UAB Health System Cancer Community Network
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Health System Cancer Community Network was established by the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and UAB Medicine to enhance cancer services in the region by joining forces with community cancer centers to pursue high quality patient outcomes, improved access to early cancer detection and treatment, and optimal patient satisfaction at a local level.
The UAB Health System Cancer Community Network is a program serving community hospitals and cancer centers in 10 communities across Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, and Tennessee that emphasizes collaboration between UAB and community physicians on evidence based guidelines for cancer treatment to patients in the local communities.
Benefits of the UAB Health System Cancer Community Network to Patients
- Local physicians and UAB physicians working together as a team to provide the highest quality of care
- Consultation, screening and information on the latest clinical trials available
- Efficient referral services for high acuity patients who need the specialized services of a Comprehensive Cancer Center
- Enhanced access to care prevention, early detection, education, and screenings
View the full list of Cancer Community Network Associates
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center was awarded a $15 million federal grant to create a national model for decreasing the cost of cancer care. With the help of the Health Care Innovation Challenge Grant Award from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Sevices, UAB developed the Deep South Cancer Navigation Network, also known as Patient Care Connect, aimed at creating $49.8 million in savings in cancer costs over three years.
The Deep South Cancer Navigation Network (Patient Care Connect), the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, UAB Medicine and participating UAB Health System Cancer Community Network associates will focus on ensuring cancer patients make the most appropriate treatment choice, while reducing ineffective therapy methods and maximizing the appropriate use of healthcare resources.
Questions about the Health Care Innovation Challenge Grant?
Please contact the Deep South Cancer Navigation Network office at 205.975.3019 or 205.975.5154.