The Together, Equitable, Accessible, Meaningful (TEAM) Training aims to improve health equity by supporting organizational changes at the systems level. The training will help organizations implement quality improvements to advance equitable, accessible and patient-centered cancer care through improved patient-provider communication, cultural sensitivity, shared decision-making and attention to health literacy.

More About TEAM

The TEAM Training is for organizations that provide cancer care services or address cancer disparities. Services can include: community/population health interventions with a cancer-related focus, navigation, education, screening, diagnostic testing, treatment, psychosocial support and survivorship care.

Organizations must be located in the United States, tribes or territories to participate. Organizations may range in size (e.g., specific oncology department, entire practice or hospital) and care setting (e.g., community-based clinic, in-patient facility).

We are committed to convening a cohort of diverse health professionals. Organizations are strongly encouraged to engage a diverse team, including individuals diverse in race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, ability/disability and professional role.

Applications for the second TEAM Training cohort are now closed. View Cohort II participants.

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Methods of Instruction

  • Online, self-paced course
  • Three one-hour webinars before the in-person workshop to review training purpose, assessment tools and check-in on progress and troubleshoot
  • Organizational Assessment conducted as a team
  • 2.5 day in-person workshop in Washington, D.C.
  • Three one-hour virtual technical assistance sessions after in-person workshop involving group discussion, reporting out and troubleshooting
  • Brief homework assignments as part of technical assistance sessions to foster reflection and discussion

Online Course Topics

Below is a sample of some of the many topics covered by the TEAM Online Training.

Thought Bubbles: Patient Engagement, Shared Decision-Making, Patient Self-Advocacy, Limited English Proficiency, Culturally Sensative Care, Social Determinants of Health, Community Based Participatory Research, Health Literacy, Intersectionality, Health Disparites, Implicit Bias, Organizational Change


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How many people need to be on my organization's team?

Your organization should identify four people to represent your organization and participate in the 15-week TEAM Training.

Can more than four people from my organization participate in the TEAM Training?

The ideal size of a team for the training is four people. The GW Cancer Center strongly encourages you to select team members who will be able to champion organizational change.

Is the TEAM Training free?

The GW Cancer Center will cover air or train fare, lodging, and refreshments associated with the in-person workshop in Washington, DC for all participants. Each organization is responsible for covering ground transportation and meals outside of the in-person workshop time in Washington, DC for all team members.

When is the application due?

The application form and letter of support is due by Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Applications should be sent via e-mail to

When will decision notifications be sent?

All applicants will be notified via e-mail the week of February 4, 2019.

Can international organizations apply?

No, only organizations located within the United States, tribes or territories are eligible to apply.