Chronic Disease Fund, Inc.

Effective Compassion

aka Good Days   |   Frisco, TX   |  https://www.mygooddays.org/

Mission

We help to pay the prohibitively costly insurance co-pays of life-extending and life-saving treatments for people otherwise unable to afford those treatments. Good Days offers patients and families additional financial help, emotional support, and guidance to the best available information and support for each specific disease state. While this delivery model for costly treatments is not perfect, it is the only avenue providing relief for hundreds of thousands of people who otherwise face debilitating daily routines and fewer days on earth. We strive to fill that role as transparently as we can, until the day a better model is in place. Our first and foremost focus is on the patient.

Ruling year info

2005

Principal Officer

Ms. Clorinda Walley

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Randall Odebralski

Main address

2611 Internet Blvd. Suite 105

Frisco, TX 75034 USA

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EIN

61-1462062

NTEE code info

Cancer (G30)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (G12)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (G01)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Access to care can be prohibitively costly particularly if you suffer from cancer or other chronic and rare conditions. For patients faced with an unexpected diagnosis, out-of-pocket costs can cause financial hardship and contribute to medical debt that leads to bankruptcy. As a result, chronic illness sufferers often must choose between treatments that are vital to their health and affording everyday necessities.

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?

Medication Co-Pay Assistance for the Underinsured

A world where no one has to choose between treatment and the necessities of life.

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 underinsured patients provided access with healthcare resources.

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

People with diseases and illnesses, People with HIV/AIDS

Related Program

Medication Co-Pay Assistance for the Underinsured

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Since 2003, Good Days has provided more than 800,000 grants and helped more than 500,000 people with access to healthcare resources.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Good Days makes life-saving and life-extending treatments affordable.

Good Days supports many patients with cancer and other chronic and rare conditions across the U.S. by covering costly co-pays, allowing families to receive treatment without destroying their finances.

In some cases, Good Days also provides additional financial assistance for health insurance premiums and treatment-related travel expenses. Thanks to our expert Patient Care Navigators, Good Days provides emotional support over the phone and can connect patients and families to disease-specific resources.

•Good Days offers patient assistance programs. Qualifying and enrolling takes about 30 minutes and is often completed while you are at your doctor's office or pharmacy.
• Good Days strives to make enrollment and re-enrollment as simple as possible so patients can focus on their lives, given their extraordinary situation.
• Good Days is a conduit to additional emotional support through foundations and other organizations dedicated to helping those with specific life-altering conditions.
• Good Days is a non-profit, and as such operates in complete transparency.
• Good Days is here to help you, and will work as your advocate. We are dedicated to our patients. We strive to relieve the burden of paperwork for patients and families.
• Our Patient Care Navigators are invaluable wellness partners for the patients they serve.

Good Days provides financial support for patients who cannot afford the treatment they urgently need. Good Days has streamlined the enrollment process so patients can receive immediate determination of eligibility for financial assistance.

Good Days offers numerous funds for individual disease states. The status of the fund for each individual disease state may change throughout the year—from open to closed or closed to open—as funds are drawn down or more money becomes available.

Since 2003, Good Days has provided more than 800,000 grants and helped more than 500,000 people with access to healthcare resources.

Good Days regularly partners with leading healthcare organizations and advocacy groups to raise awareness and provide additional patient support wherever possible.

Good Days will continue to serve as a safety net for patients who find they are underinsured when faced with an unexpected diagnosis as well as continue to explore new ways to provide more holistic patient support.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Suggestion box/email, Social Media Platforms,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    The development and rollout of our new Reimbursement App. It is available in the Apple and Google app stores. It was creates to improve the convenience and turnaround time in patients submitting claims for reimbursement.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Chronic Disease Fund, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 1/28/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Honorable Glen Ashworth

Gary Barton

Dr. David Levine

Seth Kamber

Nhat Nguyen

Walgreens

Tricia Freels

Good Days

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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/28/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data