Steering Committee Retreat
Oct 2 & 3
Kemp, OCN, team leader and supervisor of navigation services at the
Lewis Cancer Research Pavilion of St. Joseph's Candler Health System
(SJ/C) in Savannah.
The Steering Committee working to formulate a statewide Cancer Patient Navigation organization will meet on October 2 & 3 to develop the organization's name; mission, vision and values and short term objectives. The group had its first meeting by phone on September 3 and agreed that a face-to-face meeting would be more effective in making these crucial decisions. The retreat will be held at Many Streams Ranch in North Georgia.
A new member of the Steering Committee is Deborah
a pilot site for the NCI Community Cancer Centers program. The goals of NCCCP are to expand clinical trials; reduce cancer health care disparities; collect, store and share blood and tissue samples needed for research; and explore the utility of a national database of electronic medical records. NCI is invested in researching the impact of patient navigation interventions on reducing the time to deliver quality cancer care, with emphasis on populations experiencing cancer health disparities.
October 2 is LIVESTRONG DAY
Support Georgia cancer survivors by wearing yellow on Friday, October 2, the anniversary of Lance Armstrong's cancer diagnosis and LIVESTRONG DAY in Georgia. Janet Kempe, SEGO Buddies Program Coordinator, organizes the Georgia event and compiles photos of the statewide effort. Take group photos of your "yellow" and email to Janet.Kempe@segyonc.com.
|National Patient Navigation Survey
Patient navigators who work with patients with any type of health condition are being asked to participate in a national patient navigator survey sponsored by the American Cancer Society and the Institute for Alternative Futures - Disparities Reducing Activities (DRA) Project to better understand patient navigator activities and programs.
To participate in the National Patient Navigator Survey, go to: www.patientnavigatorsurvey.org.
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