Psychosocial Oncology Program
Albert Einstein Cancer Center Montefiore Medical Center

The Mission

The mission of the Psychosocial Oncology Program is to promote the health and well-being of the people of the Bronx who are affected by cancer.

The Psychosocial Oncology Program is committed to an ongoing needs assessment of cancer patients and their loved ones to understand what they want and need, as well as maintaining a close partnership with the Bronx community and its leaders in order to bring needed and tailored cancer information and support activities closer to residents. The goal is to provide the knowledge that promotes healthy behavior and the support that promotes hope and quality of life.

Based at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care - a major medical institution in the Bronx with diverse and plentiful resources-the Psychosocial Oncology Program is uniquely located to develop new approaches to cancer education and health care, and supportive services.

Goals

  1. Promote good health and quality of life among Bronx residents.                
  2. Conduct ongoing psychosocial needs assessments of those affected by cancer in the Bronx in order to better serve their supportive care needs.
  3. Establish a partnership with the leaders of the Bronx community to learn about the health needs of its residents.
  4. Gather information about cancer-related services and resources available to the Bronx community.
  5. Develop and offer accessible cancer education, support programs and services to Bronx residents to address unmet needs.

Why Is Our Work Important?

The Psychosocial Oncology Program is part of two exceptional medical institutions in the Bronx, Einstein and Montefiore, that are renowned for their cutting-edge research and medical care, with a focus on reducing health disparities, advancing medical care through research, and promotion of quality of life.

While a cure is the ultimate goal we want to reach, until that happens, the Psychosocial Oncology Program exists to ensure that every person touched by cancer is able to experience the best possible quality of life they can, regardless of where they receive medical care and what their financial/insurance status is. As such, all of its services remain free to those in need. No one has to go through cancer alone and we are there to ensure that support, counseling, connection to others who have been down the same journey, and wellness programs for mind, body and spirit are available to those who may need it.

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