CHESTER, NJ / AGILITYPR.NEWS / November 17, 2022 / Cancer Hope Network, a nonprofit providing one-on-one peer support for cancer patients and caregivers, is pleased to launch a National Collaboration with Unite Us, the nation’s leading technology company connecting health and social care services, to increase access to resources and services for Cancer Hope Network’s patients through a secure coordinated care network.
Cancer Hope Network was the first in the nation to provide peer support for cancer patients. The organization was formed more than 40 years ago when very little support was available to cancer patients. Today, research and modern medicine are improving health outcomes, and various services are available to support patients and mitigate the impacts of social determinants of health.
Cancer Hope Network has participated in regional Unite Us networks for several years, connecting with community experts and social service professionals to support individuals facing cancer. This expanded alliance scales existing relationships and will provide more seamless access to care for cancer patients, caregivers, and survivors across the nation.
Together, Cancer Hope Network and Unite Us can connect people in need to community-based resources that may be difficult to navigate otherwise. The Unite Us Platform provides a central point of contact where healthcare providers and social service organizations can securely access and refer people to services while monitoring progress and measuring outcomes.
The partnership will allow the Cancer Hope Network proactively address barriers patients face, directly supporting Cancer Hope Network’s mission of strengthening the health of our community.
“Cancer impacts nearly every aspect of our lives, bringing a flood of physical, emotional, and financial challenges. Unite Us leverages the power of technology to connect people in need of help with the organizations and professionals who stand ready to provide that help,” said Sarah Miretti Cassidy, Cancer Hope Network’s Director of External Affairs. “The individualized care provided by Cancer Hope Network mentor volunteers is bolstered by the relationship and connections available through Unite Us support networks.”
“As we continue to expand the network to support individuals nationwide, we’re proud to support the Cancer Hope Network community’s needs and connect them to much-needed resources,” said Adrienne Sherk, Senior Director for Community-Based Partnerships at Unite Us. “When an individual is diagnosed with any form of cancer, their focus should remain on treatment and recovery; they shouldn’t have to worry about navigating the social service landscape on their own.”
For community-based organizations that would like to learn more about the Unite Us network, please visit https://uniteus.com/contact/.
About Cancer Hope Network
Cancer Hope Network provides free and confidential 1:1 peer support for cancer patients and their loved ones. Survivor and caregiver volunteers provide support from (pre) diagnosis through treatment and beyond. Support Volunteers have faced more than 80 types of cancer. (More than 98% of the cancers will be diagnosed this year.) They speak 15 languages, are located across the country, and are prepared to offer hope and guidance through various challenges accompanying a cancer diagnosis. Mentor and client matches are individualized to meet the key needs of the patient or caregiver and may include one or many visits. Matches are overseen and supported from beginning to end by a team of healthcare and social work professionals.
About Unite Us:
Unite Us is a technology company that builds coordinated care networks of health and social service providers. With Unite Us, providers across sectors can send and receive secure, electronic referrals, track every person’s total health journey, and report on tangible outcomes across a full range of services in a centralized, cohesive, and collaborative ecosystem. Unite Us’ dedicated team builds authentic, lasting partnerships with local organizations to ensure their networks have a solid foundation, launch successfully, and continue to grow and thrive. This HITRUST-certified social care infrastructure helps communities transform their ability to work together and measure impact at scale.