LIVESTRONG supporters cast over 450,000 votes to fund 90 new cancer support programs all over the country. Your vote says that you care about the cancer survivors in your community. Thank you to all that participated and congrats to the new LIVESTRONG partner organizations nationwide! View the winners by region and share the great news with all that you know that would benefit from these programs.
As a reminder, here are the four programs that were up for replication:
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.