The primary aim of ACCI is to improve the cancer outcomes for oral, breast & cervical cancers among rural populations in India. Additionally, it aims to understand and (re)design pathways to access interventions and definitive care as well as develop models for embedding scaled-up interventions in State and National Cancer Control Plans.
The achieving of these aims will be through six inter-connected work packages (WPs).
Stakeholder mapping and engagement
Mapping the local stakeholders through an iterative process as well as their power, influence, and alignment.
Contextual factors assessment
Understanding the context-specific barriers and challenges for rural men and women, and patients to access the cancer early detection care continuum.
Facility capacity assessment
Assessment of capacity of the local health systems catering to cancer early detection and treatment pathway including the system readiness to adopt and sustain new evidence-based practices.
Intervention design and development
Designing and costing a multi-level intervention strategy to improve participation of the rural populations to early detection care continuum.
Intervention implementation and evaluation
Implementation of the intervention strategies developed in cooperation with the stakeholders to be nested into the existing public health services.
Sustainability and scale-up
Assessment of settings' readiness and capacity to sustain and scale up interventions