Ellen L. Stovall Award Nominations and Selection Process
The Stovall Award is given annually to two recipients who have improved the care and lives of cancer survivors and their families — one health care provider and one patient advocate or advocacy organization. The health care provider award is co-presented by the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
2019 Stovall Awards Presentation: (L to R) Rep. Matt Cartwright, Dr. Harmar Brereton, NCCS CEO Shelley Fuld Nasso, Dana Dornsife, Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, Sen. Bob Casey. (Photo: Leslie E. Kossoff/LK Photos)
Award Eligibility and Criteria
The following are eligible for Stovall Award consideration:
Health care providers (nurses, oncology care teams and practices, physicians, social workers)
Health plans or other third-party payers
NCCS Cancer Policy and Advocacy Team (CPAT) Members
Patient advocates/Patient advocacy organizations
Other individuals or organizations impacting cancer care
Note: Nominations will be considered only for individuals or organizations within the United States.
Cancer advocates/advocacy organizations with excellence in these areas:
Promoting the principles of patient-centeredness, especially emphasizing access to care, respect for patient preferences, and coordination and integration of care.
Engaging patients, families, and caregivers to inform the process of improving the delivery of quality cancer care.
Collaborating effectively with other advocates and/or advocacy organizations to align efforts to improve quality within the cancer care system.
Health care providers with excellence in these areas:
Honoring the principles of patient-centeredness, especially emphasizing access to care, respect for patient preferences, and coordination and integration of care.
Engaging patients, families, and caregivers in the design of quality cancer care systems.
Collaborating with others in the cancer care system for ongoing quality improvement efforts.
Who can submit a nomination?
Anyone can submit a nomination for the Stovall Award—and nominations submitted by cancer patients, survivors, and advocates are especially welcome. Self-nominations are also accepted.
Stovall Award Selection Committee
Nominations for the Stovall Award are reviewed by a committee of healthcare professionals, survivors and caregivers, with a strong representation from cancer survivors and patient advocates.
Jonathan Stovall (L) & Shelley Fuld Nasso (R) present the inaugural Stovall Award to Douglas Blayney, MD (2016)
Douglas Blayney, MD – Co-Chair Stanford University Medical Center
Shelley Fuld Nasso, MPP – Co-Chair National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
Samira Beckwith* Chair, NCCS Board of Directors
Amy Berman, BSN, LHD* The John A. Hartford Foundation
Harmar Brereton, MD Northeast Regional Cancer Institute
John V. Cox, DO, MBA, FACP, FASCO Univ. of Texas Southwestern
Tom Dowling* Burson-Marsteller
Ben Fishman* NCCS Board Member
Yvonne Florence* Patient Advocate & NCCS CPAT Member
Susan Gubar* Columnist, The New York Times
Clifford A. Hudis, MD, FACP, FASCO American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Laurie Isenberg* NCCS Board Member
Deborah Kamin American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Michael Kolodziej, MD ADVI Health, Inc.
Susan Leigh* NCCS Co-Founder & CPAT Member
Ana Maria Lopez, MD, MPH, FACP Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center
Jennifer Malin, MD United Health Group, University of California–Los Angeles
Kristen McNiff, MPH KM Healthcare Consulting
Therese Mulvey, MD* Massachusetts General Hospital
Michael Neuss, MD Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Lisa D. T. Rice, SM NCCS Board Member
Thomas J. Smith, MD* Johns Hopkins Medicine
The Ellen L. Stovall Award for Innovation in Patient-Centered Cancer Care is a unique opportunity for patients and survivors to recognize pioneers who are transforming the cancer care system.
The NCCS Cancer Policy & Advocacy Team (CPAT) is a program for survivors and caregivers to learn about pressing policy issues that affect quality cancer care in order to be engaged as advocates in public policy around the needs of cancer survivors.
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