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 technical assistance and training (TAT) resources. The GW Cancer Control TAP does just that through the Resource Repository, where users can search for and access Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) resources produced not only by the GW Cancer Center but also by the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (NCCCP)-funded programs, cancer control coalitions, CCC national partners, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded national networks, and other stakeholders. Users can sign up for and access archives of the Cancer Control Technical Assistance Periodical, a monthly e-Newsletter that highlights new webinars, trainings, events, resources and funding opportunities. This website also houses 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 the GW Cancer Center and other cancer-related 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 and survivorship. Through the CCC program, communities and partner organizations pool their resources to reduce the burden of cancer through Policy, Systems, Environmental (PSE) and health equity approaches. The CCC program is funded by CDC and exists in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., eight tribes and tribal organizations, and seven U.S. territories and Pacific Islands Jurisdictions.
About the Project
The GW Cancer Center was awarded a 5-year cooperative agreement to work with CDC to design and implement comprehensive, high-quality TAT to CCC programs and their partners to implement cancer control activities. We conducted a needs assessment in collaboration with the American Cancer Society that informed our TAT approach and related project period objectives summarized below:
- Conduct ongoing collaborative needs assessment and a rigorous process/impact evaluation of all TAT efforts
- Expand reach of TAT and improve capacity of CCC programs to communicate with stakeholders by maintaining:
- An online repository for CCC tools, resources and best practices as well as the Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partnership (CCCNP) website
- A monthly e-newsletter that aggregates TAT activities and promotes CCC program efforts
- Communication trainings and social media toolkits
- Increase knowledge and capacity of NCCCP grantees to implement evidence-based cancer screening interventions through a Cancer Communication Mentorship Program and updating the Oncology Patient Navigator Training
- Increase capacity among trainees to use evidence-based survivorship interventions by updating and promoting the Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers, the Executive Training on Navigation and Survivorship and developing a webinar to promote existing survivorship resources
- Increase CCC stakeholder knowledge and capacity to plan, implement and evaluate PSE change initiatives to advance health equity through:
- Action for Policy, Systems and Environmental Change: A Training
- Addressing the Need for LGBTQ-Affirming Cancer Care: A Focus on Sexual and Gender Minority Prostate Cancer Survivors
- Together, Equitable, Accessible, Meaningful (TEAM) Training
- Additional trainings and/or workshops for CCC coalition members and leadership
The most recent Year 02 Evaluation Report provides a summary of progress and activities to date as well as future directions for TA and evaluation. Previous evaluation reports are available on our Publications page.
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