The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center is pleased to announce the release of the Advancing Patient-Centered Cancer Survivorship Care Toolkit and a companion mini-module as part of the Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers. These tools were developed with the support of the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards program, an initiative of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

The GW team, led by principal investigator Mandi L. Pratt-Chapman, PhD, associate center director for patient-centered initiatives and health equity at the GW Cancer Center, received the 2018 PCORI Eugene Washington Engagement Award to support the dissemination of evidence from a previous PCORI-funded research study, Evaluating Cancer Survivorship Care Models, led by principal investigator K. Holly Mead, PhD, associate research professor of health policy and management at GW Milken Institute School of Public Health.

The Advancing Patient-Centered Cancer Survivorship Care Toolkit offers an opportunity for comprehensive cancer control programs and coalitions to provide training and technical assistance to health care providers or organizations in order to improve patient-centered cancer survivorship care in their state, tribe, or territory. The toolkit was developed in conjunction with a community advisory board and with input from four focus groups of health professionals across the United States.

The adaptable toolkit includes:

  • Workshop Planning & Facilitation Guide
  • Workshop Side Deck
  • Implementation Tools
  • Patient Worksheet and Provider Checklist
  • A list of relevant survivorship resources

The Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers is a no cost, self-paced, continuing education program for health care professionals. In 15 minutes, the companion mini-module provides an overview of recommendations for quality care, tools available and suggestions on how to utilize them in practice.

To maximize learning and facilitate implementation, the GW Cancer Center also offers an online peer forum for those working in the field of survivorship to network and share how tools have been adapted and used in practice.

To learn more about the Advancing Patient-Centered Cancer Survivorship Care Toolkit, mini-module and peer forum, visit: bit.ly/AdvancingCancerSurvivorshipCareToolkit2019  

Funding Acknowledgment: This work was funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award (EA #12744).