The final and current phase of the American Cancer Society National Consortium for Cancer Screening and Care is to mobilize around sustained, coordinated commitments to promote cancer screening and care as a public health priority and improve the long-term effectiveness of screening programs. As the first step of mobilization, consortium members committed to raising awareness and adoption of the consensus recommendations.
During the final Summit meeting (See Summit #3 Slides), ACS National Consortium members discussed how to increase knowledge about the recommendations and enhance the national conversation around cancer screening and care along the cancer continuum. As the first step of mobilization, consortium members committed to raising awareness and adoption of the consensus recommendations.
Below you’ll find resources on how to contribute to the dissemination and promotion of the consensus recommendations.
Consensus Recommendations Report
Throughout 2021, the ACS National Consortium developed consensus recommendations that inform a national response to the COVID-19 pandemic in relation to its detrimental impact on our progress in cancer screening and care in the US. These consensus recommendations have been published in a new report Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Improving Cancer Screening and Care in the US.
2022 and Beyond
To ensure favorable outcomes from our collective work, the ACS National Consortium is committed to taking action and advancing key recommendations in 2022. Ongoing activities will aim to sharpen our focus and target our efforts to activate national and local organizations in the implementation of consensus recommendations.
Distribute recommendations widely through consortium members, promoting broader partner conversations and national interest.
Identify shared opportunities among members for action and advocacy, and empower other partners to contribute to implementations.
Track the progress of recommendations, identify barriers to overcome, and celebrate achievements.