In other words – we want to help!
The group has maintained a primary focus of sharing resources and collaborating on ways to best meet the needs of the Colorado young-cancer patient population. Through our quarterly meetings, we are able to analyze and evaluate the greatest areas of service needs facing our constituency and work together to direct resources to meet those needs. Further, the group works with service providers and hospitals to streamline access to care issues so as to assist all patients in getting the quality of care they require.
In other words – we are able to help!
In 2009 we completed our partnership with the Colorado Cancer Coalition, becoming their acting Pediatric Task Force. This partnership has allowed us to ensure that the needs of the pediatric, adolescent and young adult population are addressed at the State level and that the specific concerns for our patient population are also considered by all other Coalition Task Forces. Further, our activities with the Coalition have allowed Colorado to be among the first states in the nation to fully address the needs of the pediatric and adolescent/ young cancer population in a State Cancer Plan.
In other words – we are making sure that the State is ready to help, too!
The Colorado Kids Cancer Association is one of the first organizations of its kind and members of the Association are actively involved with other national organizations looking to build similar associations within their own state.
In other words – we are helping ensure there is help across the country for all kids battling cancer!