Category Archives: How We Help

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Understanding disability assistance: FAQs

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CVC Patient Advocate II Nora Ciancio has a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics at the University of Richmond (Va.), and a J.D. at Penn State Law in State…

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Six Tax Tips To Know Before You File

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As the holidays end and the New Year begins, tax season looms large for all of us. Many people are more than happy to file their returns as soon as…

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Teatime snack recipes

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The spring issue of CVC’s Community magazine will feature lots of great tips about tea—from brewing the perfect cup, to knowing the difference between varieties. Many cultures—particularly those where tea…

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Marketplace: Insuring your health

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CVC Program Manager, Lauren Ruiz, explains the process of applying for health insurance coverage through the Federal or State Marketplace, and highlights the recent changes in the Open Enrollment Period….

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Close up: Lauren Ruiz, Program Manager

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Lauren Ruiz

Helping people in the now, with their immediate needs, is important. Working here made me realize that. I started at Caring Voice Coalition (CVC) nearly four years ago after graduating…

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Legal Corner: 6 Simple Steps to an Estate Plan

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We know it’s not fun to think about, but the reality of life is that it isn’t going to last forever. We’re talking about estate planning — something that’s important…

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Helpful Resources

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Patient Associations Bile acid deficiency – Council for Bile Acid Deficiency Diseases Chronic granulomatous disease – Chronic Granulomatous Disease Association Chronic granulomatous disease – Living with CGD Chronic pain –…

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May Is Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month

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Jean Wittie shared her story with us back in November of 2012 for our special edition of Community magazine, In Their Words. Her story detailed how Huntington’s disease has affected…

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Do I Need a Power of Attorney?

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A question CVC is often asked is whether or not patients need a Power of Attorney (POA). But before I can answer that, I’d like you to understand what a…

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Living with Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD)

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Twin boys Easton and Owen Jouppi were diagnosed with CGD a week before their first birthday. Here, the boys’ parents, Nicole and Mike Jouppi, discuss what it means to care…

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Patient Education

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CVC understands what it means to live and cope with a chronic illness. Patients often experience any number of emotions that prevent them from making the best decisions for their physical…

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Disability Program

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CVC’s Disability Program supports patients through the various stages of the Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance application process. Our patient advocates coordinate supporting evidence, assess eligibility, submit claims for…

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Health insurance counseling

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Patients often have trouble finding affordable health insurance plans or may encounter issues they’re unable to resolve. CVC insurance specialists investigate, review and explain patients’ current benefits to them. We work…

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Cindy’s Story

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I have had a long history of coronary heart disease so it is not uncommon for me to experience angina on a regular basis. However, in November 2009 it became…

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Rosemary’s Story

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I was diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension November of 2011. The years before that, I was very active. I had earned a Masters Degree in Counseling in 2006, the same year…

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