The CoC Source - June 28, 2013
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Enhanced Data Display Now Available through the CoC Hospital Locator

Commission on Cancer (CoC) accredited cancer centers are dedicated to providing quality cancer care to patients in their communities.  CoC-accreditation demonstrates to patients that your cancer program is focused on providing patient-centered care that ensures high quality care and outcomes.  The CoC and the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) are continually working towards enhancing the tools that connect accredited cancer programs to cancer patients.  

The CoC and NCDB have collaborated to create an enhanced data display for the annual caseload information released to the CoC Hospital Locator.  In the past, the data table released by the cancer committee was displayed as a static table only accessible through a singular search method.  Now patients accessing annual caseload data for your facility have an interactive display that will produce national caseload data for a specified site and stage combination in addition to facility-specific data.

This new interactive data display is only accessible through the CoC Hospital Locator when the "Annual Caseload" link is accessed.  The cancer committee is still required to release the data for display on the CoC Hospital Locator, but the process has not changed.  The data table and release information can be accessed through CoC Datalinks.

The interactive data display is currently being applied to all facilities that previously released their 2010 data.  If you are one of these facilities, we encourage you to check out the new look.  2011 data will be posted soon.  In the interim, please prepare in advance by scheduling time on the cancer committee meeting agenda to review the 2011 data table and take action to release.  We expect the 2011 data to be posted in July.

This enhanced data display is part of the ongoing effort to re-design the CoC Hospital Locator and provide patients seen in CoC-accredited cancer programs with clearer information that will assist them in making decisions about where to receive their care.

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CoC Announces 2013 Paper Competition Winners

The CoC announced the three winners of the 2013 CoC Paper Competition. This competition was open to fellows-in-training on topics specific to oncology and related to the CoC mission. Papers were judged on originality, scientific merit, and clinical relevance to oncology and the CoC mission.

First place

“Gastrointestinal Cancers in Young Survivors of Lymphoma: Implications for Earlier Screening”
Liam Smith, MD

Second place

“Analysis of Factors Associated with Selection of Percutaneous or Open Biopsy in Women with Suspicious Breast Lesions”
Linda Adepoju, MD

Third place

“MicroRNA-885-5p: A biomarker for early pancreatic cancer”
Paritosh Suman, MD

Welcome Two New CoC Member Organizations

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

The mission of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the principal membership organization representing and promoting the profession of physical therapy, is to further the profession’s role in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of movement dysfunctions and the enhancement of the physical health and functional abilities of the American public.

In today’s health care environment collaboration is the key to ensuring quality patient-centered care. The services of a physical therapist are essential to improve the function, health, and quality of life of many individuals surviving with cancer or in their final decline. These skills, addressing functional mobility, activities, and participation and including services for lymphedema, skin integrity, and strategies for prevention for certain types of cancers enhance APTA’s value to the CoC.

Community Oncology Alliance (COA)

The mission of the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) is to protect and foster the community oncology delivery system in the U.S. through public policy, advocacy, and education. Because the majority of Americans battling cancer receive treatment in the community setting, ensuring the vitality of the community cancer care delivery system is imperative.
The CoC is the only oncology-specific organization dedicated to promoting quality, access, and value in cancer care. COA shares the CoC’s interest of promoting and recognizing quality cancer care. The emphasis on process improvement with measurement and benchmarking is identical to the structure of COA’s oncology medical home model. COA’s mission is aligned with the CoC in that it promotes and preserves access and quality in cancer care. The provider community is accustomed to working with CoC strategies and programs through local hospitals. It is a natural fit to extend these initiatives to provider teams that are primarily community-based.

Visit with CoC Staff at the AHA Leadership Summit

If you plan to attend the 21st Health Forum and American Hospital Association (AHA) Leadership Summit in San Diego, CA, July 25–27, stop by booth 312 to meet CoC and NAPBC staff. Get the insights you need on the CoC standards and survey process revisions that will take effect January 1, 2014.

Exhibit hours are:

July 25

5:30–7:30 pm

July 26

10:15–11:00 am
12:15–2:00 pm
3:30–4:00 pm

Are You Receiving The CoC Brief?

The CoC Brief, a weekly news brief e-mailed every Wednesday, is a digest of current information on cancer care trends, treatments, legislative activity, and issues. To ensure that you receive The CoC Brief, you should whitelist the sending e-mail address at

Take The CoC Brief with you on your smartphone or tablet. To find the app, search for MultiBriefs on iTunes for iPad and iPhone, on under Apps and Media for Blackberry, and AppBrain or Google Play for Android.

You can access The CoC Brief from the CoC homepage. If you have trouble finding The CoC Brief, please contact Susan Rubin.

CoC Recognizes Long-Standing Programs

CoC-accredited cancer programs provide their communities with high-quality, multidisciplinary, patient-centered care. These programs evolve in response to new diagnostic and treatment modalities, quality assurance and improvement initiatives, and the needs of cancer patients and their families. Currently, there are nearly 1,500 CoC-accredited programs throughout the U.S.

This month, the CoC recognizes the following programs that have maintained their accreditation for 56 to 60 consecutive years (beginning in 1953–1957). Congratulations to the following programs for reaching this milestone and for their commitment to providing quality cancer care.

Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, SD (1953)
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (1953)
City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA (1954)
Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI (1953)
Harris County Hospital District, Houston, TX (1956)
Hurley Medical Center, Flint, MI (1955)
Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Los Angeles, CA (1956)
Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, Carbondale, IL (1954)
Naval Ambulatory Care Center, Newport, RI (1953)
Naval Health Clinic, Great Lakes, IL (1955)
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Portsmouth, VA (1956)
Nebraska Methodist Hospital, Omaha, NE (1956)
Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, MA (1953)
Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, Shreveport, LA (1957)
Scripps Memorial Hospital-La Jolla, La Jolla, CA (1957)
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Norfolk, VA (1954)
St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center, Boise, ID (1956)
University Hospital of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY (1955)
University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL (1954)
Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA (1953)

Cancer Program Accreditation

The CoC proudly recognizes the following facilities for earning initial cancer program accreditation between January 1 and June 15, 2013.

El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, CA
Centura Health. Englewood, CO
Parker Adventist Hospital, Parker, CO
Florida Hospital – DeLand, DeLand, FL
The Villages Regional Hospital, The Villages, FL
Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Johns Creek, GA
Saint Thomas Health, Nashville, TN
Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX
Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Houston, TX

Time for the Annual Update Period

The Annual Update Period is upon us once again. There are only a few requests for 2013. The period covers July 1–30. This update is required for ALL accredited cancer programs.

  • Review ALL Eligibility Requirement (ER) screens that describe your program’s cancer-related resources and services and upload required documentation that may have been revised since the last year (for example, policies, procedures) that describe how these services are provided. If a document has not been revised since your 2012 review, you do not need to upload a new document. If you do upload a revised version of a document that matches your current practice or process, you can delete the older version of the same document.
  • As appropriate to each screen, enter the 2013 date that the revised documentation was discussed at a cancer committee meeting. If a new date cannot be added, override the 2012 date.
  • There will be no additional SAR standard screens to be completed during this period.

Capturing the ER information each year allows the Accreditation Staff to validate that important program components are in place and fully functioning between, and in preparation for, surveys. This process will also reduce the need for surveyor review of a majority of these components at the time of survey. In addition, the resource and service information completed as part of the ER will be used to update your facility’s profile in the CoC Hospital Locator.

If you require further assistance or have questions, please contact  Please include “Annual Update” in the subject line of your e-mail. 

New Information If You Need to Appeal

The Appeals Process has been revised for 2013 surveys and moving forward.  You have 30 days to submit an appeal starting from the day you received access to your initial performance report through CoC Datalinks. 

You can now access the new Appeals link through the SAR menu.  Click on the Appeals link. Then click on the Appeals ribbon that appears on the screen. Click on “Select additional appeal” for each standard you would like to appeal. You will upload supporting documentation directly into this table. It is required that you enter comments for each standard that explain the reason for your appeal. These comments replace the cover letter.

Once all documents and comments have been entered for each appealed standard, click on “Submit appeal to CoC” at the bottom of the screen. Appeals are processed once a month through the Program Review Subcommittee. The appeal outcome will be sent by an automated e-mail notification indicating that your performance report has been updated.

Any appeals e-mailed to Vicki Chiappetta will be directed to resubmit through the CoC Datalinks Database.

Don't Forget to Check the "News" Tab in CoC Datalinks

The News tab, located at the top of the screen in Datalinks, can be viewed at any time by all users and summarizes current information on the SAR, survey process, clarifications, events, or announcements from the CoC. The News tab is a convenient way to access this information and provides links to more complete information on the subject matter.

Remember, the News resource is a useful tool at your fingertips to the latest information from the CoC.

We Need Your Feedback on the Post-Survey Evaluation

The Post-Survey Evaluation (PSE) is a required and essential component of the cancer program survey. The PSE captures feedback from the facility, which enables the CoC to evaluate and improve the survey process and surveyor performance. The PSEs will also be used to develop educational materials and training programs for surveyors and participating cancer programs. We truly value cancer program responses and comments!

PSEs will now be consistent with the Cancer Program Standards 2012 V1.1 Manual (page 23) in that it will need to be completed within 14 calendar dates following the CoC’s survey visit date.

Reminder notifications to complete the PSE will be sent via e-mail to multiple members of the program the day after the survey visit. Additional notifications will be sent at one week as well as 13 days after the survey visit, if the PSE is not completed.

The PSE can be accessed through the CoC Datalinks within the Survey Application Record (SAR). No final performance reports will be given to a program until their PSE is completed.

During the first half of the 2013 survey year, the CoC allowed programs 30 days to complete the PSE. By moving this deadline to coincide with the manual, the survey visit will be fresh in the minds of the cancer program team.  Additionally, CoC staff will be able to provide the performance report sooner, rather than waiting for the program to complete their PSE.

If you have any questions regarding the PSE, please e-mail  Please include the phrase “Post-Survey Evaluation” or “PSE” in the subject line. This will help us triage the message to the correct person. Thank you.

Post-Survey Tips

Once your survey has taken place, you have three business days to edit the SAR or upload documents as recommended by the surveyor. Any revisions made to the SAR that are not approved by the surveyor will not be reviewed as part of the survey.

At the time of survey, you will notice that Standards 5.5, 5.6, and 5.7 will be rated by the National Cancer Data Base staff.  If any of these standards are rated a 5 for non-compliance, you will need to wait until you receive your performance report to appeal or resolve the deficiency. You cannot resolve these standards before the survey takes place or within the three days post-survey. Please make sure you review the Deficiency Resolution document, available on the Cancer Program website, to review the process for resolving deficiencies related to these standards.

Determining Submission Completeness

Completeness of data submitted for the NCDB Call for Data involves two components: Are all required cases submitted?  Is all information required abstracted for those cases?  Understanding how these two questions are answered is vital given the recently-announced changes to Standard 5.2 that replace the 6-month abstracting timeliness requirement (See the May CoC Source at In this first of a two-part series, some suggestions for determining whether all cases were successfully submitted are offered.  The subject of complete abstracting will follow in the future.

NCDB submission requirements are posted at Each January, CoC-accredited programs must submit all analytic cases diagnosed a full year preceding the submission (in 2013, the cases diagnosed in 2011 were the most recent to be submitted).  In addition, they must submit all analytic cases diagnosed on or after the program’s Reference Date that were added or updated since shortly before the particular year was most recently involved in a Call for Data.  Programs should routinely check the notifications they receive when their cases are processed or CoC Datalinks to ascertain all of the following:

  • Does the number of cases NCDB received and processed match the number of cases the program selected for submission?
  • Does the number of cases for the most recent submission year approximate the number of cases submitted a year ago for the most recent year at that time (Is the number of 2011 diagnoses submitted in 2013 in the same ballpark as the number of 2010 diagnoses submitted in 2012?)
  • For each year prior to the most recent, is the number of cases submitted at least as large as the number of cases successfully followed since just before the prior Call for Data submission for the year? (If the program successfully followed 427 cases and abstracted the results prior to submission, but the submission included only 89 cases for that year, that is a red flag).
  • Looking through successively earlier diagnosis years, does the number of cases submitted decrease gradually and not suddenly drop off for a year or two?  (Good for successively earlier diagnoses:  856 cases, 801, 752, 729, 687; Warning signal: 856 cases, 801, 27, 729, 3).  Note that submissions in 2011 did not follow this pattern because the number of years since the previous submission ranged from 1 to 7.
If the answer to any of these questions is “no”, some detective work is necessary to determine what happened and what to do about it.  Your own registry staff, your software provider, and NCDB staff may be able to help.  

NCDB’s approach to determining complete case reporting for Standard 5.5 prior to surveys is more analytic.  For the most recent year submitted, the check is similar to that suggested by the second bullet above.  Submission completeness for earlier years is based on a ratio computed as follows:

Number of cases submitted by Program XX for prior diagnosis year YY (example: 2003)
divided by
Number of cases submitted by Program XX for the most recent diagnosis year (example: 2011)
times 100 = ZZ%

For each diagnosis year, the resulting percents (ZZ%) are ranked and the lowest 5% across all programs for that diagnosis year during that submission period are considered “suspiciously low”.  There are a few situations for which the excessively low submission is complete.  For example, a recent merger may increase the number of cases submitted for the most recent year sufficiently that the percent calculated for earlier years appears too low.  If a valid circumstance results in a deficiency rating for Standard 5.5, please contact NCDB at  Deficiencies for Standard 5.5 may be resolved by resubmitting the entire analytic diagnosis year’s cases for each year with an insufficient submission; to schedule a resubmission for a Standard 5.5 deficiency resolution after the survey report is available, contact Vicki Chiappetta.

Is Your CLP Term Expiring?

Cancer Liaison Physicians (CLPs) serve a three-year term and are eligible to serve an unlimited number of terms based on performance and evaluation data collected at the time of survey.

Within the next two weeks, the CoC will send notifications to the cancer committee chairs of programs with a CLP whose term is expiring July 1, 2013. Cancer registrars will be notified as well. The facility must either reappoint the CLP for another three-year term or recommend a replacement to fill the role. Instructions on this process will be provided.

Check Out New Resources on the Cancer Liaison Physician Information Board

Updates have been made to the Cancer Liaison Physician Information Board. We have added new reporting examples/templates to the NCDB reporting tools page as well as a new PowerPoint presentation on Quality Measure Development. Also, there is a new PowerPoint presentation on guidelines on the American Cancer Society webpage. Please be sure to review these updates.

Cancer Liaison Physician Training Held June 3

A small but enthusiastic group gathered at American College of Surgeons headquarters to learn more about the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) Quality Reporting Tools from Greer Gay, PhD, Manager, Research Unit, National Cancer Data Base. Benchmark reports, the Cancer Program Practice Profiles (CP3R), and the Rapid Quality Reporting System (RQRS) tools were used to demonstrate how the CLP may pull data to support clinical questions impacting quality in their cancer program and how the tools inform compliance with Standards 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, and 4.5. Participants were able to see examples of reports pulled from the tools and spend time using the tools in a learning environment.

The New American College of Surgeons Cancer Programs Online Education Portal is Now Open

The new American College of Surgeons Cancer Programs Online Education Portal is now open. This new initiative brings together the online educational offerings from the Cancer Programs of the American College of Surgeons, including the Commission on Cancer (CoC), National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), and the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC).

Access the new portal through this link.

Be sure to view the instructional videos to learn how to set up a user ID and password and view the webinars. Through this new portal, CoC webinars are now FREE to cancer program staff in CoC-accredited cancer programs, and accessible by using your CoC Datalinks User ID and Password.  If you or your staff members do not have access to CoC Datalinks, please see the directions below. As it can take up to 3 days to process a request for a new CoC Datalinks user, we recommend that you submit your request immediately to allow processing time.

Special features of the new Cancer Programs Online Education Portal include:

  • Complimentary CoC webinars for all CoC-accredited program staff
  • Multiple search functions available through pull-down menus and a search topic box
  • Easy access to educational webinars developed by all ACoS Cancer Programs
  • Personal user account to access webinars and certificates
  • Instructional videos to use the new site
Existing accounts and contents on the CoC Online Education Portal will not be transferred to the new ACoS Cancer Programs Online Education Portal as new user accounts must be created to access the new site. At this time, webinars are no longer available for purchase on the CoC Online Education Portal and all users of this site will have two months to view any purchased webinars and print off certificates.

Directions to obtain access to CoC Datalinks (do not request access if you are already listed on the contacts page in CoC Datalinks)

-Contact your Registrar or Cancer Program Administrator at your CoC-accredited cancer program to request access to CoC Datalinks.

-The Registrar or Administrator must log into CoC Datalinks and submit the electronic request for the new user via the “Manage Staff Contacts” link on the CoC Datalinks Activity menu.

Please use the Staff Management web page for instructions/information on adding, editing and removing contacts:

-If you do not fit any of the roles in CoC Datalinks, then you should be added as either a “Datalinks Contact” or the most limited access role of “NCDB Tools User”.

-The CoC Datalinks Administrator will process this request (please allow up to 3 business days - processing time).  All new users will receive an email with login information from immediately upon processing.

-Keep your CoC Datalinks User ID and Password available to log in directly to the ACS Cancer Programs Education Portal (when it is available for use).

If you have any questions regarding access, please contact  

View the New Videos on the CoC Standards

The CoC has launched a new series of 29 free videos, created to assist you in understanding and interpreting the CoC Standards. This series includes an introduction video, two videos describing the Eligibility Requirements, and an additional 26 videos describing select standards.  Each video begins with the definition of the standard, describes the requirements for meeting the standard, and concludes with best practice information. These videos can be viewed individually, or shown during staff meetings to assist in clarifying standards requirements. We hope that you and other members of your cancer committee find these videos useful as you work to implement and maintain compliance with the CoC Standards.

Videos available on the CoC website or on YouTube.

New CoC Webinars Now Available

Learn more about the Rapid Quality Reporting System (RQRS) and FORDS through three new webinars available on the ACoS Cancer Programs Online Education Portal.

Erica McNamara, MPH, MM, Quality Improvement Information Analyst for the National Cancer Database of the CoC presents two new pre-recorded webinars on RQRS:

This webinar, designed for individuals new to RQRS, provides a brief overview and describes the benefits and uses of RQRS for individual cancer programs.

This webinar, appropriate for new to intermediate users of RQRS, will cover how to navigate RQRS and use the information obtained for quality improvements in individual cancer programs.

Jerri Linn Phillips, MA, CTR, Manager, Data Standards for the National Cancer Data Base of the CoC presents a new pre-recorded webinar on FORDS:

This new webinar provides important information for intermediate to advanced Cancer Registrars, Co-registrars, Cancer Program Administrators, and other registry staff using FORDS. Three features will be covered in the presentation:
  1. Using the new Country codes
  2. Moving from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM
  3. When a hospital expands by buying medical practices or hiring physicians

Don’t forget, these webinars are complimentary to CoC-accredited cancer program staff accessing them through their Datalinks user id and $50 to all other participants.  Find more information on using your Datalinks user id on the Education Portal's FAQ page.

Be sure to bookmark the new ACoS Cancer Programs Online Education Portal where you will find all of your CoC educational webinars and more!

Save the Date for Survey Savvy 2014

The Survey Savvy workshop will take place June 19–20, 2014, in Chicago, IL. The Rapid Quality Reporting System (RQRS) preconference half-day workshop will be held June 18. If you plan to attend the workshop, mark your calendar today.

The 2014 workshop will be an introductory course that will focus on best practice experiences implementing the patient-centered standards with a 2015 phase-in, such as navigation, distress screening, and survivorship care plan.


Lead Your Breast Program to Excellence Conference
Learn from those who developed the standards
November 15-16, 2013

The NAPBC will host a dynamic two-day conference at The Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago, IL on November 15-16, 2013.  Nationally recognized leaders will discuss critical success factors for comprehensive breast centers.   

Learn how others ‘built’ their multidisciplinary breast center from the ground up using nationally recognized programs. Learn from the experts who developed the standards.  This two-day conference will include nationally recognized authorities discussing:

  • National Quality Programs: The What, Why, and How of NAPBC, NQMBC, and BICOE
  • Developing a High Quality Breast Program
  • Critical Success Factors for Developing Certification/Accreditation-worthy Breast Programs
  • Benefits and Cost-Effectiveness of Breast Center Programs
  • Defining Benchmarks for Breast Centers of Excellence
  • Breast Diagnostic, Treatment, and Management Quality Metrics
  • Aggressive Screening Programs, Patient Navigation, Genetic Risk Assessment and Counseling, Survivorship, and Advocacy
Additional information on this comprehensive conference will be communicated soon!

NAPBC Exhibit Schedule

The NAPBC will have an exhibit at the following meetings:

American Hospital Association Leadership Summit
July 25-27
Manchester Grand Hyatt
San Diego, CA

Breast Cancer Symposium 2013
September 7–9
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
San Francisco, CA

American College of Surgeons’ Clinical Congress

October 6–10
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
December 10–14
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX

If you will be attending these meetings and have questions, or wish to pick up an NAPBC Information Kit, stop by these exhibits.

To learn more about the NAPBC, visit, e-mail, or call 312-202-5185.


NCRA Releases a New Salary Survey for Cancer Registrars
The National Cancer Registrars Association’s (NCRA) Council on Certification initiated a job analysis survey of cancer registry professionals in 2012. NCRA periodically conducts a job analysis to update the test content outline for the Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR®) Exam. In addition to questions about the essential performance domains and job tasks of cancer registry professionals, the 2012 job analysis survey contained questions about the demographic characteristics of respondents, including education and income, and the characteristics of their employers. NCRA used this data to further analyze demographic and job characteristics related to income within the cancer registry workforce. To download a complimentary copy of the Salary Considerations for Cancer Registrars, go to

NEW! CTR Exam Online Practice Test
NCRA has released a new online practice test to provide CTR exam candidates with a tool to assess understanding and determine where further study is needed. The 125-question test is organized by the exam’s “practice domains” and includes references for the correct answers, helping candidates quickly find the information needed to enhance their learning. To learn more, visit the Center for Cancer Registry Education at  

CTR Exam Prep Workshop and CTR Exam Readiness Webinar Series
NCRA's CTR Exam Prep Workshop is a proven way  to prepare for the CTR exam. The workshop is scheduled for August 10–11 in Old Town Alexandria, VA—just outside Washington, DC. NCRA also offers a CTR exam readiness webinar series. The one-hour webinars focus on computers, statistics and epidemiology, and exam tips and are moderated by Donna Gress, RHIT, CTR, and Louise Schuman, MA, CTR. All webinars begin at 2:00 pm (ET) and are scheduled as follows: computers (August 15); statistics and epidemiology (August 22); and CTR exam-taking tips (August 29). Find more information on the CTR Exam Prep Workshop and Readiness Webinar Series at

Executive Training on Navigation and Survivorship: Finding Your Patient Focus

September 26-27, 2013
St. Gregory Hotel & Suites | Washington, DC

The George Washington University Cancer Institute will host an interactive two-day training that equips health care professionals with the tools needed to launch and sustain navigation and survivorship programs, two cornerstones of patient-centered care. Participants learn strategic planning techniques for developing, implementing, evaluating and sustaining patient navigation and survivorship programs.  At the conclusion of the training, participants walk away with a cohesive institution-specific plan for either a survivorship or navigation program.

Since 2009, caSNP has trained over 200 health care professionals in 34 states, Canada and the Marshall Islands through the Executive Training whose patient-centered programs developed as a result of the training have impacted thousands of patients. Past participants of the program highly recommend a team of two attend to receive the most out of the training.

Participants will have access to case studies, networking with experts and other professionals, a comprehensive Guide for Program Development and accompanying Program Development Workbook and more! Continuing education credits are available for nurses and social workers. Participants receive a certificate upon completion of the program.

Register online today to secure a spot! For questions and additional information, please contact Elisabeth Reed,, or 202-994-4088.