Improved Access & Quality of Psychosocial Cancer Care

Oncology Care

Primary Care

Community Mental Health

Oncology Care

Primary Care

Community Mental Health

Improved Access & Quality of Psychosocial Cancer Care

POTA aims to improve access and quality of psychosocial care across Oncology Care, Primary Care, and Community Mental Health services

Enrich community capacity to meet the psychosocial care needs of breast cancer survivors and co-survivors by supporting mental health and primary care professionals through POTA training

Cultivate a culture of whole person support for individuals and their loved ones experiencing breast cancer

Where and when will the workshop(s) take place?

The next workshop is scheduled for February 23-24, 2024 from 8am-5pm each day. It will be held at the Smooth Rock Conference Center, 1940 Stonegate Dr, Vestavia Hills, AL 35242.

What should I expect from the primary care track?

The one-hour POTA bite-size videos for the interprofessional healthcare track will be available on-line for you to complete at your own pace to earn 1 CME/CE credit hour. Although it is not required for interprofessional healthcare track attendees to participate in the mental health track live workshops, you are eligible to sign-up for the mental health track and earn up to an additional 16 CME/CE credit hours to enhance your clinical competency in psychosocial oncology.  

What should I expect from the mental health care track?

We STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you register and complete the interprofessional healthcare track one hour bite-size videos to build the fundamental knowledge of breast cancer care. You will earn 1 CME/CE credit hour for the bite-size videos before you attend the live workshops. The workshops will be offered over the course of a year in four-hour sessions. The combined workshops will offer a total of 16 CME/CE credit hours.

How do I access the POTA training?

Please click on the REGISTER button located in the top right-hand corner of the website to sign-up for POTA training. 

    What is the cost for POTA training?

    Currently, there is no fee for the POTA training.

    How do I access the POTA post-workshop conference calls?

    The POTA post-workshop conference calls will be held every other month starting in March on the 2nd Tuesday at 1pm. Information about how to access the conference calls will be sent to the email address on file. 

    What do I do if I have a complaint regarding this program?

    Please address any complaints regarding POTA training program to the Coordinator, Kim Hannon at If she is unable to resolve the complaint, or dispute, please contact POTA Primary Investigator Dr. Sylvia Huang, at, regarding your complaint.


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    Primary Contact

    Stacey Miller
    Program Manager

    Psychosocial Oncology Training Academy

    Contact Info


    University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Community Health Service Building

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