Oncology Initiative


The Oncology Initiative was developed to support the needs of coalitions and employers seeking successful strategies across the patient journey continuum. In 2019, the report, Achieving Value in Cancer Care, was launched and identifies gaps in treatment and related benefits administration based on the National Alliance’s annual eValue8™ survey of health plans. It provides a framework and recommendations for purchasers, health plans, and providers to collaborate on the delivery of high-value, patient-centered care.

Our Path Forward

Moving forward, we are creating a set of modules on the patient journey, hosting employer roundtables for coalitions, and developing Action Briefs that educate employers on strategies and best practices for dealing with cancer in the workplace.

Our Collective Value Agenda:

Uniting and raising our voices together

  • Advocate for a patient-centered approach
  • Encourage employers to drive implementation of best practices
  • Ensure that newly diagnosed patients have timely access to quality, appropriate care and support
  • Enable informed patient decision making, including financial burden
  • Achieve the best possible health outcomes
  • Mitigate the high cost of inappropriate and/or poor quality/low-value treatment
“The Achieving Value in Cancer Care report puts the emphasis where it needs to be — striving for patient-centered care — laying out the cancer patient’s journey and offers opportunities for adding value for employers.”

Dr. William Rosenberg, Healthcare Advisor on the Report