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FORCE trains and empowers people to advocate on behalf of the hereditary cancer community, leading to improved public policies at the state and federal levels.

How to become a FORCE Patient Advocate Leader (PAL)

“I am so very grateful to be a part of the FORCE organization and decided to become active in advocacy… If my participation can help others get the best standard of care, then all our work will benefit so many other men and women. I thank you for giving me the opportunity to give back.”

The first step in becoming a Patient Advocate Leader is applying to volunteer for FORCE. Please complete this application if you are interested in being a PAL.

Applicants participate in PALsEd, a self-paced, online course aimed at preparing people to become engaged in advocacy on behalf of the hereditary cancer community. The PALsEd curriculum includes lessons about U.S. federal and state governments and legislatures, laws and regulations that affect access to health services and genetic protections, FORCE policy priorities, sharing your story/experience, connecting with your lawmakers and more.

If you already have public policy/advocacy experience and want to put it to good use or have questions about the PALs Program, please contact Lisa Peabody at [email protected].

The PALs Program is funded in partnership with:

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“I am so very grateful to be a part of the FORCE organization and decided to become active in advocacy… If my participation can help others get the best standard of care, then all our work will benefit so many other men and women. I thank you for giving me the opportunity to give back.”