For Mental Health and Primary Care Providers

Join the Community-based Training Program for Mental Health and Primary Care Providers to Improve Access and Quality of Psychosocial Cancer Care

POTA Overview

Funded by the Women’s Breast Health Fund (WBHF) of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham

Supported by O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and UAB Center for Palliative and Supportive Care

Participant Feedback

I learned a great deal of information from this program. I also was introduced to providers in other disciplines and learned of ways we can collaborate to better the care we provide our patients.

As a participant I want to say thank you to everyone involved in making this possible. It was super informative and allowing the survivors to be a part of the instruction process for us as clinicians was genius. I learned from my colleagues and the presenters, but I really learned the most from the survivors. I hope that anyone working in oncology attends this training.

I found all sessions to be extremely informative, relevant, and well designed. I especially enjoyed the session on sexuality of breast cancer patients as I have has many patients recently open up about these issues and state it has not been addressed by their providers.

The opening session by Dr. Tucker was very good and I feel like I learned a lot the ways cancer disrupts a person’s life. There were also great breakout sessions where we as the participants got a chance to think of ways that we could apply the information to our practice

There was so many jewels from legacy and support to survivors to their family members and also the importance of the caregiver. I also enjoyed learning from the survivors regarding intimacy.


The aim of POTA is to build community’s capacity to improve access and quality of psychosocial cancer care in local communities.


Licensed primary care and mental health providers including physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and licensed professional counselors serving patients and families.



CME/CE Credits


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Primary Contact

Stacey Miller

Program Manager

Psychosocial Oncology Training Academy

Contact Info

Phone Number
(205) 934-4462



University of Alabama at Birmingham
Community Health Service Building

CH19 Ste. 219, 933 19th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35205