Funding Opportunity - CDC Increasing the Implementation of Evidence-Based Cancer Survivorship Interventions to Increase Quality and Duration of Life among Cancer Patients

March 3, 2015

he purpose of this FOA is to implement a broad set of evidence-based survivorship strategies in a subset of NCCCP grantees that will have the short-term results of increasing knowledge of cancer survivor needs, increasing survivor knowledge of treatment and follow-up care, and increasing provider knowledge of guidelines pertaining to treatment of cancer. Intermediate outcomes include the development of best practices in survivorship among NCCCP grantees, and identification of capacity needed to sustain a broad program of survivorship interventions. The long-term outcome is the widespread adoption of practice-and evidence-based, sustainable, survivorship activities across many NCCCP grantees, leading to increases in the duration and quality of life of cancer survivors. Strategies employed in this FOA reflect evidence-based methods to address cancer survivor needs, and are designed to increase surveillance and community/clinical linkages. They include identifying cancer survivors and their needs through the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance system (BRFSS), using local cancer registry data to populate survivorship care plans [SCPs], and increasing the development or adoption of standardized, measurable patient navigation programs to assist cancer survivors in receiving appropriate cancer treatment and follow-up care, and increasing education of providers on survivor care through the existing survivorship E-learning series. Together, these strategies help to specifically identify and characterize the survivor population, and address survivor needs from diagnosis through treatment and post-treatment.