The ACC Community Advisory Board (CAB) is a group comprised of breast cancer survivors from the Adams County community. This council meets with caregivers, health care providers and administrators of WellSpan Health and works collaboratively to identify issues and processes which may need improvement in order to provide highest patient satisfaction and best care to breast cancer patients in Adams County.
What is required to be a CAB council member?
- Diagnosis of breast cancer
- Able to attend meetings approximately quarterly at the Adams Cancer Center, 40 V Twin Drive
- Must agree to keep personal information discussed at meeting confidential
- Able to listen to differing opinions and share different points of view
- Be positive and support the group's mission
- Be comfortable interacting with a group
- Able to use own experience in a helpful way
- Able to work together with council members whose background, experience, and style may be different than their own
- Able to reflect on issues and priorities that are different than their own
What are the responsibilities of the Community Advisory Board members?
- Reach out and listen to other patients, families, health care providers, and community members.
- Be committed to improve care for all patients and family members.
- Maintain confidentiality at the council meetings and outside the meetings.
- Respect the collaborative process and the council as the forum to discuss issues.
- Be willing to listen to differing views.
- Encourage all council members to share ideas and viewpoints.
What is the time commitment for CAB members?
Approximately 90 minutes, three or four times a year, depending on the activities being undertaken. Meetings are held from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at the Adams Cancer Center with a light dinner included.
New CAB council members are asked to make a two-year commitment.