Community Needs Assessment for Lung Cancer
The objective of the SMMC Needs Assessment is to provide lung cancer patients and their families with the appropriate programs and services they need, right here in their community.
More specific objectives are to:
- Identify health care disparities between lung cancer and other forms of cancer
- Identify issues with access to care and other barriers that our lung cancer patients face
- Establish a baseline that will be used to measure quality and improvement initiatives
- Refine the role of Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC)'s Nurse Navigator to meet the needs identified through the assessment
- Identify a process that enables SMHC's Nurse Navigator to meet with all newly diagnosed lung cancer patients
- Meet the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer's Continuum of Care Services,Standard 3.1 requirement for a community needs assessment to be completed by 2015.
Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:
|2013||Community Needs Assessment for Lung Cancer||$3,113||Support||Southern Maine Medical Center|
|2006||Education Grant||$5,000||Education||Southern Maine Medical Center|
|2005||Education Grant||$5,000||Education||Southern Maine Medical Center|
|2004||Education Grant||$10,000||Education||Southern Maine Medical Center|
|2003||Cancer Patient Support Program||$20,000||Education||Southern Maine Medical Center|