August 2016 
Volume 4, Issue 8

We are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new tool. The Patient Navigation Barriers and Outcomes Tool TM(PN-BOT TM) is a customizable, free, Excel-based data entry management and reporting product designed for oncology patient navigation programs. "We are excited about the PN-BOT's potential to capture the value of navigation to advance the field," said Mandi Pratt-Chapman, associate center director for patient-centered initiatives and health equity at the GW Cancer Center. Navigation programs can use the PN-BOT TM to document, track and generate simple reports on a variety of patient and care characteristics. Learn more about the PN-BOT TM and download it today!

Health Care: What Your LGBT patients Would Like You to Know

LGBT health expert Shane Snowden, MA, recently stopped by GW to discuss LGBT needs and challenges in health care. Despite increasing social acceptance and support for LGBT people, patients often experience barriers when seeking health care. For more information about providing optimal care to LGBT patients, check out relevant  key resources or research findings.

How can a breast cancer patient navigation program improve health care empowerment? New research findings highlighted by the GATE cancer community of practice show the promising effects of culturally and linguistically appropriate patient navigation, particularly for underserved populations. Read more about the findings and study or submit your own findings to the GATE today!

Upcoming Events

8/23 Webinar for Health Care Professionals: Care Coordination for Older Men Living with Cancer - Learn more and register

8/29 Webinar: Tobacco Cessation and Survivorship - Learn more and register

9/9-9/10 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium in San Francisco, California - Learn more

9/29 ACCC Financial Advocacy Network Workshop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Learn more or watch this short video about the workshop

10/8 Triage Cancer Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah - Learn more and register

10/28-10/29 Fred Hutch: Cancer Survivorship for Clinicians Conference - Learn more and register
Resources for Health Care Professionals

Financial Resources for People with Cancer  - CancerCare recently released a searchable, online database of financial and practical assistance available for people with cancer.  Learn more.

Improving Population Health by Working with Communities: Action Guide - This action guide is a framework to help multi-sector groups work together to improve population health. Learn more .  

Framing the Dialogue on Race and Ethnicity to Advance Health Equity -This roundtable discussion summary includes strategies for individuals, organizations and communities to advance racial and health equity.   Learn more .

Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers - Free continuing education program to educate primary care providers about how to better understand and care for survivors in the primary care setting. Download an   informational flyer   or   access the course .
What We're Reading

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - American Cancer Society Uses AHRQ Resources to Support Primary Care Practices in Increasing Cancer Screenings - Read the  case study or access the curriculum.

ASCO Post  New American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Report Shows States Are Making Progress Implementing Policies to Reduce Toll of Cancer - Read the article or  report .

Manged Care Magazine  -  Task Force Issues Recommendation Statement on Skin Cancer Screening   - Read the article or recommendation

Oncology Nurse Advisor Patient Navigation Improves Cancer Screening Rates in Targeted Patient Groups  - Read the article or abstract

AJMC - Study Underscores Importance of Surveillance After Cancer  - Read the article  or abstract .
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