"Who We Are"
The Cancer Resource Center of the Desert (CRCD) is the only non-profit community-based organization providing cancer Patient Navigation to persons in the Imperial Valley community. The CRCD Patient Navigation program is a comprehensive service that has benefited cancer patients since September 2006. CRCD continually strives to improve the quality of service and has expanded its programs to meet the multiple and growing needs of the community. CRCD bridges the gaps in the fragmentation of cancer care that occurs when consumers are in emotional distress; do not understand their diagnosis or treatment plan; are unfamiliar with the cancer healthcare system; and are uninformed regarding their insurance coverage. CRCD’s innovative service ensures a positive effect on quality, cost, and satisfaction of the consumer and clinical team.
The Cancer Resource Center of the Desert's mission is to provide a guiding hand and compassionate heart to cancer patients and their families through services that educate, guide, support, and empower the patient through the cancer journey.
History of CRCD
The Cancer Resource Center of the Desert (CRCD) was inspired by the unique needs of cancer patients and their families in Imperial County. There are no medical navigations systems in this county for the services required by cancer patients. The following overview synthesizes the community its needs, and the bridge that CRCD forges between them.