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Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan 2015-2020

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The WI CCC Plan provides a common vision for health system leaders, advocates, policy makers, and researchers working to reduce the burden of cancer in Wisconsin. Choose a Priority below to view strategies, action steps, and resources to help support your work.

Priority 10: Increase awareness and knowledge of issues relevant to cancer survivors

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Click on one of the strategies below to find action steps for the selected strategy that you can use to implement the WI CCC Plan 2015-2020.

Strategies

Action Steps

  • Educate health care providers on the physical, social, psychological and spiritual dimensions of cancer survivorship.
  • Increase provider access and referral to survivorship resources within organizations and in the community.
  • Support health systems in achieving and maintaining Commission on Cancer (CoC) accreditation.
  • Utilize patient navigators and community health workers to help patients and caregivers access survivorship services.

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  • Provide individualized survivor care plans to survivors with information specific to their treatment and ongoing health.
  • Adapt chronic disease self-management programs for cancer.
  • Link survivors with organizations who promote and deliver training for the active patient model.
  • Develop culturally appropriate support services based on community identified strengths and needs.

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  • Develop educational tools to publicize the unique and ongoing challenges of cancer survivorship.
  • Encourage health care systems to invest in the integration of cancer survivor services and the transition to primary care treatment.
  • Advocate to insurance companies about the benefits of paying for the integration of cancer survivor services and the transition to primary care treatment.
  • Educate policy makers on survivorship issues.
  • Train survivors on how to advocate for themselves and share their stories with policy makers.
  • Increase state level surveillance of cancer survivors.
  • Identify and address health inequities in survivor populations.

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