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The same great benefit is now called Work Stride: Managing Cancer at Work

October 1, 2018

For the past several years, university employees have received a free benefit program called Managing Cancer at Work, which provides information and resources to help employees understand and manage their cancer risk factors and, if diagnosed, cancer treatment—particularly as it impacts work.

Work Stride was developed by experts at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins. It's free, voluntary, and confidential.

What's new?

  • New website with improved navigation
  • Expanded information and resources for every important topic: prevention, diagnosis, treatment and work, caregiving, cancer types, coping, financial/law
  • Enhanced content for managers to help maintain productivity while supporting employees who are in treatment or caring for a loved one in treatment
  • A News & Views section, with videos, blogs, and articles to keep employees current on a range of cancer-related topics
  • More ways to contact and communicate with your certified oncology nurse navigator

It is likely that everyone has been—or will be—touched in some way by cancer. The American Cancer Society reports that nearly one in two men and one in three women in the United States will have cancer during their lifetime. Cancer can happen at any age, but nearly nine out of 10 cancers are diagnosed in people ages 50 and older.

For employees who want to reduce their risk factors, understand cancer types, manage treatment and work responsibilities, or cope with the stresses of caregiving, Work Stride is your trusted source for information and guidance when you need it the most.

Take charge of your health choices now by visiting the Johns Hopkins Work Stride website at workstride.org/jh.