Funding Announcement *Extended*: Enhancing Cancer Survivorship Plan Practices

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Iowa Cancer Consortium have received funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support healthcare systems in enhancing cancer survivorship plan practices. The focus of this funding is to increase the usability of cancer survivorship care plans for patients and their medical providers at all levels of medical care.

Funding is intended to support one or more of the following strategies:

  • Incorporating electronic health record (EHR) data for survivorship care planning. Examples include, but are not limited to:
    • Increasing accessibility and provider/institutional acceptance of survivorship care plans beyond oncologists and cancer centers, including addressing the challenge of use of multiple EHR’s.
    • Developing EHR modules to improve patient and/or provider accessibility.
  • Improving use of cancer survivorship care plans among primary care providers. Examples include but are not limited to:
    • Initiatives for outreach to primary care providers.
    • Support for the development of in-house cancer survivorship expertise.
    • Establishment of a communication pipeline to the local cancer center.
  • Reducing language barriers in cancer survivorship care plans by improving translation and readability. Examples include but are not limited to:
    • Developing cancer survivorship care plans that are accessible for Iowans with varying education levels.
    • Adding newly translated documents to care plans in response to local community need.
    • Reviewing existing cancer survivorship care plan translations for cultural appropriateness.
    • Adding live translations services increase use of survivorship care plans among marginalized groups.

Available Funding, Budget, and Selection Process

A deliverable-based budget of up to $15,000 will be awarded to one or two applicants. Estimated total program funding is $20,000. Since this is a deliverable-based budget, a proposed line item budget is not required with the application, however funds cannot be spent on food or beverages.

The focus of this funding is to increase the usability of cancer survivorship care plans for patients and their medical providers at all levels of medical care. Applications will be scored using a scoring rubric. A group of Iowa Cancer Consortium and Iowa Department of Public Health staff and partners will score applications and make final funding decisions.

Application Documents:

Key Dates:

August 13, 2021Funding Opportunity Release
September 30, 2021Applications due to [email protected] by 5:00 p.m. CST.
October 8, 2021Funding Awards Announced
October 18, 2021Project period begins.
50% of awarded funds released following subcontract signing. (May take one to three weeks).
February 1, 2022Mid-project reports due. 45% of awarded funds released within two weeks following receipt of reports.
May 31, 2022Project period ends. Final project report due. Remaining 5% of awarded funds released within two weeks following receipt of reports.