Despite the widespread use in healthcare, few studies have evaluated Virtual Learning Collaborative (VLC) effectiveness for increasing the reach, implementation, and maintenance of evidence-based early palliative care (EPC). Effective EPC interventions, such as ENABLE (Educate, Nurture, Advise, Before Life Ends), have not been routinely incorporated into newly diagnosed advanced cancer patients’ care. This study applies Proctor’s Implementation Outcomes framework11 to compare the effect of two implementation strategies (VLC and TA) on Implementation, Service, and Client outcomes of the ENABLE EPC program. ENABLE is the only evidence-based, scalable EPC program promoted by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Research-Tested Intervention Program.
Funding: R01CA229197, UG1CA189961
ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT04062552
PIs: Supriya G. Mohile (subcontract PI), Lisa Zubkoff