Patient Advocate Foundation has partnered with Center for Disease Control National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) was awarded a grant by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). This grant is for education and outreach to underserved populations. The diseases that fall under this grant are breast, cervical, ovarian, prostate, and colorectal cancers along with melanoma (skin cancer).
The dedicated PAF case managers assist patients nationwide with insurance appeals, pre-authorizations, billing & coding errors and assistance with unpaid medical debt to include co-pays for chemotherapy treatment and medications. We assist the uninsured and underinsured patients with accessing care and debt crisis situations due to a patient’s diagnosis. Case managers are available to assist patients with eligibility for state and federal funded programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security Disability.
Clinical Trial Information
Clinical trials are research studies designed to help doctors find ways to improve health and cancer care. Each study tries to answer scientific questions and to find better ways to prevent, diagnose or treat cancer.
PAF professional case managers routinely screen patients for clinical trials, provide education about clinical trials, actively assist with clinical trials enrollment and support patients with obtaining insurance reimbursement for clinical trials. PAF has published a full length patient publication titled "Lighting the Way... A Practical Guide to Clinical Trials."
Below are a few of the clinical trial resources for patients:
- Clinical Trials available @National Institute of Health
- NCI Clinical Trials
- Clinical Trials Listing Service
More about the CDC
The Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention Program that CDC funds. http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/dcpc_Programs/default.aspx?NPID=1
The individual state, tribe and territories have Comprehensive Cancer Control Programs. You can click on the state you live in and then click on your specific state website for programs and resources for cancer control.
CDC's Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP) provides funding to 25 states and 4 tribes across the United States for five years. The CRCCP's goal is to increase colorectal (colon) cancer screening rates among men and women aged 50 years and older from about 64%1 to 80% in the funded states by 2014. An increase in screening rates will reduce illness and death caused by colorectal cancer.
Other Partners under the Center for Disease Control (CDC) grant to provide education and outreach to underserved populations include:
American Cancer Society
The American Psychological Association
The Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum’s Asian and Pacific Islander National Cancer Survivors Network
The LIVESTRONG Foundation
My Brother's Keeper, Inc
National Alliance for Hispanic Health
National Alliance for Hispanic for Hispanic Health's Hablemos del Cancer Program
Self Reliance Foundation's Acceso Hispano
Resources by Diagnosis
Breast Cancer Resources
Cervical Cancer Resources
Colorectal Cancer Resources
Melanoma and Skin Cancers Resources
Ovarian Cancer Resources
Prostate Cancer Resources
PAF publications are available by email request or downloading from PAF website. View all PAF Publications
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