in cancer clinics or centers nor routinely provide psychosocial services to survivors or their family members, but who might care for cancer patients/survivors/family members in the course of their work; and
– emerging opportunities (e.g., telemedicine training).
Task 8 Review literature to identify gaps in knowledge, and develop an applied clinical research agenda about
• who needs services?
• what type of assessment should be provided?
• what type of services should be provided at various stages of disease course?
• who should deliver services?
• are these interventions effective?
• what kind of follow-up is needed?
• are they cost effective in terms of disease course, other health outcomes, employment, etc.?
• how are services paid for, including for family members?
• what are the emerging opportunities (e.g. technological; length of survival)?
Include specific recommendations where appropriate (e.g., for multi-center trials of health service delivery).
Task 9 Develop a dissemination and implementation plan for successful, replicable, demonstration models.
The committee will produce a report that addresses the above topics and includes
• an action plan with policy objectives and recommendations for various stakeholders including federal agencies;
• successful, replicable, demonstration models of effective, accessible psychosocial service delivery in communities; and
• a plan for the evaluation of impact of the report by a third party—as a part of developing its recommendations, the committee will make recommendations to the sponsor about how the impact of the report could be evaluated.