Online Academy

In 2014 the GW Cancer Center launched its Online Academy to equip a variety of health care professionals to provide patient-centered care and to provide technical assistance to Comprehensive Cancer Control programs. Trainings are offered at no-cost to participants. To learn about new trainings, sign up for our Cancer Control TAP e-newsletter.

Addressing the Need for LGBTQ-Affirming Cancer Care: A Focus on Sexual and Gender Minority Prostate Cancer Survivors

This training aims to help social workers and other health care professionals better support sexual and gender minority cancer patients, with a specific focus on the needs of sexual and gender minority prostate cancer survivors. To enroll in this course, visit the Online Academy and use enrollment code SGMCARE (note, this is case sensitive). 

Action for Policy, Systems and Environmental (PSE) Change: A Training

Explore PSE change, from its evidence base to a full-length case study. This training provides background information on the 7-step PSE change process, stepwise worksheets, a PSE action plan template, real world examples from comprehensive cancer control (CCC) programs, an extensive resource list and theoretical and evaluation approaches to help grow the PSE change evidence base. Steps for Policy, Systems and Environmental Change: Worksheets for Action is the companion resource guide for the course. To enroll in this course, visit the Online Academy and use enrollment code PSETrain (note, this is case sensitive). Download the informational flyer.

Communication Training for Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) Professionals 102: Making Communication Campaigns Evidence-Based Technical

The second of a two-part series on cancer control communication, this training is designed for participants who desire more in-depth training about the process of organizing a communication campaign. Interactive learning modules walk you through important concepts of collecting and using evidence in communication campaigns, developing campaign messages and using appropriate tactics and channels to reach intended audiences, planning for campaign evaluation and launching your campaign. The Guide to Making Campaigns Evidence-Based is a companion text to the course and contains helpful resources, tools and customizable templates. To enroll in the course, visit the Online Academy and use enrollment code COMM102 (note, this is case sensitive). Download the informational flyer

Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers

According to the American Cancer Society, there are nearly 15.5 million cancer survivors in the U.S., many of whom face physical, psychological, practical, informational, and spiritual challenges after the completion of cancer treatment (Cancer Treatment & Survivorship Facts & Figures, 2016-2017). Primary care providers play a critical role in providing much-needed follow-up care for cancer survivors. The Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers was originally developed through collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the George Washington University Cancer Center funded through a 5-year cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This program provides a forum to educate primary care providers (PCPs) (e.g., general medicine physicians, geriatricians, gynecologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses) who may have patients who are cancer survivors about how to better understand and care for survivors in the primary care setting. To enroll in the course, visit the Online Academy and use enrollment code PCTrain (note, this is case sensitive). Download the informational flyer.

Learn more about cancer survivorship care guidelines from The National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center Toolkit: Implementing Clinical Practice Guidelines for Cancer Survivorship Care

Communication Training for Comprehensive Cancer Control Professionals 101: Media Planning and Media Relations

This training walks participants through the process of media planning, creating media-friendly materials and building relationships with journalists. The Media Planning and Media Relations Guide provides a supplement as you move through the course with additional information, resources and examples. Use the customizable templates to build a tailored media plan and media-ready materials for your cancer control program. The training uses interactive web-based presentations to discuss evidence-based information and case studies to prepare cancer control professionals to efficiently and effectively develop a media plan and build relationships with journalists. To enroll in the free course, visit the Online Academy and use enrollment code COMM101 (note, this is case sensitive). Download the informational flyer.

Oncology Patient Navigator Training: The Fundamentals

Through a collaborative process, the GW Cancer Center developed the first-ever consensus-based competencies for oncology patient navigators without a clinical license. We refer to these navigators as Oncology Patient Navigators. With the competencies established, the GW Cancer Center developed a comprehensive competency-based training for Oncology Patient Navigators. The training uses interactive web-based presentations to discuss evidence-based information and case studies to prepare patient navigators to effectively address barriers to care for cancer patients and survivors. To enroll in the free course, visit the Online Academy and use enrollment code PNTrain (note, this is case sensitive). Download the informational flyer.

The Guide for Patient Navigators provides a supplement to the Oncology Patient Navigator Training as you move through the course.

Executive Training on Navigation and Survivorship

An innovative training that teaches the nuts and bolts of navigation and survivorship program development and implementation. Based on a popular in-person training, the program walks participants through brief interactive presentations, supplemental written content that summarizes the latest research and best practices, case studies and customizable activities to create a program plan. To register for the program, visit the Online Academy and use enrollment code ETrain (note, this is case sensitive). Download the informational flyer.

The Executive Training on Navigation and Survivorship Guide for Program Development and Program Development Workbook include background information, tools and resources along with short activities to help with program design, implementation, evaluation and sustainability.