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Improving Health Insurance Literacy for Young Adult Cancer Survivors

(IRB#: IRB_00164028)

Health insurance can be difficult for young adults with cancer to find answers to questions about their health insurance plan. This studys purpose is to help young adult cancer survivors understand their health insurance and costs. People in this study are required to complete 3 online surveys over 12 months. Each survey will take about 20 minutes. Participants will be paid for completing each activity. Some participants will receive a digital informational booklet about health insurance while other participants will receive this booklet and also complete 4 health insurance support sessions with a navigator. Sessions will be completed on Zoom and last about 45 minutes.


  • All genders
  • Over 18 years old
  • Volunteers with special conditions
  •   From Home
  • Paid

Who can participate?

 Gender: All genders

  Age: Over 18 years old

  Volunteers: Volunteers with special conditions

   Location: From Home

Inclusion Criteria

  • Diagnosed with one of the following cancers: Breast, colorectal, lymphoma, sarcoma, testicular
  • Received a cancer diagnosis between the ages of 26 and 39
  • Has completed initial cancer treatment in the past year
  • Currently has health insurance
  • A patient at the University of Utah/Huntsman Cancer Institute or Intermountain Healthcare

Exclusion Criteria

  • Unable to participate through either phone or a video-capable computer or mobile device (e.g., smartphone, laptop, etc.).
  • Do not have access to the internet
  • Do not speak English

Will I be paid for my time?


For more information contact:

Cindy Turner

IRB#: IRB_00164028

PI: Anne Kirchhoff


Approval Date: 2023-05-24 06:00:00

Study Categories: Breast Cancer Studies, Cancer Studies, Colon Cancer Studies

Last Updated: 6/8/23