Kentucky Cancer Patient Navigation Network

The Kentucky Cancer Consortium began convening a small group of partners around the topic of Survivorship and Patient Navigation in the Spring of 2009. This group evolved into the KCC Survivorship and Patient Navigation Team, providing a state-level forum for networking and sharing among organizations that have a statewide or multi-regional impact in Kentucky. The organizations identify and discuss gaps in addressing issues surrounding survivorship and patient navigation in Kentucky and look toward potential collaborations to address those gaps. The Team works to achieve the Cancer Action Plan goal of "Promoting the overall health of Kentucky cancer survivors from diagnosis onward, to increase quality of life." Working together, they developed measurable objectives for the CAP in an effort to better identify survivorship needs, as well as adequately measure KY's progress.

The Team is currently focusing solely on cancer patient navigation throughout the cancer continuum, and have formed a cancer patient navigation network of professionals in Kentucky. The Team has conducted two statewide Forums, providing a neutral venue for over 100 cancer patient navigation professionals from a variety of settings to gather to share best practices, highlight helpful resources, network with like-minded colleagues, and consider development of a network for future collaborations. KCC's Inaugural Cancer Patient Navigators Fall Forum was held on November 8, 2012 at the University of Kentucky's Boone Center in Lexington. View archived presentations from the day. The 2nd Kentucky Cancer Patient Navigators' Fall Forum was held on October 30, 2014 at the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort. View presentations and handouts below. See Forum evaluation results here.

Catalyzed by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer Patient Navigation Program Standards to go into effect January 2015, the Survivorship and Patient Navigation Team conducted a statewide survey of cancer navigation professionals. The survey sought to gather a list of "essential" cancer patient navigation data metrics -- what kind of information are they using to tracking their patients? What outcomes do their organizations see as important? These data items span the entire spectrum of the cancer continuum, and have provided guidance to new and developing cancer patient navigation programs as they decide what data to gather -- and why. Read the Cancer Patient Navigators Data Metrics Survey and Snapshot.

Handouts, resources and presentations from the 2nd Kentucky Cancer Patient Navigators' Fall Forum held October 30, 2014 at the Kentucky Historical Society.

 

Educational/Resource Opportunities

Visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Cancer Survivorship Program's webpage at http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/survivorship/. Find fact sheets, e-cards, research updates and more.

To find fact sheets, e-cards, research updates and more, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Cancer Survivorship Program's webpage.

Survivorship/Patient Navigation Team Documents -- Members Only

Visit Google Docs to view and edit shared documents.


For more information about Survivorship Team, contact Katie Bathje at 859-323-3534 or katie@kycancerc.org

News

Colorectal Cancer in Kentucky Factsheet

The Kentucky Cancer Consortium and their partners have developed a factsheet highlighting the state's progress to increase colorectal cancer screening rates and reduce mortality for this preventable, treatable disease. The new two-page snapshot outlines the impact of colorectal cancer in Kentucky and shares both continuing challenges as well as opportunities for collective action.

Presentations for Your Next Events

Utilize this PowerPoint presentation at your next health education event, or print this postcard sentiment in your local media, thanking health care providers and community champions for their efforts in increasing colorectal cancer screening rates in Kentucky.

HPV and Cancer Webinar

KCC hosted a webinar in January 2018 on "HPV and Cancer", with Dr. Emily Messerli from the University of Kentucky's College of Nursing. Listen to the archived presentation here.

Tobacco Treatment in Kentucky: Best Practices Webinar

On January, 24, 2018, KCC hosted a webinar featuring Dr. Audrey Darville who provided an overview of the latest best practices for tobacco treatment, information about the BREATHE online Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training opportunity and some policy recommendations. Click here to watch the recording.

KCC Summits

KCC and their partners hosted two Summits in 2017. The Kentucky Cancer Summit was held in March in Louisville. Download presentations and resources from the Summit here. The "Kentucky Cancer Summit - Fall Lung Workshop" was held in October in Frankfort. Download presentations from that statewide event here.

KCC's Lung Cancer Communication Toolkit

Check out the KCC Lung Cancer Network's Communication Toolkit released on November 3, 2017. Please use it within your organizations and share it with your partners.

Tools for Caregivers

KCC's ACA and Cancer Team has recently developed new tools that are designed to support caregivers of those with cancer in finding answers on where to get help in paying for cancer treatment and care for their loved ones.

Kentucky "State of the State" Cancer Control Data Webinar

The Burden of Cancer in Kentucky (2000 - 2013)

ACA and Cancer New and Updated Documents

ACA y Cáncer Versión Pública Detallada en Español - Updated November 10, 2016
ACA y Cáncer Versión Pública Básica en Español - Updated November 10, 2016
ACA and Cancer Español (Spanish) - Updated November 10, 2016
ACA and Cancer Basic Public Version - Updated November 10, 2016
ACA and Cancer Detailed Public Version - Updated November 10, 2016
ACA and Cancer Health Professionals Version - Updated November 10, 2016

Pathfinders: The Kentucky Cancer Program (KCP)

BOTH KCP-East & KCP-West-has launched an easy-to-use online tool with the capacity to search for cancer resources in local communities, counties, the state, & across the nation. For more information about Pathfinder and the Kentucky Cancer Program visit Kentucky Cancer Program, or contact the KCP Regional Cancer Control Specialist serving that area.

Nutrition, Physical Activity, Excess Weight/Obesity and Cancer Risk

Foundation Aims to Fund Cancer Services

The Kentucky Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to ensure that all Kentucky citizens have access to life-saving preventative and early detection cancer services, regardless of their financial situation. Their work supports the priorities of the Kentucky Cancer Action Plan and Resource Plan.