Resource Repository

Welcome to the GW Cancer Control TAP Resource Repository! You can search this collection of CCC resources and tools using the categories below, or you can scroll down to browse the resources. Examples of resources include research reports, toolkits, fact sheets and infographics, as well as sample program plans and guides for developing new programs. We regularly add new resources, and you can submit your own as well.

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    Format: 2019
    Title Description Year
    American Cancer Society Prostate Cancer Survivorship Care Guidelines

    From the article: "Survivorship guidelines are advice from the American Cancer Society to help doctors, nurses, and other professionals take care of cancer survivors who have finished their cancer treatments. The survivorship guidelines presented here address issues that can occur in men after the treatment of prostate cancer."

    2014
    Survivorship Resources: Improving the Quality of Life for Iowa Cancer Survivors

    This webinar recording addresses resources available through the National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center (The Survivorship Center), and describes ways to partner with The Survivorship Center.

    2014
    Understanding Cancer: Treatment and Survivorship

    The objectives of this archived webinar from NCI are:

    1. Describe factors that influence the selection and initiation of cancer treatment
    2. Identify common side effects of treatment 
    3. Discuss the challenges faced by cancer survivors
    4. Identify key National Cancer Institute (NCI) treatment and survivorship resources
     

    Instructor Bio:
    Annette Galassi, RN, MA, is a Public Health Advisor in the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Office of Communication and Education (OCE). Her career began as a staff nurse in medical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center where she was also a Clinical Nurse Specialist.  Ms. Galassi moved to Washington, DC in 1986 and was a Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health.  During that time she completed a post-Master’s certificate as an Adult Nurse Practitioner at the University of Maryland.  In 1993, Ms Galassi joined the faculty of Georgetown University's Lombardi Cancer Center, where she was their first Oncology Nurse Practitioner.  Ms. Galassi returned to government service in 1998, joining the National Cancer Institute’s Office of Communications where she oversaw the training program for the Cancer Information Service. Ms. Galassi received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the State University of New York at Albany and her Master of Arts degree in advanced nursing science from New York University.  She has published numerous articles and chapters in the field of oncology nursing.  Her awards include the NIH Merit Award and Georgetown University’s Nurse of the Year.  Ms. Galassi is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care and the International Association of Clinical Research Nurses.

    2015
    2014 National Community Health Worker Advocacy Survey Reports

    The 2014 National Community Health Worker Advocacy Survey (NCHWAS) is the largest on-line survey of Community Health Workers (CHW) conducted to date. NCHWAS represents the voices of approximately 1,767 CHWs from 45 United States and 4 US territories. Data gathered through NCHWAS is intended to be ‘open source’ and used for CHW workforce development and sustainability. The NCHWAS aims to describe (1) the state of CHWs as a professional field and (2) the impact of CHW community advocacy on community engagement to address health disparities. Although Community Health Workers or CHWs go by a variety of titles including, Promotora de Salud, Community Health Representatives, Community Health Aides, Peer Educators, and Patient Navigators to name just a few, we use the term Community Health Worker or CHWs as the umbrella term to describe the workforce.

    2014
    2017 State of Tobacco Control Report

    The 15th annual American Lung Association "State of Tobacco Control" report evaluates states and the federal government on the proven-effective tobacco control laws and policies necessary to save lives. This includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding, programs and insurance coverage; smokefree workplace laws; increased tobacco taxes; aggressive implementation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act; and new for our 2017 report: raising the minimum age of sale for tobacco products to 21. The report assigns grades based on laws and regulations designed to prevent and reduce tobacco use in effect as of January 2017. The federal government, all 50 state governments and the District of Columbia are graded to determine if their laws and policies are adequately protecting citizens from the enormous toll tobacco use takes on lives, health and the economy.

    2017
    2018 Patient Assistance and Reimbursement Guide

    The 2018 Patient Assistance & Reimbursement Guide has the most up-to-date information on cancer drug assistance and reimbursement programs to help your patients alleviate the financial burden of their treatment.

    2017
    A Collection of Resources for Patient Navigators Assisting Cancer Survivors After Treatment
    • Inclusion of content in this compendium is intended to guide Patient Navigators to resources and organizations that may be helpful to the patients and survivors they assist. Inclusion does not suggest endorsement.
    • There are many more resources available, this list is not comprehensive.
    • There are hyperlinks directly to the resources embedded in the resource title for quick access.
    • Some, but not all resources included in this compendium are available in hard copy in addition to availability online from the sponsoring organization. Contact each organization to find out. 
    2013
    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.

    Addressing Barriers to Care: Process and Summative Evaluation of the Competency-Based Oncology Patient Navigator Training

    Presented at the 2017 CDC Cancer Conference on August 14, 2017. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the no-cost, self-paced, online Oncology Patient Navigator Training: The Fundamentals, designed to train patient navigators on addressing barriers to care. The George Washington University Cancer Center analyzed pre- and post- assessment data from 384 learners who completed the training from 2015 to 2016. Most questions were asked on a 5-point Likert scale (Strongly Disagree to Strongly Agree). STATA®/IC 14.2  was used to assess changes in confidence across learning objectives (paired t-test) and compare differences in means between patient navigators and licensed health professionals (independent samples t-test). 

    2017
    Advancing the Field of Cancer Patient Navigation: A Toolkit for Comprehensive Cancer Control Professionals

    Patient navigation is an intervention that addresses barriers to quality standard care by providing individualized assistance to patients, survivors and families. The need for patient navigation arose from the understanding that some cancer patients have challenges accessing care. These challenges are often the result of social determinants of health and health disparities. This toolkit was developed to guide states in advancing patient navigation. This resource can be used to: 

    • Educate and train patient navigators
    • Provide technical assistance to members of your coalition
    • Build navigation networks at the state level
    • Identify policy approaches to sustain patient navigation

     

    2016

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