July 13, 2022
Missouri selected for George Washington University Cancer Center’s Cancer Control Implementation Science Base Camp
DHSS Comprehensive Cancer Control Program partnered with the Missouri Cancer Consortium
For Immediate Release:
July 13, 2022
Lisa Cox, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’ (DHSS) Comprehensive Cancer Control Program and the Missouri Cancer Consortium were selected through a competitive application process to participate in the George Washington University Cancer Center’s Cancer Control Implementation Science Base Camp. The camp, which begins today, aspires to advance health equity by improving cancer control plan implementation.
The team selected includes Misty Phillips, DHSS Comprehensive Cancer Program Manager; Xarria Lewis, DHSS Comprehensive Cancer Program Specialist; and Sarah Van Vickle-Chavez, Senior Scientist at Siteman Cancer Center and chair-elect with the Missouri Cancer Consortium (MCC). The team was selected through a competitive process in which only ten teams throughout the United States were chosen to participate.
The camp will provide sequential content covering the major phases of a cancer control implementation plan including assessing context, using evidence and theories to develop strategies, evaluation, facilitating change and sustainability. Working in strong collaboration, the team will focus on an intervention project related to one aspect of the cancer control continuum (prevention, screening, treatment or supportive care) with a focus on health equity.
The state of Missouri will benefit from:
- Access to a facilitated, interactive virtual training and related resources developed by experts in implementation science and cancer control.
- Networking from leading researchers, thought leaders and screening practitioner experts.
- Skills application through asynchronous and live sessions.
- Team huddles to support the creation and implementation of project plans, with guidance from facilitators to help map context, choose interventions, plan for adaptations, select strategies, evaluate, and sustain your project.
- Opportunities to engage with other teams in the Cancer Control Implementation Science Base Camp Training cohort.
- A network of colleagues sharing current challenges and lessons learned in striving to meet their cancer control goals.
To learn more about the Science Base Camp, please click here.