How do I find a doctor? I am having issues with the costs of care! How do I manage my symptoms? How do I talk to my children about cancer? Who will take care of my children when I’m in treatment? I need an escape! These are just a few of the issues that patients and their care and support partners identified as obstacles they face while managing cancer. Although there might be solutions to help address some of these issues, many people don’t find out about them when they need them most.
Health Match is a matchmaking platform that was created to provide a lifeline to patients and their families by matching them to solutions based on the issue they need help with. We worked with patients and care/support partners to identify the main issues they face, from the time they experience symptoms through long-term thrivership. We then mapped the tools, services, resources and tips from credible organizations to address these obstacles. To access these solutions, you can click on the issue you are facing below:
- Health Match was co-designed with patients, care/support partners and clinicians.
- Members of the health care team can also prescribe resources to patients and their care/ support partners. Ask your health care team for an information prescription!
- Resources can also be rated! Did the resource help you address an issue you were facing? Was it easy to understand? We are continuously improving Health Match to ensure we match patients and care/support partners with the most helpful resources, and we pay particular attention to your ratings.
- Don’t see an issue you are facing listed? Tell us about it here!