Elevate Ambassadors

Elevating SurvivorshipElevate Ambassadors will develop an idea for a project to improve survivorship care in their community, whether at a hospital, oncology practice, community-based organization, or virtual community. NCCS will provide training, support, and a virtual learning collaborative to help Elevate Ambassadors develop and execute a plan of action.

Elevate Info Webinar

Learn more about Elevate Initiative and associated engagement opportunities.

Elevate Ambassadors will be trained on the Elevating Survivorship toolkit and curriculum, which will include the following components:

  • Models of survivorship care
  • Evolving needs of survivorship care
  • Economics of survivorship care
  • How to do a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis and environmental scan – what’s working and where are the opportunities for improvement?
  • Patient-Family Advisory Councils – what is their role, how to encourage the creation of one, how to participate
  • Developing a plan of action

Ambassadors will be encouraged to identify a “sponsor/partner/mentor” who will be a point-of-contact for them and work collaboratively with them. Ambassadors will develop goals, timeline, outcomes, etc. and use this individual as a source of accountability, in addition to NCCS support.

Elevate Ambassador Application
NOTE: Before applying, please carefully read the Elevate Ambassador criteria and commitment details below.



An Ambassador must be:

  • A patient advocate, age 18 or older, who has been touched by cancer.
  • A member of the NCCS Cancer Policy and Advocacy Team (CPAT). Not a member? Click here to sign up for free.
  • Committed to working at the local level to improve survivorship care.

Time Commitment

  • Attend a mandatory two-day, in-person training in the DC metro area on the Elevating Survivorship Toolkit and curriculum April 25-26.*
  • Monthly learning collaborative calls/webinars with educational topics.
  • 1:1 mentoring/support by NCCS team.
  • Report progress on project plan goals and action items.
  • Some Elevate Ambassadors will be asked to participate in a Visiting Experts Program with the Association for Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) as experts in survivorship care.*

* Travel and lodging for Ambassadors will be paid for by NCCS.

Preferred Expertise & Composition

Ambassadors should have lay or general knowledge of survivorship care. They should also have the skills to develop and maintain relationships with individuals in order to host presentations and trainings to cancer care teams.

Ambassadors will be selected to ensure representation from a variety of CPAT stakeholders. NCCS attempts to represent a diversity of stakeholder perspectives on projects and committees, including type of cancer, geographical representation, gender, race/ethnicity, and other factors.

Application Requirements

This is a self-nomination process. To be considered for selection as an Elevate Ambassador, please review and submit the application, including questions about your expertise and interest, a resume or CV, a short bio, and a letter of reference.

NCCS may choose to interview candidates.  All selected candidates will be notified by early March.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: All applications must be submitted by February 11, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET.

Elevate Ambassador Application Form

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Applications must be submitted by February 11, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET.

The deadline for Elevate Ambassador applications has passed. If you have any questions or believe you have received this message in error, please contact Kelsey Nepote at knepote@canceradvocacy.org.

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