AYA-specific indicators for cancer system performance measurement — Volunteers Required

The Canadian Task Force on Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) with Cancer is looking for individuals who would be interested in being part of a team which will carry out the development of AYA cancer system performance measurement capacity.  The work will begin with refinement of a list of indicators, and end with the production of a CPAC Spotlight Report in March 2017 describing the indicator development work and plans for their incorporation within CPAC’s established system performance measurement and reporting.

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Since 2008 the Task Force has been dedicated to addressing the priority challenges in AYA cancer. The Task Force is funded by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC), and is co-chaired by Drs. Paul Rogers, Ronnie Barr, and Brent Schacter.

The Task Force recently received further funding to develop AYA-specific indicators for cancer system performance measurement. AYA-specific metrics are required to address issues unique to AYA with cancer, related to their age and developmental stage. AYA-specific metrics will be an important addition to CPAC’s body of indicators and its system performance reporting. These metrics will identify opportunities to improve quality of care and identify benchmarks to achieve short-term, medium-term and long-term outcome-improvement goals.  AYA-specific system performance information will form the core of the case to be made for action, allocation and re-allocations within the health system.

The AYA Task Force would greatly appreciate any volunteers, or information on other individuals who may be interested in this project. Please do not hesitate to contact the AYA Task Force, or any of the co-chairs.  Contact information for the AYA Task Force can be found at:  www.ayacancercanada.ca

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