Community Resources and Policies

KEY ACTIONS FOR COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND POLICIES

  • Encourage patients to participate in effective community programs;
  • Form partnerships with community organizations to support and develop interventions that fill gaps in needed services;
  • Advocate for policies to improve patient care and community care facilities;
  • Provide a lay care coordinator;
  • Self-management and social support.


EXAMPLES OF EFFECTIVE INTERVENTIONS

  • Home care by outreach nurses programs (Wong)
  • Volunteer care coordinator (IOM)
  • Patient navigator for colorectal cancer screening (Jandorf) 
  • Patient navigator for breast cancer (Robinson-White)
  • Peer education for prostate cancer (Weinrich)
  • Lay health worker educational program for increasing breast cancer screening (Lewin)

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