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CANCER RESOURCE CENTER OF THE DESERT

CANCER RESOURCE CENTER OF THE DESER...
CROWDRISE : Apr 29, 2012
Tax ID: 75-3206224
BASED: El Centro, CA, United States

CANCER RESOURCE CENTER OF TH...

Our Mission

The Cancer Resource Center of the Desert's mission is to provide a guiding hand and compassionate heart to cancer patients and their families through services that educate, guide, support, and empower the patient through the cancer journey.

Since 2006, the Cancer Resource Center of the Desert (CRCD) continues to advance health and wellness by providing access to cancer care for residents of Imperial County. The region faces great challenges in meeting the health needs of a population that is uninsured (23%), lives in poverty (23%), and/or is limited English proficient (34%). CRCD’s mission is to provide a guiding hand and compassionate heart to cancer patients and their families through services that educate, guide, support, and empower the patient through their cancer journey. CRCD bridges the gaps in the fragmentation of cancer care that occurs when consumers are in emotional distress; do not understand their diagnosis or treatment plan; are unfamiliar with the cancer healthcare system; and are uninformed regarding their insurance coverage.

According to the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, the region is also vastly medically underserved. This is particularly true for cancer patients, though cancer is the leading cause of death in Imperial County, there are only three cancer centers in the 4,200 square mile county. There are no medical navigations systems in Imperial County for the services required by cancer patients. CRCD is the only bilingual, bicultural, community-based social service agency in the county that provides practical, educational, and emotional support needed to mitigate these social and cultural barriers through its Patient Navigation Program; a comprehensive service that has benefited cancer patients for over 10 years.

Tax ID: 75-3206224

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