Carolina Well is working with communities and organizations across the state to expand
survivorship education and support to areas where you live and work, to identify current
gaps in those services, support collaboration between organizations, and refer survivors to
the many great local community resources that already exist. Please see Resources for
local, state, and national resources as well as other helpful website links.
Across the country, cancer survivorship has emerged in recent years as a major focus of
attention. North Carolina is no exception. Across our state there is evidence of growing
interest, momentum, and commitment of resources to provide appropriate programs and
services for cancer survivors and those who care for them.
From the mountains to the coast, North Carolina has a rich tradition in cancer care with
the involvement of many individuals and organizations, and this continues with the numerous
committed organizations and individuals in the field of cancer survivorship.
Carolina Well is extremely fortunate to have worked with Dr. Walter Shepherd, retired Director of the State of
North Carolina Comprehensive Cancer Program, as a
Leadership Team member and community partner. With his assistance and direction, we have
successfully facilitated the growth of statewide activities and collaborations in cancer
survivorship with the goal of expanding the reach of survivorship programs and education to
every region of the state. Included in this expansion effort is a particular focus on rural
areas, minority populations, and the medically underserved.
Carolina Well is a key member of the State's Survivorship Work Group. The mission of the
Survivorship Work Group is to provide leadership to impact policy and health care issues
and services that improve cancer survivors' quality of life in North Carolina.
Carolina Well also works closely with other organizations across the state including the
local American Cancer Society,
Susan G. Komen For the Cure NC Triangle Affiliate,
comprehensive and community cancer centers, and other non-profit organizations.