Dr. Carrie Stricker attended last month’s Arizona Cancer Survivorship Care Plan Summit in Phoenix Arizona. The summit was a joint effort between the Arizona Cancer Coalition , the Arizona Department of Health Services, and the Susan G. Komen® Central and Northern Arizona.
Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) Programs work in their community to promote healthy lifestyles and recommended cancer screening, educate people about cancer symptoms, increase access to quality cancer care, and enhance cancer survivors’ quality of care. The Arizona Department of Health Services developed the Arizona Cancer Coalition for dedicated individuals, professionals, and cancer survivors to address the priorities outlined in the Arizona Cancer Control Plan. These priorities include prevent cancer, detect cancer early, elevate cancer treatment, galvanize quality of life/survivorship care networks, and catalyze research.
Susan G. Kamen® Central and Northern Arizona is one of 120 Affiliates around the world dedicated to combating breast cancer at every front. Its service area encompasses all of central and northern Arizona, including Apache, Coconino, Gila, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pinal and Yavapai counties. Through events like the Susan G. Kamen Phoenix Race for the Cure®, the Affiliate has invested more than $26.4 million in local breast health and breast cancer awareness projects in central and northern Arizona, and breast cancer research.
This summit served as a forum for clinicians, nurses, program planners, and public health professionals within Commission on Cancer (CoC) accredited hospitals to learn about survivorship care plans and address the implementation of standard 3.3 of CoC accreditation.