Volunteer Facilitators Assist Community Practices With Enhancing Cancer Control

Charlotte B. Woodruff, Allen J. Dietrich, Patricia (Patty) Carney, Jeannette I. Frechette, Margaret A. Camp, Beth S. Fitzgerald

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Objective: To explore the feasibility of recruiting, training, and placing in the field volunteers to assist community practices in enhancing the provision of preventive care. Design: A case series design followed up a cohort of volunteers prospectively as they were recruited, trained, and assigned to practices. Setting: The New Hampshire Division of the American Cancer Society recruited and trained the volunteer facilitators. Intervention: Assistance from the volunteers in implementing a preventive services office system served as the intervention for practices. Volunteers were trained and supported by professional staff and an implementation manual. Main Outcome Measures: Recruitment, training, and volunteer experiences in working with practices, as well as the costs of supporting the program, were assessed. Results: Twenty-six volunteers were trained. Of the 15 assigned to practices, 11 had begun to assist their assigned practices to establish a preventive services office system. Extensive planning, patience, and support were required. Conclusion: Volunteers recruited and supported by an intermediary organization can provide assistance to practices in implementing a preventive services office system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)560-565
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of Family Medicine
Volume5
Issue number10
StatePublished - Nov 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Woodruff, C. B., Dietrich, A. J., Carney, P. P., Frechette, J. I., Camp, M. A., & Fitzgerald, B. S. (1996). Volunteer Facilitators Assist Community Practices With Enhancing Cancer Control. Archives of Family Medicine, 5(10), 560-565.

Volunteer Facilitators Assist Community Practices With Enhancing Cancer Control. / Woodruff, Charlotte B.; Dietrich, Allen J.; Carney, Patricia (Patty); Frechette, Jeannette I.; Camp, Margaret A.; Fitzgerald, Beth S.

In: Archives of Family Medicine, Vol. 5, No. 10, 11.1996, p. 560-565.

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Woodruff, CB, Dietrich, AJ, Carney, PP, Frechette, JI, Camp, MA & Fitzgerald, BS 1996, 'Volunteer Facilitators Assist Community Practices With Enhancing Cancer Control', Archives of Family Medicine, vol. 5, no. 10, pp. 560-565.
Woodruff CB, Dietrich AJ, Carney PP, Frechette JI, Camp MA, Fitzgerald BS. Volunteer Facilitators Assist Community Practices With Enhancing Cancer Control. Archives of Family Medicine. 1996 Nov;5(10):560-565.
Woodruff, Charlotte B. ; Dietrich, Allen J. ; Carney, Patricia (Patty) ; Frechette, Jeannette I. ; Camp, Margaret A. ; Fitzgerald, Beth S. / Volunteer Facilitators Assist Community Practices With Enhancing Cancer Control. In: Archives of Family Medicine. 1996 ; Vol. 5, No. 10. pp. 560-565.
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