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Pocket Guide to Patient Advocacy In Cancer

Having cancer or any serious life-changing disease is overwhelming. At a time when you’re anxious and afraid, you are faced with navigating the complicated health care system to get the treatment you need. You and your family also face practical challenges, including paying for and getting to treatment. “Getting told you have cancer is like getting hit by a bus,” says cancer survivor Lou Lanza. It’s almost essential to have some that can help you get back on your feet. You don’t have to—and you shouldn’t try to—do this all on your own. A patient advocate can help make your cancer journey easier.

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Chronic Disease Management Journaling Tool

Therapeutic writing is a kind of structured journal writing. It is a self-care tool to encourage deeper and clearer reflection, processing, and discovery that can help you heal, grow, and thrive. This specific tool has prompts to help those with chronic health conditions.

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University of Cincinnati Integrative Health Learning Collaborative Case

The Integrative Health Learning Collaborative sought to improve the delivery of whole-person care and make integrative health routine and regular in primary care. During the learning collaborative, UC Health at the University of Cincinnati brought more integrative health into group visits, improved the curriculum and process and increased collaboration within UC Health.

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Samueli Institute Integrative Health Learning Collaborative Case

The Integrative Health Learning Collaborative sought to improve the delivery of whole-person care and make integrative health routine and regular in primary care. During the learning collaborative, the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute at the University of California, Irvine developed and piloted a process for inter-professional collaboration with providers who aren’t trained in integrative health, and re-affirmed the importance of integrative health and how institute leaders can support practice transformation at other clinics.

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Jamaica Hospital Integrative Health Learning Collaborative Case

The Integrative Health Learning Collaborative sought to improve the delivery of whole-person care and make integrative health routine and regular in primary care. During the learning collaborative, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center delivered integrative health to more patients, moved the mindset from sick care to wellness and health and showed that it is possible to deliver integrative health to underserved patients in urban health care settings.

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Cleveland Clinic Integrative Health Learning Collaborative Case

The Integrative Health Learning Collaborative sought to improve the delivery of whole-person care and make integrative health routine and regular in primary care. During the learning collaborative, the Cleveland Clinic Family Medicine Residency Program made integrative health tools and visits part of standard residency training and annual physicals at the Lakewood Family Health Center.

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