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Regional Cancer Task Force Seeks to Attract Healthcare Professionals

Task Force created to improve access and care network in region

Post Date:02/26/2019 10:48 AM

The City of Lake Elsinore is proud to be a member of the Southwest Riverside County Regional Cancer Treatment Task Force. Established in November 2016, the Task Force consists of the cities of Lake Elsinore, Temecula, Menifee, Murrieta,  Wildomar, and Canyon Lake. The goal of the Task Force is to aid those suffering from cancer in our region by promoting comprehensive treatment options, resources, and support services closer to home.  

Task Force Objectives

Specifically, the Task Force strives to:

  • Identify and promote existing cancer care resources within the region
  • Identify and address any barriers to accessing those existing resources
  • Identify and address any gaps in resources, including: the pipeline of care facilities and providers, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and post-treatment.
  • Create a plan to promote, foster, and maintain desired cancer care resources within the region 

The Need

Currently, most of Southwest Riverside County is officially designated a primary care shortage area, a registered nurse shortage area and a  medically undeserved population -- meaning the need is high and the number of providers is low. On average, the communities in the Southwest Riverside County have 3,600 people per single primary care physician. This makes it challenging to get regular cancer screening in the region. In order to address the issue of lack of access,

View Infographic Regarding the Need in Southwest Riverside County 

Why Southwest Riverside County? 

Lake Elsinore Mayor Steve Manos and other regional elected officials have come together to develop the following video aimed at attracting medical professionals to our City and region. 

For more information about our Task Force, cancer and healthcare access in the Southwest Riverside County region, please refer to the documents listed below or visit The Regional Cancer Task Force Page

Resources 

Cancer In Southwest Riverside County Infographic

Cancer Resource Guide Interactive Map

What Do We Know About Cancer In The Region?

2019 Southwest Riverside County Cancer Resource Guide

2019 Southwest Riverside County Cancer Resource Booklet

Task Force Meetings

All previous and future recorded Task Force meetings, agendas, minutes and locations are posted on the City of Temecula website and are available for public viewing. These documents can be accessed via The Regional Cancer Task Force Page. 

 

 

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