New Approaches for Cancer Rehabilitation for Patients

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Olathe, KS based NCES, Inc., provider of health and nutrition education materials, and Foundation96, a global network serving the cancer community, have agreed to a collaborative relationship in improving information and support services for cancer patients.

NCES and Foundation96 have agreed to a collaborative relationship in improving information and support services for Cancer patients. The collaborative relationship between the parties is intended to offer a number of opportunities in the marketplace for healthcare providers, to include a reliable source for curating content, flexible electronic methods of sharing and distribution and a nationwide directory of rehabilitation partners.

Recently, the Journal of Cancer Education revealed that 90% of designated Cancer Centers did not offer links or information related to rehabilitation services and care methods. And, 70% of these website failed to introduce the concept and offer a description of what rehabilitation services are and how they may help patients. NCES and Foundation96 believe their combined efforts will change the availability and access to high quality, credible information and rehabilitation services providers for patients.

What are rehabilitation services? Cancer rehabilitation services offer support to move back into living a full life. The services may take on a very physical approach to wellness, such as strength, endurance and managing side effects of treatment. In some cases, there may be a nutrition component that requires nutrition counseling, meal planning or re-developing a swallow reflex and speech services. Increasingly, the mental health and emotional coping mechanisms are important, as a part of returning to family and work life.

Why Foundation96? Foundation96 has a decade of rehabilitation service experience and has worked with a broad array of providers to assimilate meaningful guidance for patients. Foundation96 allows patients to view information and Create a Personal Care Plan for the rehabilitation team services.

Why NCES? For more than 25 years, NCES has offered high quality nutrition content and education services to healthcare providers. Over the years, its products have included publications and handouts targeting improved awareness and knowledge for nutrition support targeting the care teams or direct education for patients. Recently, NCES launched http://www.YourWellnessSpot.com and its Living With… pages for Cancer patients. It’s relationship with Foundation96 provides a powerful source of content contribution offered on the site.

NCES, Inc. is a national, distributor of health, nutrition and exercise resources and materials used by professionals in serving education programming and offering health promotion materials. NCES offers products targeting children, youth, adults and elderly. Some materials are offered in multiple languages.
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