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Myeloma Link - Health Disparities Committee

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Northern Ohio Chapter

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At The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), we're passionate about our mission: to cureleukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma,and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. We fulfill this mission every day by providing information, resources, and support to those affected by blood cancers.

At LLS, we stand for equal treatment, equal opportunity, and equal rights for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), people with disabilities, Hispanics and Latinx, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, veteran, women, and other underrepresented groups.

LLS recognizes Black communities face significant health disparities directly associated with key social determinants of health, including poverty, inadequate access to medical care, educational inequalities, language barriers, individual and environmental factors, as well as bias in the healthcare delivery system. When it comes to blood cancer, Black Americans have twice the incidence of myeloma as white Americans. Further, Black Americans are significantly less likely to receive the latest treatments and are more likely to experience treatment delays.

We are looking for volunteer committee members who can help inform the outreach strategy for our Myeloma Link program by building and growing strong relationships with trusted community partners, both at the grassroots and mainstream levels. Join us as a volunteer and join the cause that’s having the most impact on finding new ways to fight cancer because beating cancer is in our blood. Sign up here: www.lls.org/PAvolunteer.

Position Summary: In conjunction with the Patient & Community Outreach Manager, assist with the development of new relationships or enhance existing relationships with:

  • Community-based organizations
  • Community health workers, federally qualified health centers, primary care, etc.
  • Faith-based groups and churches
  • Black barber shops
  • Media partners and social media influencers
  • Local celebrities
  • Elected officials
  • Other prospective partners who share a commitment to serving the needs of Black Americans

Time commitment: 5 hours per month or mutually agreed upon time. 1 year commitment desired.

Location: Remote, Cleveland or Northern Ohio area preferried. Must have access to computer, internet, email, and phone.

Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity with local community and needs
  • Commitment to addressing issues of health equity in local community
  • Comfortable working with Microsoft programs and remote video conferencing
  • Detail-oriented and organized

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING A PART OF THIS COMMITTEE, PLEASE VISIT WWW.LLS.ORG/PAVOLUNTEER TO COMPLETE AN ONLINE APPLICATION OR CONTACT SADIE at SADIE.SZRAMA@LLS.ORG FOR MORE INFORMATION. ONCE RECEIVED, YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE REVIEWED AND YOU WILL BE CONTACTED REGARDING NEXT STEPS.

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About Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Northern Ohio Chapter

Location:

6111 Oak Tree Blvd., Suite 130, Independence, OH 44131, US

Mission Statement

The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. We work tirelessly to find cures and ensure patients can access the lifesaving treatments they need. When someone experiences the fear and uncertainty of a blood cancer diagnosis, we provide hope, compassion, education and support. Our impact is felt beyond blood cancer. The breakthrough treatments we helped advance for blood cancers are now improving the lives of people affected by many types of cancer.

Description

Volunteers are our partners in the crusade to end cancer.

In 2017, LLS volunteers made a significant impact while selflessly dedicating their time and talent to achieve our mission. With countless ways to engage, from fundraising to providing patient support, our volunteers are changing the landscape of cancer.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Northern Ohio Chapter was founded in 1970 to serve residents who have been touched by one of the blood cancers: leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. The chapter serves the following counties: Ashland, Ashtabula, Columbiana, Crawford, Cuyahoga, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Geauga, Hancock, Henry, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Lucas, Mahoning, Medina, Ottawa, Paulding, Portage, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Wayne, Williams, Wood & Wyandot.

Community
Health & Medicine
Race & Ethnicity

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Social Work
  • Faith-based Leadership

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • 3-5 hours / week

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