Our team uses all the resources in our capacity to overcome cancer health disparities and ensure that cancer patients and their families receive help with their struggle, be it related to healthcare or non-health related gaps in resources(social determinants, life food insecurity, transportation, utility issues, shelter and other issues).Too many people in our communities avoid getting any medical treatment because they either don’t have medical insurance, can’t afford expensive medical bills or don’t have an access to resources. To help these patients, we use NOLA-SDoH forms. All patients are required to fill out an
form that gives us basic information about their race, lifestyle, gaps in care and essential non health related resource. Based on this information, we can see whether the patient has access to cancer screening, appropriate testing, willingness to participate in clinical trials, whether they can afford medical treatment and whether they have insurance to cover their medical expenses.
With the help of this information, NOLA ensures that patients get the medical resources they require. For patients who can’t afford medical treatment, NOLA (in partnership with CBCCA
)will identify and locate resources for their entire course of treatment and medications, ensuring that financial constraints do not interrupt treatment. NOLA also provides knowledge to patients on the importance of timely cancer screening, emphasizing the impact it has on patients who avoid getting it done and end up diagnosed with advanced cancer. With the help of CCORN
, NOLA also ensures that patients not only have access to medical screening but also have access to potential clinical trials alongside the latest medication and therapies. For patients who lack medical insurances, NOLA, with the help of its partners, can assist eligible patients in finding coverage. NOLA also ensures that its patients have comfortable environments to live in. With the help of
the team of NOLA can know if patients have access to food, transportation, electricity and other basic necessities. If the patient is struggling to get any of these basic utilities, NOLA, with the help of Pathways Rock Hill, will ensure that they have access to food coupons, free electricity, and other amenities and facilities to build the ecosystem for healthcare and