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
Organization: 
Southern Maine Medical Center
Grant Amount Given: 
$3,113
Year Issued: 
2013
Period: 
Fall
Grant Category: 
Support
Types of Cancer: 
Lung

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category 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