, Treatment and Care, and Quality of Life. Each section contains: –Goals –Objectives towards reaching those goals –suggested Strategies to implement objectives
Who does comp cancer control on the local and regional level? The Kentucky Cancer Program’s District Cancer Councils are the comprehensive cancer control entities at the local and regional level. The Kentucky Cancer Program is state funded, and has 15 District Cancer Councils throughout the state.
Enhance quality of life for cancer survivors: –Physical. –Psychological. –Practical (i.e., financial and legal issues, health insurance, long-term planning). Study interventions that promote health and well-being: –Exercise. –Pain management. –Coping. COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CONTROL: Enhanced Survivorship
What is Already Happening? What is your organization doing to enhance cancer survivorship in Kentucky?
What Still Needs to Be Done? What gaps still exist in survivorship care in Kentucky?
What next? …Is there potential for collaboration?