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Ask the Experts Session: Conducting a Cancer-Related Community Needs Assessment to Support Implementing Commission on Cancer's Patient Navigation Standard

  • Event Summary

    In 2012, the American College of Surgeons' (ACoS) Commission on Cancer (CoC) initiated an accreditation standard requiring cancer programs to establish a Patient Navigation Process based on community needs assessment (CNA) findings to address health care disparities and barriers to cancer care. 

    Join us for a small group facilitated discussion that provides participants the opportunity to have their questions answered by experts and peers. This CDC-funded event was developed in response to technical assistance requests by comprehensive cancer control (CCC) stakeholders and cancer program administrators.

    By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

    1. Describe steps to establish a patient navigation process that meets CoC standards
    2. Describe the role of CCC stakeholders in supporting the development of a CNA, a formative step to establishing a patient navigation process that meets CoC standards
    3. Identify resources available to assist cancer program administrators in conducting a CNA that supports the patient navigation process

    Please note that space is limited and registration is mandatory for participation. We highly recommend reading Implementing the CoC Standard 3.1 Patient Navigation Process: A Road Map for Comprehensive Cancer Control Professionals and Cancer Program Administrators prior to attending the session. 


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