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. 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.

Below you’ll find information about the ACS National Consortium’s action plan and progress and resources on how to contribute to the dissemination and promotion of the consensus recommendations.

Our Action Plan

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Distribute recommendations widely through consortium members, promoting broader partner conversations and national interest.

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Identify shared opportunities among members for action and advocacy, and empower other partners to contribute to implementations.

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Track the progress of recommendations, identify barriers to overcome, and celebrate achievements.

Mobilization Summits

Summit #3: Recovering & Improving Cancer Screening & Care Throughout the Pandemic

On December 2, 2021, the ACS National Consortium hosted its third Summit to discuss 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 increasing awareness and adoption of the consensus recommendations.

Summit #4: Recovering & Improving Cancer Screening & Care Throughout the Pandemic

On July 12, 2022, the ACS National Consortium hosted its fourth Summit for members to showcase and share details on how their organizations are successfully taking action on the consensus recommendations.  Members also explored how to best sustain and expand their commitments to implementing the consensus recommendations through both individual organizations and coordinated partnerships. 

Consensus Recommendations Reports and Materials

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.

Communications Companion Guide

This document contains sample digital media assets to aid in promoting the release of the ACS National Consortium’s consensus recommendations report, including posts for Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook, as well as assets to use in newsletters and emails.

Other Promotional Materials

These are additional assets to help with the dissemination and promotion of the ACS National Consortium’s consensus recommendation report.