NCCS and ASCO co-sponsored Ellen L. Stovall Award for Innovation in Patient-Centered Cancer Care is a unique opportunity for patients and survivors to recognize pioneers who are transforming the cancer care system.
The Stovall Award is given annually to individuals, organizations, or other entities who demonstrate innovation in improving cancer care for patients in America. The award was created in memory of Ellen Stovall, a tireless leader of the cancer survivorship movement, having served as President and CEO of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) and as the organization’s Senior Health Policy Advisor. A 42-year survivor of cancer herself, Ms. Stovall spent more than 30 years advocating for improved cancer care in the United States.
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The following are eligible for Stovall Award consideration:
- Cancer survivors
- Health care providers (nurses, oncology care teams and practices, physicians, social workers)
- Health plans or other third-party payers
- NCCS Cancer Policy and Advocacy Team (CPAT) Members
- Patient advocates/Patient advocacy organizations
- Other individuals or organizations impacting cancer care
Note: Nominations will be considered only for individuals or organizations within the United States.
Cancer advocates/advocacy organizations with excellence in these areas:
- Promoting the principles of patient-centeredness, especially emphasizing access to care, respect for patient preferences, and coordination and integration of care.
- Engaging patients, families, and caregivers to inform the process of improving the delivery of quality cancer care.
- Collaborating effectively with other advocates and/or advocacy organizations to align efforts to improve quality within the cancer care system.
Health care providers with excellence in these areas:
- Honoring the principles of patient-centeredness, especially emphasizing access to care, respect for patient preferences, and coordination and integration of care.
- Engaging patients, families, and caregivers in the design of quality cancer care systems.
- Collaborating with others in the cancer care system for ongoing quality improvement efforts.
- Submit a letter of support for the nominee* containing a narrative including the nominee’s name, the writer’s relationship to the nominee, and how the nominee exemplifies excellence in the areas listed in the above criteria.
- The selection committee leadership will review the submissions and select finalists.
- Nominators of finalists will be asked to submit, within two weeks of notification:
- Three to five letters of support for the nominee, including two letters of support from patients or survivors directly served by the nominee.
- Optionally, submit up to five relevant examples that demonstrate the nominee’s achievements or impact on patient-centered cancer care (Examples might include organizational annual reports, educational videos or other enduring materials, public awareness campaign materials, etc).