The Office of Health Policy oversees several programs and initiatives at MD Anderson in the areas of community education, outreach, medical care and/or partnerships.
The group also coordinates activities with external policy-related organizations.
Work in the Office of Health Policy includes:
- The Uncompensated Care Program, which manages and tracks unreimbursed costs for uninsured and underinsured patients served by MD Anderson.
- Professional education services, including hosting our bi-annual Survivorship Conference for Health Care Professionals, supporting our Professional Oncology Education website and managing both the Faculty Speakers Bureau and Cancer Prevention and Survivorship Rotation.
- Community programs and collaborations, such as Project VALET, which offers mammograms to uninsured women, and the FIT-FLU program, which provides free colon cancer screening along with annual flu shots to low-income, uninsured, Medicaid or Medicaid-eligible adults age 50 to 75. Many of these efforts are supported by the Medicaid 1115 Waiver, which gives states the ability to design and improve their healthcare efforts.
- Overseeing the Texas Cancer Information website, which connects people in the state to cancer information and services.