Brain Tumor Network and Unite Us Partner to Increase Access to Community Resources for Patients and Families

The Brain Tumor Network, a trusted and reliable information source focusing on primary brain tumors for patients of all ages, announces its partnership with Unite Us, the nation’s leading technology company connecting health and social care services, to enhance access to resources for patients and families in the brain tumor community throughout the country.

This year, an estimated 25,050 adults and roughly 4,170 children under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with a brain or central nervous system tumor in the United States, according to the Cancer.Net Editorial Board. Furthermore, brain tumors account for 85–90% of all primary central nervous system (CNS) tumors. Worldwide, an estimated 308,102 people were diagnosed with a primary brain or spinal tumor in 2020.

The Brain Tumor Network’s (BTN) collaboration with Unite Us will help connect people living with brain tumors with resources for mental health, transportation, housing, food, financial services, and much more. In 2021, prior to the partnership, the Brain Tumor Network provided free navigation services to 586 families, and 360 of those families received social services. Through Unite Us’ secure technology platform, BTN will have access to a robust coordinated care network across 44 states that will help our community members thrive.

“We are excited about our national partnership with Unite Us that will enable the Brain Tumor Network with greater access to resources throughout the country,” said Sarah Hindle, MSW, LCSW, Social Work Navigator at the Brain Tumor Network. “Through our collaboration, we will be able to extend our reach and ensure that we are providing the best possible care to the patients and families we serve,” she added.

Together, Brain Tumor Network and Unite Us will be able to securely connect people in need with community-based resources that can be otherwise difficult to navigate. With Unite Us, providers across sectors can send and receive secure, electronic referrals and report on tangible outcomes across a full range of services in a centralized, cohesive, and collaborative ecosystem. Unite Us has the only end-to-end solution in the market. Unite Us’ community engagement teams build sustainable partnerships with local organizations to ensure networks have solid foundations, launch successfully, and continue to grow and thrive.

“As we continue to expand the network to support individuals nationwide, we’re proud to support the Brain Tumor Network community’s needs and connect them to much-needed resources. When an individual is diagnosed with a brain tumor, their focus should remain on treatment and recovery; they shouldn’t have to worry about navigating the social service landscape on their own,” said Adrienne Sherk, Senior Director for Community-Based Organization Partnerships at Unite Us.

If you need community resources, you can connect with a navigator at Brain Tumor Network by calling 844-286-6110 or filling out a Get Support form.

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