July 2016 
Volume 4, Issue 7

We are pleased to announce the launch of the first-ever online community of practice for patient-centered cancer care. Supported by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) through a $250,000 Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award, the GW Cancer Center built on existing dissemination efforts to develop the GATE, an online engagement tool focused on patient navigation and survivorship. The GATE includes in-depth research findings, practice-based insights and lessons learned, a searchable question & answer section, Ask the Expert small group sessions, special interest groups and a monthly e-newsletter. Learn more by visiting www.cancergate.org today!

We still have a few spots open for our upcoming July 20th Ask the Expert session on Changing Policy, Systems and Environment to Advance the Field of Patient Navigation. The Patient Navigation Toolkit was developed to guide states in advancing patient navigation. How can the toolkit be useful to your program? Learn more from an engaging discussion and register today!

Are you looking for ways to get involved and advocate for high quality cancer care? This new blog post from Prepared Patient explains the importance of robust federal funding for the advancement of medical research in the U.S. Learn how you can make a difference and communicate with decision-makers about the issues that are important to you. Read more.

Upcoming Events

7/28 Webinar- Health System Transformation Webinar Series: A Deeper Dive into Medicaid - Learn more

8/14-8/17 Escape to Thrive Retreat for Cancer Advocates in Miraval, Arizona - Learn more

8/17 ACCC Financial Advocacy Network Workshop in Dallas, Texas Learn more

9/9-9/10 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium in San Francisco, California - Learn more

9/29 ACCC Financial Advocacy Network Workshop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Learn more

10/28-10/29 Fred Hutch: Cancer Survivorship for Clinicians Conference - Learn more and register
Resources for Health Care Professionals

1999-2013 Cancer Incidence and Mortality Data - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute recently released updated federal statistics on cancer incidence, including 2013 data. Learn more.

The Road to Better Health: A Guide to Promoting Cancer Prevention in Your Community - This toolkit can help community groups guide their communities toward better health and to develop an outreach strategy. Learn more. 

Triage Cancer Quick Guide to Clinical Trials - This guide offers resources to help you learn more about participation and availability of  clinical trials. Learn more.

Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers - Free continuing education program to educate primary care providers about how to better understand and care for survivors in the primary care setting. Download an informational flyer or access the course.
What We're Reading

AJMC Managed Markets Network - Use of Patient Navigation Helps Improve Rates of Cancer Screenings in High-Risk Patients - Read the abstract or article.

Oncology Nurse Advisor Patient Navigation Program Leads to Efficiencies in Hospital Discharge Process - Read the abstract or article.

NIH - NIH Launches Largest-Ever Study of Breast Cancer Genetics in Black Women - Read the article

GW Today Big Tobacco and the Black Community - Read the article

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - Medicaid Expansion Producing State Savings and Connecting Vulnerable Groups to Care - Read the article or related research.
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