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Solving access and equity issues at the community level in cancer care

The time for talking about health equity is over. We need to take collective action

Connecting Life to Care is a national program uniquely focused on solving the challenges faced by community oncology providers and the diverse patient populations they serve. 

The opportunity

Work collectively to reduce health disparities by giving a voice to diverse patient populations

Why It Matters

80% of cancer patients receive care in community settings. We must meet patients where they are with a data-driven approach to effect change

We’ll Work Together

Evidence-based programs and policies that have the greatest impact for cancer patients in the near and longer term

Accelerating progress through practical solutions and data-driven innovation

Connecting Life to Care is bringing actionable solutions and resources to community oncology while collaborating with senior healthcare leaders, oncologists, patient advocates, and policy makers from across the country to: 

  • Enhance health equity initiatives at a patient-level with innovative solutions, purpose-built for oncologists and the diverse communities they serve
  • Analyze patient-reported data on the Social Determinants of Health (SDoH), patient priorities, and preferences influencing patient access and outcomes
  • Identify opportunities to deploy sustainable, evidence-based programs that expand access to high quality care to all cancer patients
  • Elevate our collective impact to shape legislation at a local, state, and federal level

Dynamic programming focused on four distinct but connected impact areas

Underpinning these four impact areas is novel, real-world data derived directly from patients. This data set will be used to drive new health equity benchmarks and best practices that improve cancer care for all patients. 

Operationalizing SDoH in community oncology 

Applying AI to SDoH data to improve outcomes

Unlocking new health equity value streams 

Integrating SDoH into clinical research 

The Connecting Life to Care Steering Committee

Kelli Tice, MD
VP, Medical Affairs and Chief Health Equity Officer
Guidewell, Florida Blue
Irene Dankwa-Mullan, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer & Chief Health Officer
Marti Health
April Mims
SVP, Public Policy
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Charter sponsors & strategic partners

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