Want to collaborate to reduce the burden of cancer?
The Iowa Cancer Consortium periodically offers funding and partnership opportunities to support the goals and strategies outlined within the Iowa Cancer Plan.
Annually, the Iowa Cancer Consortium Board of Directors call for projects in support of the Iowa Cancer Plan. The Invitation for Proposals (IFP) process is typically released in early-spring and intends to fund as many collaborative projects which address identified gaps in Iowa’s cancer control efforts as possible. Applicants may typically apply for up to $25,000 annually. However, it is important to note that the Iowa Cancer Consortium receives funding from the Iowa Department of Public Health to award and manage community grants. The amount of funding awarded to grantees from year to year is subject to change. To receive notification about these opportunities, join our email list here.
The Iowa Cancer Consortium (including staff, members, and partners) contains cancer prevention and control experts from within and outside Iowa. And all of them are seeking to connect with new and sometimes unlikely partners who want to make bigger impacts with their work and resources. Community members are encouraged to contact the Iowa Cancer Consortium staff to discuss their project ideas and get connected to other members across the state who might be interested in similar initiatives. Contact us at [email protected].
Currently funded projects (2020-2021)
Above + Beyond Cancer Hotel Partnership Program
Above + Beyond Cancer is partnering with the American Cancer Society to rebuild the Hotel Partnership Program in Iowa that the American Cancer Society can no longer sustain due to the economic downtown that has resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic. This program works with partnering hotels to provide complimentary and discounted rooms to cancer patients and their caregivers who must travel for cancer treatment and medical appointments.
After Cancer All of Me: Prioritizing Sexual Health for Iowans Impacted by Cancer
The overarching goal of this project is to develop and implement self-sustaining education programs for oncology care providers to improve quality of life and the sexual health of Iowans impacted by cancer.
MercyOne Des Moines Cancer Education Series The purpose of this project is to expand this valuable series beyond the current participants by making the sessions available, free of charge, to all cancer centers across the state of Iowa as well as provide access for all individuals who desire the information.
Promise Community Health Center Sister to Sister – Hermana a Hermana
Promise Community Health Center in Sioux Center has recognized a need to increase access to breast health education, care, and mammography services for uninsured and underinsured women in Northwest Iowa. Their project addresses disparities including cost, language and transportation while providing patient education and increasing access to mammography.
Transportation Transportation Improvement Plan This goal in this final year of this project is to present the case for healthcare systems to invest in patient-centered transportation and implement systematic changes to insert transportation as a social determinant of a cancer patients’ health outcome throughout treatment by changing scheduling protocols.
Wings of Hope Cancer Center Healing Garden Online Mental Health Program This project’s mental health programming includes one-on-one counseling, patient/survivor support groups, caregiver support groups, guided imagery, and exercise classes (Tai Chi and Yoga). These services will be offered on our website as well as Zoom.
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