Work Stride: Cancer Prevention, Navigation, and Support

At least one in three adults in the U.S. will develop cancer in their lifetime, which means that employees may face a cancer diagnosis or care for a loved one with cancer while continuing to work. A Hopkins program, Work Stride: Cancer Prevention, Navigation, and Support is available free of charge as a benefit to JHU employees.

Work Stride: Cancer Prevention, Navigation, and Support is a program designed specifically to meet the needs of employees who want to be proactive in preventing cancer, and those who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis or caring for someone with cancer. It also has information designed specifically for supervisors on how to best support employees through a cancer journey.

Work Stride: Cancer Prevention, Navigation, and Support includes two components: expert and personal support from nurse navigators, and web-based education and resources.

  • A nurse navigator is available by telephone to provide confidential guidance to employees on cancer prevention, medical and work issues while being treated for cancer or when serving as a caregiver for a loved one with cancer, as well as access to support groups and other resources. All conversations with the nurse are confidential and HIPAA protected. To speak with the nurse navigator, call 844-446-6229 or email managecancer@jh.edu.
  • The Work Stride: Cancer Prevention, Navigation, and Support provides comprehensive information and videos for employees, covering topics such as types of cancer, screening, prevention, and caregiver education. A dedicated section of the website is available for managers, offering guidance and resources for supporting and managing employees who have cancer or are caring for someone with cancer.

Work Stride oncology nurse navigator, Rose Wolfe, hosts two monthly support groups. For more information and to get on the registration list for the following sessions, please contact Rose at 844-446-6229 or managecancer@jh.edu.

  • Employee Support Group: First Wednesday of Every Month, noon to 1 p.m.
  • Caregiver Support Group: Second Wednesday of Every Month, noon to 1 p.m.