The CoC's State Chairs represent the CoC at the state level and part of their role is to become involved in the state cancer plan coalition. You might want to reach out to the state chair to see if he or she has made any attempt to become involved in the coalition and if they can assist in presenting or bringing information forward to the coalition about the work of the CoC and its standards. The list of CoC State Chairs and their contact information is accessible from the following web page.
The demand for quality, patient-centered care is growing throughout the country. As more people are living with cancer, it is increasingly clear that the responsibility for such care extends beyond cancer centers and into communities and the home. Central to this challenge are the Commission on Cancer and the comprehensive cancer control coalitions.
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) recently released new accreditation standards in order to ensure that key elements of quality cancer care are provided to every person treated in a CoC-accredited facility. These new standards challenge cancer programs to address patient-centered needs and measure the quality of the care they deliver against national standards. Because the new standards require accredited programs to work with communities to assess and address barriers to access and cancer care, they provide an opportunity for cancer coalitions to be more involved in ensuring the delivery of quality care.
Connie Bura, Administrative Director for Cancer Program at the Commission on Cancer and Dr. Teresa Ponn, from the New Hampshire Comprehensive Cancer Control Collaboration, will outline the evidence for and details of the new patient-centered standards and include strategies to link the patient-centered standards and their implementation at the community level with the objectives of the comprehensive cancer control plans.
Join us as we explore this important topic about new guidelines and the broader implications and challenges of implementing patient-centered cancer care.
At the end of the cyber-seminar, participants will be able to:
- Understand the purpose and objectives of the Commission on Cancer (CoC) and its accreditation program
- Review the role of the CoC in comprehensive cancer control
- Describe the rationale and requirements of the new CoC patient-centered standards
- Illustrate key concepts for how the new CoC patient-centered care can support state cancer plans and coalitions
- Outline specific strategies for connecting objectives from a state cancer plan with the new CoC patient-centered standards and CoC accredited cancer programs at the local level