2022 CPAN Year in Review
ECHO recognizes the importance of patients being able to advocate for themselves to ensure they continue to have access to high-quality, affordable care in their communities. That is why we are proud to be Connecticut’s first and only community oncology practice that has launched a chapter of the Community Oncology Alliance Patient Advocacy Network (CPAN).
Together, the chapters and leadership of CPAN have made incredible strides in 2022. Below are some of the major accomplishments.
This includes Sit in My Chair advocacy events with local politicians, CPAN chapters hosting practice-based live events, and CPAN advocacy leadership workshops and conferences.
Advocating at the State Level
This includes speaking at the state house in various states and advocating at the national level.
Over the course of year, these events reached over 500 participants with 14 speakers, and 6 sessions on a variety of timely topics. Topics have included: how we define quality cancer care, understanding the disparities and social determinant of health on cancer care, and how states are reforming cancer policy.
Also, there were numerous advocacy chats on a variety of topics:
Many chapter, including ECHO, were proud to participate in community events.
Highlighting the Work of CPAN in Media, Social Channels, and at Events
The efforts of CPAN have been discussed in local media, healthcare publications, and on numerous social media and websites. Below is an example of ECHO being featured on a podcast on CT East.
Thank you to our cancer survivors and advocates, chapter advocacy leaders, advisory board, and CPANs medical co-chairs for their incredible work this year. A special thank you ECHO’s CPAN Chapter Advocacy Leader Cynthia Przekop, RN, BSN. She is one of 16 national members on the CPAN advisory board.
Together we are achieving CPAN’s mission – to educate patients about the value and importance of preserving community oncology.
To learn more about CPAN and efforts underway in 2023, click here.