2017 Innovation Impact


In 2017, these were the top three winners of the Innovation Impact awards: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE), Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research and Myeloma Crowd.

This year, our generous judges also chose two runner-ups: American Gastroenterological Association and National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS).

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Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE): Project DeCoDe-DEveloping COlaborative DEcision-making Guides on Hereditary Breast, Ovarian, and Related Cancers for Patients, Families and their Providers.

FORCE’s goal is to create collaborative decision-making tools to improve communication between patients, families, and healthcare providers.


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Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research: ?SARC-ID (Sarcoidosis Institution Designation Program)

The foundation’s goal is to establish criteria by which sarcoidosis clinics can become certified as centers of excellence and develop a scorecard that tracks patients’ experiences in clinics.


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Myeloma Crowd: HealthTree

Online tool/patient portal where multiple myeloma patients input their specific information and receive personally relevant treatment information such as nearby myeloma clinics, clinical trials, and treatment options.