ALAC gets survivors moving
Active Living after Cancer (ALAC), is a Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) funded program. The program aims to improve the quality of life of cancer survivors in Texas by promoting physical activity, and by providing navigation services for survivorship issues. A large and growing number of cancer survivors in Texas, especially those who are medically underserved, necessitates effective programs to help survivors improve their health and physical functioning, thereby reducing the risk of cancer recurrence or new cancers.
The program consists of 12 weekly sessions, followed by a reunion at the conclusion of the program. Each session is comprised of cognitive and behavioral skills training related to increasing physical activity, a guided discussion on a survivorship topic, and short bouts of moderate physical activity. The program is free of charge, and each participant will be provided a pedometer and a resistance band, that they may keep, to help them reach their physical activity goals.
To be eligible to participate in the program, the participants must:
- Have a previous diagnosis of cancer at the time of enrollment.
- Not be receiving chemotherapy or radiation at the time of enrollment.
For more information about the program or to be a host site, please contact our Program Coordinator, Patricia Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No matter where you are in Texas, ALAC is here for you.
We are always accepting new participants, contact us today!
Stacy Mitchell (English): 713-563-6781
Mildred Hunter (Spanish): 713-563-4552
Active Living After Cancer Telemundo interview
Gift of Life - Beaumont
Kelsey Research Foundation -Houston
ALL MD Anderson Houston Area Locations
Cancer and Chronic Disease Consortium of El Paso
University of Texas in Tyler
|New classes begin every month
|English and Spanish
We are always accepting new participants.
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*All classes unless specified are currently being conducted virtually .
"Since completing the program, I have found more focus, more ways to engage in activity, a better understanding of nutrition, and the importance of sharing space"
El Paso, TX
"Love the tremendous amount of resources provided"
"I wish every cancer survivor could go through this class. THANK YOU!"
"I didn't know how much I needed this program until I experienced it. Please know that it is helping, and blessing, not only each and every participant but all their family and friends as well. It gives hope and encouragement to a community of people who have experienced physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual struggles over and above the normal challenges of life. Thank you to each and every person involved with ALAC for this wonderful program."
Project ECHO: Community Cancer Survivorship
Through Project ECHO, we are providing on-going training and mentoring to community health workers implementing the Active Living after Cancer program. We provide case based learning, where the community health workers are able to share the experiences or issues they encounter while implementing the program. We deliver didactic lectures to train and address important topics for effective program implementation, and deliver didactic lectures over topics related to cancer survivorship.
Learn more about the Community Cancer Survivorship ECHO program.
Health Educator Resources
Partners & Related Resources
Cancer Survivorship Week
Active Living after Cancer Seminar
Active Living after Cancer
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Center for Energy Balance in Cancer Prevention and Survivorship
Patricia Tracy, Program Coordinator
MD Anderson Cancer Prevention Center
1155 Pressler Street
Houston, TX 77030