Cancer Plan Minnesota 2025

Objective 5

Connect cancer patients and caregivers with the support services they need (clinical and non-clinical) when diagnosed with cancer, during active treatment and thereafter


5.1 Strengthen the ability of cancer programs to implement cancer navigation processes that assess needs and make connections to needed resources and services

5.2 Convene providers to promote best practices and evidence-based protocols for shared decision making during cancer treatment

5.3 Promote psychosocial distress screening for cancer patients

5.4 Build community capacity to address the non-clinical support needs of cancer patients and their caregivers

5.5 Promote tools that help providers talk with clients who have low health literacy


Originally presented at Cancer Summit Minnesota 2017, this “Spotlight” presentation is intended to be a fast-paced introduction to this objective.


A strategy action group has formed to work on Strategy 5.1  For more information visit their group page.

At Cancer Summit Minnesota 2017 small groups discussed the strategies corresponding with this objective. Below are their compiled notes:


Original Cancer Plan Treatment workgroup issue statement and draft objective on shared decision making. Treatment workgroup issue statement and draft objective on non-clinical support services.

Treatment workgroup page.


Coming Soon!


Measure: Percent of cancer patients, caregivers and survivors who receive needed clinical and non-clinical support services
Data Source: Minnesota Cancer Survivorship Survey (to be developed)
Baseline: TBD Target: TBD