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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|Health in All Policies Resource Center||
The places where people live, work, and play greatly impact their health. We can improve America’s health by working across government agencies and with private partners to create healthy and safe communities. The National Prevention Strategy (Strategy), released June 16, 2011, aims to guide our nation in the most effective and achievable means for improving health and well-being. The Strategy prioritizes a Health In All Policies (HiAP) approach by integrating recommendations and actions across multiple settings to improve health and save lives.
The Health In All Policies Resource Center supports a collaborative approach to health promotion that recognizes the importance of including health considerations when making decisions about things like transportation, education and other areas that impact our communities. The Resource Center was created to house practical and engaging HiAP tools and resources to achieve better health for individuals, families, and communities. The use of filters allows the user to build an individualized search based on a specific public health focus, geographic scope, and/or sector.
|Healthy Food Access Portal||
Healthy Food Access Portal has a resources for implementing and planning policies and programs aimed at improving access to healthy foods in low-income and minority communities, build local economies and enhance public health. The portal was launched by a partnership between PolicyLink, The Food Trust and The Reinvestment Fund.
|Healthy Outlook: Public Health Resources for Systems Transformation||
This is a series of fact sheets, issue briefs, and other resources designed to a) highlight policy issues within the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and implications for public health and (b) identify opportunities that promote active engagement of public health in health care systems transformation efforts.
Healthy Outlook can be used to:
|House Bill 1382||
Slides from presentation given by Keylee M. Wright, M.A., Director, Indiana Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, given on June 9, 2010. Presentation describes Indiana Cancer Consortium's processes, challenges, and successes in enacting policy change through its Clinical Trials Action Team.
|How Do You Measure Up? A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality||
How does your state measure up in the fight against cancer? Our annual report – now in its 15th year – illustrates where each state stands on key cancer issues.
|Implementing the Commission on Cancer Standard 3.1 Patient Navigation Process: A Road Map for Comprehensive Cancer Control Professionals and Cancer Program Administrators||
We developed this road map to support comprehensive cancer control (CCC) professionals and cancer program administrators from hospitals, treatment centers and other facilities who are responsible for conducting the triennial Community Needs Assessment (CNA) focusing on cancer disparities and barriers to care. The purpose of this road map is to guide the CNA team in designing a patient navigation process that navigates cancer patients through their care and addresses barriers facing patients, caregivers and communities in the cancer program’s catchment area.
This road map for Implementing the Commission on Cancer Standard 3.1: Patient Navigation Process was developed through examining several existing cancer-specific CNAs and through consultation with the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer (CoC) team members. The road map may be used directly by the cancer program’s CNA team. CCC professionals are instrumental in disseminating this resource to cancer programs who are members of their coalitions, as well as providing input into the CNA process as public health experts with keen understanding of population data and social determinants of health.
Funding for this project was generously provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in response to technical assistance requests by comprehensive cancer control stakeholders to help build capacity to meet CoC Standard 3.1.
|Implementing the Commission on Cancer Standard 8.1 - Addressing Barriers to Care||
The GW Cancer Center developed this road map to support comprehensive cancer control (CCC) professionals and cancer program administrators from hospitals, treatment centers and other facilities to fulfill the requirements for this standard. The purpose of this road map is to guide CCC professionals and administrators in identifying and addressing barriers to accessing health and/or psychosocial cancer care for cancer patients.
This road map for Implementing the Commission on Cancer Standard 8.1: Addressing Barriers to Care is an update of a previous resource for Implementing the Commission on Cancer Standard 3.1: Patient Navigation Process. Although the 2020 Commission on Cancer (CoC) standards do not specifically require conducting a community needs assessment (CNA) or establishing a patient navigation process, this road map includes guidance on conducting a CNA, which can be a useful approach to identifying barriers to cancer care. Additionally, patient navigation can be used as a means to address barriers facing patients, caregivers, and communications in a cancer program’s catchment area. Therefore, guidance and resources on patient navigation are included in this road map.
Funding for this project was generously provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in response to technical assistance requests by comprehensive cancer control stakeholders to help cancer control coalitions help their cancer center members meet CoC standards.
|Improving Cancer-Related Health Outcomes with Connected Health: A Report to the President of the United States from the President’s Cancer Panel||
Technology has significant potential to enhance cancer prevention, care, and research, but this potential has not yet been realized. In this report, the President’s Cancer Panel presents critical actions that should be taken to advance connected health for cancer by ensuring that technologies are developed and used in ways that enhance access to health information, support patient-centered cancer care and patient engagement, enhance the experience of the oncology workforce in providing care, and accelerate progress in cancer research.
|Increasing Healthy Nutrition and Physical Activity Across the Cancer Continuum through Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change: A Resource for Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalitions||
This guide was written by the American Cancer Society, in collaboration with the Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition, to span the entire cancer continuum. The guide provides comprehensive cancer control coalitions with evidence-based PSE approaches, corresponding data, and resources
|Increasing Physical Activity: Built Environment Approaches||
This one page guide provides a summary of the Community Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation on built environment strategies to increase physical activity