Listen up, nonprofits, hospitals, clinics and organizations! The deadline for the 2012 Community Impact Project has been extended. The new deadline is now February 15th at 5pm CST. LIVESTRONG Apply today and bring one of these amazing programs for people affected by cancer to your community:
The Creative Center: Hospital Artist in Residence Program:
Since its inception in 1994, The Creative Center has been dedicated to bringing the arts to people with cancer, chronic illness and through all stages of life as a way to help them discover their own creative resources while meeting the challenges of diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a research-based program that offers people affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person. Participants work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to achieve their goals such as building muscle mass and strength; increasing flexibility and endurance; and improving confidence and self-esteem.
Certification for Advanced Palliative Care
In 2011, The Joint Commission launched its Palliative Care Advanced Certification, designed for hospitals wishing recognition for providing state-of-the-art palliative care services to patients and families throughout the continuum of a serious illness. This initiative seeks 20 hospital-affiliated cancer centers wishing to achieve the new Joint Commission certification.
Pillars4Life is a patient/caregiver support program that has been proven to enhance quality-of-life for cancer patients and that allows hospitals and their social workers to more efficiently triage and attend to the psychosocial needs of a much greater number of patients.