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LIVESTRONG COMMUNITY IMPACT PROJECT
The LIVESTRONG Foundation’s Community Impact Project (CIP) replicates programs that have demonstrated success in supporting people affected by cancer within one city, state or region of the United States. Since its inception the CIP has replicated nine programs in more than 300 communities, serving tens of thousands of survivors in the process. Using replicable programs with proven success, has allowed us to eliminate the cost of developing new programs and allows more immediate implementation of programs to help cancer survivors, their families and health care professionals.
The Community Impact Project involves three primary phases.
Organizations apply to have their programs replicated across the United States through the Community Impact Project; selected programs are funded through the E. Lee Walker Award for national expansion. After sorting through dozens of program applications, the LIVESTRONG Foundation has selected three programs as our 2014 Model Programs for national replication through the CIP.
The 2014 E. Lee Walker Awarded Model Programs are:
- Jeffrey Frank Wacks Music Therapy Program
- Pablove Shutterbugs, Pediatric Photography Arts Program
- VitalHearts, Secondary Trauma Resiliency Training
The 2014 Community Impact Project application is closed.
Next, hospitals, cancer centers, universities and community-based organizations may apply to bring one or more of the Model Programs to their community. Selected organizations will receive training and funds to implement each program. Once the application process is closed, applications are vetted and depending on their location, community served and demonstrated need for the Model Program(s), chosen for the third phase of the CIP.
The third phase of the CIP involves an interactive voting campaign where the LIVESTRONG community votes to determine where program funding goes. Since 2010 nearly one thousand organizations have participated in the voting process for the CIP, garnering a total of over one million votes.
To tell us about a program you think should be replicated nationally in the 2015 Community Impact Project please email Community@LIVESTRONG.org.