The mission of Moving Through Cancer is to assure that all people living with and beyond cancer are assessed, advised, referred to and engaged in appropriate exercise and rehabilitation programming as a standard of care.
The initiative was started as a presidential task force of ACSM president Kathryn Schmitz, Ph.D., M.P.H., FACSM. More recently, an international team of experts came together to form a strategic plan toward the goal of realizing the mission. Focus areas include development of a workforce, programming, and triage pathways and logistics for referral; additional research and evaluation of programming; policy, awareness, marketing, and funding for sustainability.
Finally, the PATIENT with cancer is the center of all of these efforts. It is the vision of the Moving Through Cancer initiative that everyone living with and beyond cancer is aware of the benefits of physical activity and exercise and is enabled to choose to become and stay active at a level appropriate for them.
Moving Through Cancer has developed a searchable directory to help health care providers, exercise professionals and patients find appropriately trained professionals and programs in their communities.