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 ALACprogram@mdanderson.org.
No matter where you are in Texas, ALAC is here for you.
We are always accepting new participants, contact us today!
Stacy Mitchell: 713-563-6781 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mildred Hunter: 713-563-4552 or email@example.com
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
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"Tremendously satisfied with this type of programs, lots of information, myths and realities. The people who gave the class knew exactly what they were talking about and got me out of doubt about the disease. Definitely recommended and keep going for much longer. Adriana, Mary and Isabel helped me a lot, gave me a lot of confidence and strength to continue fighting with this disease..."
El Paso, TX
"Completely super grateful for their attention, everything that was delivered was very beneficial to us survivors 'a thousand thanks.'"
"I've become more aware of my activities and more conscious of the way that we eat. It has made a big difference."
Learning more about the right foods to eat, the exercise recommended and the interaction with people who understood EVERYTHING about what I went through was the most meaningful thing that has come out of me having his horrible disease. My family and close friends have said that they see a light in my eyes and a pep in my step that they hadn’t seen since before being diagnosed. Active Living After Cancer is what helped me find a lost part of myself."
ALAC Coordinator Resources
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.
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