About the GW Cancer Center Technical Assistance Portal

The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center’s Cancer Control Technical Assistance Portal (TAP) was created in response to a need voiced by cancer control professionals for a centralized website that pulls together existing and new technical assistance (TA). The GW Cancer Control TAP does just that through the Resource Repository, where users can search for and access Comprehensive Cancer Control resources produced not only by the GW Cancer Center but also by the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (NCCCP)-funded state programs, cancer control coalitions and other stakeholders. Users can sign up for and access archives of the GW Cancer Control Technical Assistance Periodical, a monthly eNewsletter that highlights new webinars, trainings, events, resources and funding opportunities. This website also houses upcoming and past webinars and Online Learning modules produced by the GW Cancer Center so users can access them 24/7. The website also features an Events Calendar for all upcoming and past events by not only the GW Cancer Center but also by other organizations.

About Comprehensive Cancer Control

Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) is an integrated and coordinated approach to reducing cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality through prevention, early detection, treatment, rehabilitation and palliation. Through the CCC program, communities and partner organizations pool their resources to reduce the burden of cancer. The CCC program is funded by the CDC and exist in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., seven tribes and tribal organizations and in seven U.S. Associated Pacific Islands/territories. 

About the Project

The GW Cancer Center was awarded a 5-year cooperative agreement to work with the CDC to design and implement comprehensive, high-quality training and technical assistance to CCC programs and their partners to implement cancer control activities. We conducted a needs assessment that informed our approach to this project:

  • Improve mechanisms for communication and coordination of TA efforts, including an online repository for CCC tools, resources and best practices; a quarterly e-newsletter that aggregates TA activities and promotes CCC program efforts; and coordination of the National Partners website.
  • Conduct web-based training through monthly webinars and free online courses.
  • Develop tools, including social media guides; survivorship “report cards;” a tool for advancing patient navigation; a tool for establishing policy, systems and environmental (PSE) change activities; and resource guides and a priority alignment tool.
  • Facilitate local-level relationships to support integration of cancer and chronic disease prevention efforts through a series of roundtables in partnership with Area Health Education Centers.
  • Enhance connections across CCC programs through peer-to-peer matching, one-on-one TA and Ask the Expert sessions.

The Year 05 Evaluation Report provides a brief summary of progress and activities to date as well as future directions for TA and evaluation.

The Year 04 Evaluation Report is available here.

The Year 03 Evaluation Report is available here.

The Year 02 Evaluation Report is available here.

The Year 01 Evaluation Report is available here. 

Contact

The GW Cancer Center
2600 Virginia Avenue, NW Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20037
Phone: 202-994-2449 | Fax: 202-994-1714
cancercontrol@gwu.edu