An Integrated Approach to Community Needs Assessment Planning for Standard 3.1
Recorded on August 29, 2013 (30 minutes)

This program “An Integrated Approach to Community Needs Assessment Planning for Standard 3.1” has been designed to provide an overview of the process for Cancer Committee leaders to:

1. Understand the requirements of the Affordable Health Care Act in performing a Community Health Needs Assessment

2. Consider the distinct process the Standard 3.1 outlines for a Needs Assessment to further define the Cancer Committee’s target patient population, community needs, gaps in care and how patient navigation can address these needs.

3. Frame the assessment questions and focus priorities.

Target Audience:
This educational program is intended for Cancer Committee Leaders and Cancer Center Program Team members responsible for implementing the Commission on Cancer standards for accreditation, those interested in the community needs assessment process, patient navigation development and/or comprehensive cancer control planning.

Experience Level: Introductory to Intermediate Level


Learning Objectives:
At the end of this course participants will be able to:

1. Implement Standard 3.1 using best practices in needs assessment planning.

2. Utilize the outline for organizing the community needs assessment data, to prepare the Standard 3.1 Report to meet the survey requirements.

3. Distinguish between the different opportunities provided by the Affordable Care Act’s requirements for performing the Community Health Needs Assessment and the CoC’s requirement for meeting Standard 3.1.

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Marie J. Lavigne, LCSW, OSW-C
Oncology Social Worker, Navigation Team
Providence Cancer Center
Anchorage, Alaska

Marie J. Lavigne, LCSW, OSW-C is passionate about improving care for people living with cancer as an oncology social worker. On the Patient Navigation Team at the Providence Cancer Center in Anchorage, Alaska since 2008, she serves on the Cancer Committee and led the efforts for the Center’s Community Needs Assessment as part of Standard 3.1. In her prior work with the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service she worked collaboratively with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium to reduce health disparities and implement evidence-based cancer programs. She has two decades leadership experience in non-profits, including serving as Executive Director of the NASW Alaska Chapter and Alaska Public Health Association. Her professional education includes a liberal arts education from Cornell College and graduate degrees from University of Alaska Anchorage and Seattle University.



CE Credit: The National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA) has determined that this program 2013-112 supports 0.50 CE hours.

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