ASCO is dedicated to providing the highest-quality care to all patients with cancer. To help support this mission, the Society works to secure funding opportunities to support quality improvement activities at practices through participation in its various quality initiatives.
Award Opportunity: Improving Vaccination Rates Among Adult Cancer Patients
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has received funding under a five-year cooperative agreement between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) for a project to improve rates of recommended vaccinations for adults with cancer and blood disorders. ASCO will select seven health systems to participate. Participation will involve performance measurement, performance improvement, education, and other activities. Each health system will receive up to $250,000 in initial funding in 2022, and an estimated total of $750,000 over the five-year project.
Susan G. Komen® Funding for Participation in Quality Programs at Urban Practices With High Proportions of African-American Patients With Breast Cancer
ASCO has received funding from Susan G. Komen® for eight practices with high proportions of African-American patients with breast cancer to participate in ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®), QOPI® Certification, and Quality Training Program (QTP) for a three-year period.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Grant for Participation in Quality Programs at Rural or Urban Practices
ASCO has received new grant funding worth more than $600,000 from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation for ten practices to participate in ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) and Quality Training Program (QTP) offerings for a three-year period. The grant, “Improving the Delivery of Cancer Care in Medically Underserved Communities,” aims to improve the ability of practices in medically underserved communities to engage in quality improvement. To achieve this goal, each participating practice will engage in an individualized, structured quality improvement program.
New Resource Page Available to Help Address Equity in Cancer Care & Research
In keeping with our commitment to advance health equity in cancer care, ASCO recently developed the Health Equity resource page, which features related materials and resources. Please share this resource with members of the cancer care community.