Evaluate your baseline and prioritize investments
Struggling to decide how to build your survivorship program? Unsure where your program excels—and where you have room for improvement? To start, complete the Survivorship Services Diagnostic. Then, use these resources to guide your assessment and prioritization process.
Select a survivorship care model
Cancer programs take many different approaches to survivorship care. Learn about the range of staff involvement, accompanying services, costs, and reimbursement.
Secure staff and physician buy-in
In an ideal world, the cancer care team, primary care physicians, and other health care allies would work in harmony to effectively support all survivors. However, given the number and diversity of health care professionals potentially involved in survivorship care, cancer programs find coordination challenging. Here are resources to help.
Assess the impact of your survivorship services
Cancer program leaders should closely monitor the performance of survivorship services to evaluate impact, guide strategy, and justify investments.
Create treatment summaries and care plans—efficiently
Cancer programs often spend 45 minutes to 2 hours creating an individual survivorship care plan. With a growing population of cancer survivors, you need to improve efficiency. We’ve compiled resources to help in our Commission on Cancer Accreditation Crosswalk. Just search “survivorship” and review the resources listed.
In order to be sure that patients use treatment summaries and care plans appropriately, cancer programs need to provide education about the information they include and how to use them.