Building a Better Community

Building a Better Community

At Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, we take seriously our commitment to the community we serve. Our mission unites the drive to improve cancer care and outcomes for patients and their families with the power of clinical research.  The work we do in the community is an extension of this mission.   

SCCA has a broad and growing reach.  We provide care directly in the Seattle area; engage in strategic partnerships throughout the Pacific Northwest region; and serve as a national and international center of excellence drawing patients from all over the world and disseminating research that advances the standard of cancer care globally. 

Nonprofit hospitals have long been required to provide benefit to the community that they serve. A provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires each nonprofit hospital facility in the United States to conduct a community health needs assessment (CHNA) and adopt an implementation strategy to meet identified community health needs.

The SCCA 2016 CHNA addresses the impact of cancer in our region.  However for purposes of the work we do to improve cancer-related population health outcomes, we focused our efforts locally and define our community to include everyone in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties. This three-county area is where the majority of our patients live, where our recognition is highest, and where we believe we can make the greatest impact on cancer-related public health outcomes.   

To inform our effort to address our community’s cancer-related health needs, our implementation strategy targets are focused on:

  • Cancer Prevention
  • Cancer Screening
  • Access to Service
  • Survivorship
  • High-needs populations
  • Community Health Infrastructure

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