Creating a new model in hospital based peer support

In 2016, Momcology piloted a new in-hospital support program in collaboration with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s (CHOP) psychosocial team. Parents were invited to participate in agenda driven sessions to explore recurring obstacles and coping strategies for childhood cancer families in a safe peer-driven environment with professional hospital psychosocial support in attendance. Our piloted program was a success, and both the participants and medical professionals involved highly benefited from the sessions.

In 2017, Momcology continued the programming at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and simultaneously launched it at Levine Children’s Hospital as Phase II of new program development. Both CHOP and Levine are now running the same peer-to-peer program and agendas through Momcology, in this new cross-institutional and collaborative psychosocial program. Benefits have included; highly increased participation in hospital support groups, families feeling connected to an active and engaged community, a new platform to share existing hospital family support programs, professional presentations of evidenced-based curriculum, and a forum that better supports open communication about the needs and desires of patient families that are an integral part of the hospital ecosystem.

We look forward to continuing to build upon and expand our program in collaboration with pediatric cancer hospitals and psychosocial professionals throughout the country. If you are either a medical professional or a parent interested in acquiring more information to present to your hospital, please request more information about our Peer Wellness Program by filling out the form below.  

Our current hospital partners