The ACSC supports the Victorian Cancer Survivorship Program (VCSP), which is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services. Support includes development of supporting resources and providing funded projects with access to networking opportunities.
VICTORIAN CANCER SURVIVORSHIP PROGRAM
The VCSP was established by the Department of Health and Human Services in 2011 to help develop innovative models of follow-up care and to address the needs of survivors following treatment. In January 2016, the department opened Phase II of the Victorian Cancer Survivorship Program Grants Scheme. Funded projects cover a range of tumour types, propose innovative models of care and are delivered across both metropolitan and regional health services, including community care.
The ACSC provides expert advice to all projects funded through the VCSP. It also provides advice to teams considering a submission for funding through future grant rounds. It is anticipated another grant round will be announced in December 2017.
For further details on the VCSP, visit the Department of Health and Human Services website.
Survivorship Community of Practice
ACSC receives funding from the Department of Health and Human Services to deliver the Survivorship Community of Practice. These full-day forums bring together people who share a passion for cancer survivorship to share learnings, access the latest evidence-based resources, and develop sustainable changes to service design and delivery.