American Brain Tumor Association Strategic Plan
Fiscal Years 2016 to 2018
The mission of the American Brain Tumor Association is to advance the understanding and treatment of brain tumors with the goals of improving, extending and, ultimately, saving the lives of those impacted by a brain tumor diagnosis.
We do this through interactions and engagements with brain tumor patients and their families, collaborations with allied groups and organizations, and the funding of brain tumor research.
A future where not one life is lost to a brain tumor.
OUR CORE VALUES
Compassion. We care deeply about people impacted by brain tumors.
Community. We realize greater impact through our work with others.
Empowerment. We encourage those impacted by brain tumors to make informed decisions and have their
Excellence. We offer medically sound, evidence-based programs focused on the needs of those we serve.
Innovation. We support science and deliver programs that lead to innovative treatments and services.
Stewardship. We are committed to fiscal responsibility, efficient use of resources, and results.
KEY IMPACT INDICATORS
For 40 years, the ABTA has been providing comprehensive resources that support the complex needs of brain tumor patients and caregivers, as well as the critical funding of research in the pursuit of breakthroughs in brain tumor diagnosis, treatment and care.
We are committed to be the national advocate for patient-centered treatment, support services, information, and research investment for brain tumor patients and their caregivers. Our impact is measured in these ways:
- Number of scientists involved in brain tumor research
- Research dollars we provide and influence
- Size of our reach into the healthcare provider community
- Growth in the number of people accessing information from ABTA
FISCAL YEARS 2016 TO 2018
- 1. RESEARCH: Increase career development & support for brain tumor researchers
- 2. ADVOCACY: Increase voice of those impacted in public and health policy decisions
- 3. ACCESS: Increase patient & caregiver access to information
- 4. PROVIDERS: Increase clinician awareness of patient/caregiver issues and ABTA resources
- 5. CAPACITY: Ensure ABTA’s capacity for impact