Advocacy & Policy Committee
This committee focuses on advancing policy to improve access to care, improve the integrity of the patient-physician relationship, and improve barriers to positive outcomes. We do this by partnering with policymakers at both a state and federal level as well as other key stakeholders like the Kentucky Medical Association, the American Cancer Society – Cancer Action Network, the Access to Care Coalition and other members of the Kentucky Cancer Consortium – Policy Network. These actions include submitting letters of support, drafting model language to improve current practices, engaging payors and other parties responsible for implementing practices that ultimately impact the quality-of-care patients receive throughout Kentucky.
Clinical Research Committee
This committee focuses on improving access and accruals to clinical trials in the state of Kentucky by sharing opportunities between clinical sites, addressing practical issues in conducting trials, and sharing insights for better collaboration across sites. This committee is also charged with supporting patient education and understanding of how trials are conducted to help eliminate fear or apprehension associated with enrolling in interventional trials. This work is best maintained by active participation from clinicians across the state and new committee members are encouraged to join as their schedule allows.
Education & Programming Committee
This committee focuses on improving educational opportunities in the state of Kentucky for our provider members. They work to identify local or regional presenters to bring the latest updates in cancer treatment to both in-person and virtual conferences. The committee is also responsible for securing CME, where appropriate, for these sessions to help support the credentialing requirements set forth by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure. The Education & Programming committee is responsible for identifying and supporting gaps in the knowledge base of referring specialties to help improve the cancer care continuum of Prevention through Survivorship. Lastly, the group is charged with identifying educational gaps within members of the cancer care team including practice administrators, nursing staff, and pharmacist. We work collaboratively with our groups to offer these sessions at no charge to our healthcare provider members.