"Coffee Break" Webinar - Supporting Cancer Survivors through Comprehensive Cancer Control Programs

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm

Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) programs and coalitions are uniquely positioned to address post-treatment survivorship needs by bringing together health care administrators and providers, researchers, survivors, caregivers, advocates, community based organizations, public and private organizations and others to create change at an individual, community and systems level. The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center’s recently released report, Supporting Cancer Survivors through Comprehensive Cancer Control Programs, provides a snapshot of the current state of cancer survivorship and offers potential benchmarks to help guide CCC survivorship efforts to meet gaps. From surveillance and research to policy, join GW Cancer Center for an in-depth conversation on how you can support post-treatment cancer survivors and caregivers in your work.

The intended audience of the webinar is CCC professionals interested in learning about this popular resource on survivorship. This webinar is co-sponsored by Research to Reality.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize current health status of cancer survivors and disparities in post-treatment cancer survivorship
  • Identify the role of comprehensive cancer control programs in supporting post-treatment cancer survivors and caregivers

Allison Harvey, MPH, CHES is the Senior Manager, Health Care Professional Education at the Institute for Patient-Centered Initiatives and Health Equity at the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center. She is responsible for managing the planning, development and implementation of the Institute’s provider and cancer control professional education. Prior to joining the Institute, she oversaw the development and dissemination of cancer patient and caregiver education programs at the Cancer Support Community. Findings from this work have been presented at the American Society for Clinical Oncology, American Public Health Association, International Cancer Education Conference and San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Allison has more than ten years of professional work experience, with a focus on human services, education, and health. In 2011, she received her master’s degree in public Health from GW. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and holds a bachelor’s degree from Emory University.