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Caring Voice Coalition

The Caring Voice Coalition is a recommended resource offering outreach services that provide financial support, help with accessing health insurance, travel assistance, and educational materials individuals suffering from such rare chronic diseases as Huntington's disease, narcolepsy, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and chronic pain.

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Review Date: 5/15/2018

Scoring

Ease of Use

The Caring Voice Coalition is easy to use and labeled clearly throughout. Users seeking assistance for specific diseases and conditions can quickly find applicable programs by clicking the "Helpful Resources" link, which allows users to apply to open programs as well as explore a collection of additional resources.

Visual Design

A streamlined homepage guides users through the site's content clearly and quickly. Sharp images and a clean design make this website attractive, simple, and engaging.

Quality

The website is very valuable for patients and caregivers affected by the 12 diagnoses covered on Caring Voice Coalition. Unfortunately, the Caring Voice Coalition is not always accepting applications for patient support, and the patient assistance programs often change, so users will need to check the website frequently for available opportunities.

Credibility

The website has an active blog and community magazine that keep users up-to-date on what the Caring Voice Coalition is doing. The website helpfully designates which programs are accepting new applications. Information on the credentials of individual authors is not provided.

Pros

  1. Easy to locate assistance programs
  2. Clearly indicates programs that are not accepting new applications
  3. Links to national websites for specific disease
  4. New articles are posted at least once a week

Cons

  1. Font can be hard to read against background on some pages
  2. List of diagnoses covered is extremely limited
  3. Available resources for each diagnosis is also limited
  4. Blogs have a narrow scope

Profile

Sponsors / Affiliations: Caring Voice Coalition, a national nonprofit charity organization established in 2003

Accreditations: GuideStar Gold seal of transparency (2017), Charity Navigator 4-Star Charity, NonProfitTimes Best Nonprofits to Work For (2017)

Additional Features: Blog, e-newsletter, videos, community magazine, patient stories

Languages: English

Contact: cvcinfo@caringvoice.org

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