Rehabilitation & Survivorship Task Force
The Rehabilitation & Survivorship Task Force is a work group that focuses on the health and well-being of Mainers affected by cancer, including those currently undergoing treatment, and those who are post-treatment. The task force is composed of members from many walks of life, including those with lived cancer experience, multidisciplinary professionals working within cancer treatment and research, and representatives from cancer support centers throughout the State of Maine.
The broad goal of the task force is to create awareness and provide education about survivorship needs and the rehabilitation services that are available. Our goal is to engage healthcare providers, patients, and caregivers to work together to improve outcomes. When applicable, the task force creates non-branded materials to enable other organizations to distribute them as desired. The task force welcomes new members, collaborations with interested individuals and organizations, and suggestions for future projects.
The Task Force's most recent project was a series of Public Service Announcements (PSAs). The intention is to engage all cancer survivors in seeking solutions and resources for their health and wellness. To accomplish this, the group interviewed five cancer survivors and created a PSA with their stories to raise awareness. The PSAs aired thousands of times across Maine television and radio stations.
Shorter versions of these PSA's are available below to download for use on social media.