Reclaiming Intimacy is thrilled to welcome Triage Cancer as a Partner! Triage Cancer has included this article to help to better understand what they do and the services that they provide.
About Triage Cancer
Triage Cancer is a national, nonprofit organization that provides education on the practical and legal issues that may impact individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers, through free events, materials, and resources. Triage Cancer’s team of lawyers and public health professionals have significant expertise in developing and delivering educational content on cancer-related topics.
Since its founding in 2012, Triage Cancer has provided more than 283,000 people with cancer survivorship information through more than 890 online and in-person educational events in 50 states, DC, and Guam. Additionally, each year, more than 300,000 people are reached through our educational materials, TriageCancer.org, CancerFinances.org, educational blog, and e-newsletter.
Triage Cancer’s Free Programs and Services:
Educational events hosted by Triage Cancer
- Triage Cancer Conferences: educational events for individuals diagnosed with cancer, caregivers, advocates, and oncology health care professionals that covers key information needed to help navigate practical issues, minimize the financial burden of a cancer diagnosis, and reduce stress. Topics include self-advocacy, health insurance options and navigation, estate planning and medical decision making, finances, employment, and disability insurance.
- Triage Cancer Webinar Series: monthly webinars on practical cancer-related topics to help those coping with cancer navigate issues from the point of diagnosis throughout life.
- Insurance and Finance Intensive: training for oncology health care professionals and advocates to learn crucial details about effectively navigating individual, employer-sponsored, and government-sponsored health insurance options, as well as disability insurance and finances after a cancer diagnosis.
- Employment In-Service: training for oncology health care professionals and advocates on employment issues, to improve patient and caregiver access to valuable information about legal and practical issues related to work and cancer.
Online materials and resources
- CancerFinances.org: an online tool designed to be a comprehensive source of reliable information for individuals trying to navigate finances after a cancer diagnosis. After answering simple, relevant questions pertaining to their situations, individuals with any type of cancer will be presented with personalized and actionable information. Topics include health insurance, disability insurance, managing medical bills, estate planning, education, finances, financial assistance resources, and more.
- Quick Guides and Checklists: downloadable fact sheets for individuals diagnosed with cancer, their caregivers, and health care professionals. They offer legal and practical information about navigating health insurance, finances and financial toxicity, estate planning and medical decision-making, employment and work, disability insurance, and more.
- Animated Videos: a series of animated videos that explain how to navigate important cancer-related legal issues that may impact individuals diagnosed with cancer, caregivers, and health care professionals. Topics include health insurance, work, estate planning, clinical trials, and cancer survivorship. The videos are each about 5 minutes long and are now available in English and Spanish. You can also watch our videos with subtitles in English, Spanish, and Tagalog.
- Educational Blog: educational articles about all types of cancer survivorship issues, including late-breaking news impacting the cancer community and cancer community educational events and resources.
- State-Specific Resources and Charts of State Laws: contact information for state-specific resources and charts of state laws on topics relevant to the cancer community.
Triage Cancer offers free continuing education for nurses and social workers through many of its educational programs.
Detailed information about these programs and services can be found at http://triagecancer.org.