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Action for Health Justice developed a Health Insurance Enrollment Glossary providing an easily understandable, low-literacy, translated glossary of frequently used health insurance–related terms.
American Cancer Society provides cancer information with Chinese and English translations.
Chinese Community Health Resource Center provides health education reading materials in Chinese.
List of Chinese Mental Health Providers in the Chicago Metropolitan Area.
Herald Cancer Association, based in New York, provides educational resources and support information in Chinese.
Multilingual website and helpline (24/7 multilingual number: 800-339-3940) for domestic violence and sexual assault in API communities.
Helping people with cancer afford co-payments for chemotherapy and targeted treatment drugs.
Health Well Foundation provides financial assistance with prescription copays, health insurance premiums, deductibles and coinsurance, pediatric treatment costs and travel costs.
NeedyMeds maintains a website of free information on programs that help people who can't afford medications and healthcare costs.
Patient Advocate Foundation provides case management services and financial aid to Americans with chronic, life-threatening and debilitating illnesses.
The Samfund provides support for young adult cancer survivors in the United States as they recover from the financial impact of cancer treatment.
The American Cancer Society’s wig bank program offers free wigs to cancer patients.
List of Chicago locations offering breast prosthesis programs.
Cancer Care provides comprehensive services, including counseling and support groups (over the phone, online and in person), educational workshops, publications and financial and co-payment assistance.
Culinary Care partners with local restaurants to bring free meals to cancer patients and their families.
The Ellie Fund provides essential support services to breast cancer patients such as transportation to medical appointments, housekeeping, nutritional and grocery assistance, childcare reimbursement, meal prep and therapy services.
This website provides answers to common questions people in Illinois have about caring for their family during this crisis. This website also includes links to additional resources.
Health for All will help you learn more about clinical trials and answers questions that you might have.
Livestrong has put together tools and resources to help ease the challenges of cancer diagnosis.
Recovery on Water (ROW) is a rowing team that gives survivors of breast cancer the unique opportunity to interact, become active in their recovery and gain support from fellow survivors.
Liberate is an meditation app for the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color community. Listen to dozens of guided meditations to ease anxiety, find gratitude, heal internalized racism and micro-aggressions and celebrate Blackness.
Peer-to-peer, community-within-community support networks built by and for those whose lives are affected by mental illness and suicide.
American Cancer Society Resource Center (888-227-6333) provides transportation aid. Patients have up to $400 per calendar year, volunteer-based and requires four days' advance notice. CTA passes require a 10-business-day processing time.
ADA Paratransit is provided for individuals whose disability or health condition may prevent them from using the CTA and/or Pace fixed-route services for some or all of their travel (312-663-4357).
Infinity Transportation provides transportation services that accepts ACS vouchers, requiring 24 hours' advanced notice. Contact Steve Denson at 708-612-4900. Hours are Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.; cost is $25-$50 round-trip.
Dial-a-ride provide service to senior citizens or people with have a disabilities.
Through the American Cancer Society, Road to Recovery offers free rides to treatment, a live 24/7 helpline (800-227-2345) and free lodging near hospitals for people dealing with every type of cancer.
SCR (773-768-7000) provides medical transportation that accepts ACS vouchers; they require 24 hours' advanced notice.
This taxicab company (312-829-4222) accepts ACS vouchers.
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The Center for Health Equity Transformation is a joint center between the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University and the Institute for Public Health and Medicine.