224280 Lessons Learned From Kentucky: Developing a Resource Plan for comprehensive Cancer Control

Monday, November 8, 2010

Paula Arnett, MBA , Kentucky Cancer Consortium, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
In an effort to more fully implement move the Kentucky Cancer Action Plan , the Kentucky Cancer Consortium (KCC) participated in the Comprehensive Cancer Control Resources Workshop to begin the process of establishing a Resource Plan for Kentucky. The Resource Plan committee determined that information should be collected related to current resources, needed resources and gaps related to the Kentucky Cancer Action Plan (CAP). The Committee also decided to initially focus on the two greatest priority areas of the CAP, tobacco and colon cancer. . This process proved more difficult than originally anticipated. The Committee surveyed all members of the KCC to identify current resources being devoted to implementation. The Committee then requested additional information related to the types of strategies and activities the KCC members are implementing. This process was difficult because although KCC members are working collaboratively, several were hesitant to provide resource-related information, , especially financial resources being utilized. In addition, there was so much information that could have been collected, it was overwhelming to the KCC members and to the Resource Plan committee. Based on the lessons learned, the Resource Plan committee decided to focus on the resources needed in order to develop the Resource Plan, especially utilizing CDC Best Practice for Tobacco and work that the colon committee of the KCC developed on the cost of a screening program. The Committee also learned that keeping the Resource Plan simple is essential for success. Kentucky has now completed two sections of the Resource Plan, Colon Cancer and Tobacco initiatives.

Learning Areas:
Administration, management, leadership
Advocacy for health and health education
Program planning
Public health administration or related administration

Learning Objectives:
Discuss process and challenges in developing a resource plan with mutliple stakeholders from diverse organizations.

Keywords: Resource Development, Cancer

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified because I have extensive experience in strategic and resource planning in my role as an administrator in the College of Medicine at the University of Kentucky.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.