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Equicare Health announces partnership with Boston based nonprofit, The Samfund, during ASTRO 2016 Annual Meeting

10 August, 2016

Vancouver, BC – Equicare Health Inc., a leading provider of care coordination software, is pleased to announce a partnership with The Samfund, a nonprofit organization that provides financial support for young adult cancer survivors. Equicare will incorporate The Samfund into their booth at the ASTRO 2016 Annual Meeting to increase awareness of local resources for cancer survivors. Equicare will also make a corporate donation to the organization.

TheSamfund_Logo_Horiz_10_15_15“The services provided by The Samfund are invaluable for young cancer survivors,” states Equicare CEO Len Grenier. “One of the reasons a company like Equicare exists is to fill a gap in cancer care, using technology to coordinate clinical follow up and patient engagement. However, we can’t fill every gap, and organizations like The Samfund are an amazing resource for survivors looking to live well following treatment, pay medical bills, or complete an education.”

Samantha Watson, CEO of The Samfund adds, “Equicare Health’s technology aligns with the patient-centered care we’d love to see in the cancer community, and their support enables us to continue moving forward in our work by providing additional resources and grants. We are grateful for this opportunity and for Equicare’s partnership.”

Equicare is also proud to support the ASTRO Survivor Circle program. The Survivor Circle honors cancer survivors in the cities where ASTRO’s Annual Meeting is held, and this year The Samfund is one of two organizations receiving the Survivor Circle Grant.
Len Grenier says, “We can’t say enough about the positive work that both of these organizations are doing for survivors and it is a pleasure to publicly announce our support.”

Equicare plans to make a donation to the Samfund each time ASTRO visitors complete a short survey about patient engagement during the event September 25th – 27th 2016. The Company encourages all attendees to visit booth #9051, to complete the survey and support The Samfund.

About The Samfund
The Samfund, a national non-profit organization, supports young adult cancer survivors in the United States as they recover from the financial impact of cancer treatment. Through direct financial assistance and free online support and education, The Samfund helps young adults move forward towards their personal, professional, and academic goals. For more information, visit http://www.thesamfund.org.

About Equicare Health Inc.
Equicare Health is the industry’s leading provider of comprehensive care coordination solutions. Equicare’s flagship solution EQUICARE CS™ (ECS) is a web-based software tool that facilitates patient engagement, patient navigation, survivorship care, and adherence to standards including Meaningful Use & the Commission on Cancer. ECS enables cancer centers to influence clinical outcomes for patients, optimize revenue streams, and increase operational efficiency. www.equicarehealth.com

Equicare Health Media Contact:
Rachel Richardson
rachel.richardson@equicarehealth.com
604.398.2956
The Samfund Media Contact:
Michele Bennett
Michele@1LCommunications.com
203.246.7859
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