About the Future Fund
We are at a crossroads with regard to the delivery of psychosocial care for people affected by cancer.
Fueled by the Institute of Medicine and American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, there are mandates to address the psychosocial needs of patients as part of routine cancer care. The American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) is the sole professional organization in the United States that supports and promotes multidisciplinary work in psychosocial oncology. At the heart of our organization is a mission to advance the science and practice of psychosocial care for all people affected by cancer.
APOS is the national leader in bringing together a broad range of healthcare professionals who deliver high quality patient care and conduct state-of-the-art research on the psychological, social, behavioral and spiritual aspects of cancer.
APOS dedicates extensive resources to professional education and training in care delivery and to dissemination of research findings. The work of our organization is linked to current national efforts to promote quality standards for the psychosocial care of cancer patients and their families.
About the Future Fund
The APOS Future Fund is ultimately designed to help psychosocial oncology look toward the future.
The Future Fund has been established to enhance our ability to create vital and dynamic resources for psychosocial oncology professionals. APOS is specifically devoted to enhancing member benefits related to these professional activities. This includes revitalizing our website to be the premier resource for psychooncology healthcare professionals, one which provides greater access to current and constantly evolving interactive content and expertise.
How will this help APOS in furthering its mission?
a) Revitalize our website to create an interactive community with easy-to-access resources and mobile connection to peers
b) Enhance online training options like webinars, core curriculum and lecture series
c) Develop new educational offerings related to distress screening and distress management
d) Support members in their professional goals with additional mentoring opportunities and conference activities