Episode #31 Helen Palamino CEO, LCSW

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Happy Wednesday! Tune into Episode #31 to get to know Helen Palamino CEO, LCSW of The Cancer Resource Center of the Desert

Helen Palomino is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and CEO of the Cancer Resource Center of the Desert(CRCD). In 2008 she graduated with a Masters Degree in Social Work from SDSU School of Social Work. After graduating she joined CRCD as a medical social worker. The Cancer Resource Center of the Desert is the only local non-profit community-based organization providing comprehensive cancer Patient Navigation to individuals living in the Imperial Valley community. Over 2,400 Imperial County patients have been served since 2006. All services are provided at no cost to the patient.
According to Mrs. Palamino, CRCD provides Imperial Valley cancer patients personalized service to help them manage their diagnosis at no cost to the patient. The organization open its doors in 2006 and has provided service to over 2,500 Imperial County residents. As the only local NPO, the organization offers Clinical Patient Navigation Services by Master’s level trained staff. All CRCD staff are CITI Certified to conduct Research by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative.
In 2018, CRCD served 388 cancer patients
85% of CRCD cancer patients are Hispanic
63% Monolingual Spanish: many of these patients are in need of better understanding how the US Healthcare system works.
64% are Female and 36% Male
In Imperial County, CRCD works closely with patient, family, and oncology team.
For more information please contact:
Helen Palomino, LCSW, CEO
444 S. 8th St., Suite B-3
El Centro, CA 92243

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