TRIAGE CANCER

Beyond diagnosis

Chicago, IL   |  www.triagecancer.org

Mission

Triage Cancer provides education on the practical and legal issues that may impact individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers, through events, materials, and resources.

Ruling year info

2013

CEO

Joanna Morales Esq.

COO

Monica Bryant Esq.

Main address

6348 N. Milwaukee, #136

Chicago, IL 60646 USA

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Formerly known as

Navigating Cancer Survivorship

EIN

45-5132661

NTEE code info

Health Support Services (E60)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (P01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Life never feels more valuable and finite than after diagnosis. We believe that those diagnosed with cancer should spend their time and energy how they choose, free from the stress and worry about what information they need and where to find it. It is our belief that everyone should have access to the resources they need to manage their life beyond diagnosis regardless of their type of cancer, where they live or their financial situation. Those diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers are too often underserved when it comes to information they need to live their best life, beyond diagnosis. We see a different world….. We dream of a world where everyone has access to information and resources needed to live their best lives. Beyond diagnosis.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Triage Cancer Webinars

These free webinars provide information about a variety of cancer survivorship issues, including nutrition, exercise, fertility, stress, employment, health insurance, and finances.

Population(s) Served
Adults

These conferences provide information on practical cancer survivorship issues, such as health insurance, employment, and finances.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This data point specifically references the number of people attending in-person and online educational seminars.

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Family relationships, Health

Related Program

Triage Cancer Webinars

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This number refers to the number of people who use our website, educational blog, educational materials, and other educational resources.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We are all too aware how cancer changes how those diagnosed approach everything in their lives - their finances, their job, their relationships, their future.

In an instant it can feel like control is lost. In an instant a diagnosis can change everything. Plans previously made are no longer guaranteed. Never has every moment felt so important. There are new questions, new needs, new challenges. It can be daunting, tiring and frustrating for those diagnosed and those that care for them.

We believe everyone should be free to focus their time and energy on what’s important to them, secure in the knowledge that they have objective, accurate information and necessary resources to make the right decisions, for them, their families and their future.

We’re here to educate and empower those diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers as they focus on living their best lives beyond diagnosis.

Because for as long as there are questions, we’ll have answers.

Triage Cancer provides information to patients, caregivers, health care professionals, and advocates
on practical and legal issues that may impact individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers, through:
- Hosting of educational events on cancer survivorship topics;
- Providing educational materials and resources; and
- Offering a speakers bureau of cancer-related experts, as well as cancer survivors and caregivers who can share their story.

Triage Cancer has a hard--working group of staff, board members, advisory council members, and other volunteers that allow us to effectively deliver our programs. We have more than 50 members of our speakers bureau who are available to deliver programs around the country. We also work with cancer community partners, healthcare professionals, and experts in the areas of medicine, nursing, social work, navigation, nutrition, oncofertility, law, employment, education, finances, insurance, relationships, sexuality and intimacy, pain and palliative care, advocacy, and other areas of cancer survivorship.

From 2012-2020, Triage Cancer provided more than 283,000 people with cancer survivorship education through more than 890 online and in-person educational events, held in all 50 states, DC, and Guam. Additionally, each year, more than 500,000 people are reached through our educational materials, TriageCancer.org, CancerFinances.org, educational blog, and monthly e-newsletters.

Triage Cancer hosts educational events in a variety of formats and locations to try to reach as many people as possible with critical information about cancer-related legal and practical issues. We also provide attendees with valuable materials and resources to receive ongoing navigation and support. Our educational programs receive overwhelmingly positive feedback, with evaluation comments that include:

“I can’t believe I was allowed to do my job as a nurse navigator without this information!”

“I would like to thank you so much for the very pleasant and informative conference. I am a 6 year cancer free survivor and I so wish that I had this information available to me when I was going through my cancer treatment. I came here today to try to get any resources I could pass on to others in order to help them through their cancer in any way I can. Please don't stop doing what you are doing. You are so appreciated.”

“Excellent presentations! All speakers were very educated and well versed in their topic. Great speakers! Well-paced! Great Facility! Bravo! Thanks! I feel confident sharing the link to Triage Cancer with my patients for excellent tools to help navigate some of their very big concerns as we develop their plan for care & coverage.”

“I didn’t know what to expect at this conference, but this has been the best one I have attended since becoming an oncology nurse. Thank you ladies for all you have done, all that you do, and all that you will continue to do. Very empowering and informative.”

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board of directors
as of 2/21/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jodi Omear

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/21/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data