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|A Helping Hand: The resource guide for people with cancer - Financial Edition||
CancerCare provides a detailed guide to managing the financial aspect of cancer care, including an extensive directory of organizations that provide financial assistance.
|A Patient Navigation Manual for Latino Audiences||
A Patient Navigation Manual for Latino Audiences: The Redes En Acción Experience outlines the necessary steps and provides tools to incorporate patient navigation for Hispanics/Latinos at an organization. Many of the patient navigator templates and examples provided throughout this manual stem from the Redes En Acción: National Patient Navigator Intervention Study, which tested patient navigation’s ability to decrease Latinas’ lag times from abnormal screening to confirmatory diagnosis and treatment initiation.
|A Physician's Guide to Culturally Competent Care||
This self-directed training course is designed for physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. With growing concerns about racial and ethnic disparities in health and about the need for health care systems to accommodate increasingly diverse patient populations, cultural competence has become more and more a matter of national concern. This e-learning program will equip health care providers with competencies that will enable them to better treat the increasingly diverse U.S. population.
|A systematic review of interventions to increase breast and cervical cancer screening uptake among Asian women||
Taken from the abstract: This study systematically reviewed studies published as of January 2010 to synthesize knowledge about effectiveness of cancer screening interventions targeting Asian women. Fifteen multidisciplinary peer-reviewed and grey literature databases were searched to identify relevant studies.
|ACA Webinar: What Cancer Survivors Need to Know||
The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship hosted an Affordable Care Act (ACA) Update: What Advocares and Cancer Survivors Need to Know to discuss where the ACA stands at the current moment, what it might look like and what it means for survivors and advocates going forward.
|ACCC Financial Advocacy Network Boot Camp||
Whether you are an experienced financial advocate or new to the field, the ACCC Financial Advocacy Boot Camp prepares you to help your patients and your program address the growing issue of financial toxicity.
The Financial Advocacy Boot Camp is a dynamic online curriculum for you to help cancer patients navigate the complex and fragmented healthcare system to pay for their treatment. Work at your own pace to acquire the key knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the increasingly essential field of oncology financial advocacy. With ongoing changes in healthcare coverage and reimbursement, education and resources to keep up are critical.
|ACCC Financial Advocacy Services Guidelines||
Increasing awareness of the economic burden of cancer has led to a new support service for cancer patients and their families: oncology financial advocacy services.
As these services continue to evolve, there is a need for clarity on the function and scope of this newest area of patient-centered cancer care.
These guidelines address the need for early intervention by financial advocates to mitigate the financial burden of cancer.
|Accelerating HPV Vaccine Uptake: Urgency for Action to Prevent Cancer - President's Cancer Panel Annual Report 2012-2013||
Human papillomaviruses (HPV) cause most cases of cervical cancer and large proportions of vaginal, vulvar, anal, penile, and oropharyngeal cancers. HPV also causes genital warts and recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. HPV vaccines could dramatically reduce the incidence of HPV-associated cancers and other conditions among both females and males, but uptake of the vaccines has fallen short of target levels. The President's Cancer Panel finds underuse of HPV vaccines a serious but correctable threat to progress against cancer. In this report, the Panel presents four goals to increase HPV vaccine uptake: three of these focus on the United States and the fourth addresses ways the United States can help to increase global uptake of the vaccines. Several high-priority research questions related to HPV and HPV vaccines also are identified.
|Access to Care Policy Summit Report 2016||
Nearly 60 health and cancer care leaders representing patient, provider, payer, policymaker, clinic, hospital and community perspectives met in Washington, D.C. on September 8, 2016 for a one-day workshop to create a shared action plan to improve access to cancer care for Medicaid beneficiaries in the District. This report details the findings of the workshop and a participant list.
|Access to Care Policy Summit: Washington, DC Report||
This report gives an overview of the Access to Care Policy Summit held in Washington, DC on May 11, 2015. Nearly 60 members of the health care community, including government, insurers, providers, universities, advocates and non-profits met in Washington, DC for a one-day workshop to create a shared action plan to improve access to cancer care in DC.