Specific Aims of ExCEL

ExCEL in Social Work enhances the clinical and leadership skills of oncology social workers through the following specific aims:
  • Create an exceptional oncology social work-specific curriculum directly addressing the recommendations of the 2008 IOM Report on psychosocial health needs of oncology patients.
  • Implement the curriculum through eight pre-conference courses offered in conjunction with the annual meetings of the AOSW and the APOSW.
  • Provide evidence-informed information through the AOSW, APOSW and ExCEL newsletters and websites.
  • Evaluate the impact of this training by measuring the process and the outcomes of the various educational activities and change efforts (goals) initiated by the participants.
  • Disseminate the findings through peer-reviewed publications, various professional organizations and oncology networks.