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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:


More about the CDC
For over 60 years, the CDC has been dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability. They are committed to programs that reduce the health and economic consequences of the leading causes of death and disability, thereby ensuring a long, productive, healthy life for all people.

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.
http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/cancercontacts/ncccp/contacts.asp

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.
http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/dcpc_Programs/default.aspx?NPID=4


Other Partners under the Center for Disease Control (CDC) grant to provide education and outreach to underserved populations include:

American Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.gov

The American Psychological Association
http://apa.org/pi/ses

The Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum’s Asian and Pacific Islander National Cancer Survivors Network
http://apiahf.org

The LIVESTRONG Foundation
http://www.livestrong.org/

My Brother's Keeper, Inc
http://www.mbkinc.net/

National Alliance for Hispanic Health
http://www.hispanichealth.org/

National Alliance for Hispanic for Hispanic Health's Hablemos del Cancer Program
http://www.hispanichealth.org/

Self Reliance Foundation's Acceso Hispano
http://www.selfreliancefoundation.org/



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
Promoting a Healthier African American Community
Promoting a Healthier American Indian & Alaska Native Community