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About Vital Options International

Educating and Supporting Patients’ Needs | Giving Voice to Patients and Caregivers

Vital Options International has expanded its mission to become a global health foundation focused on health education, supporting the financial needs of qualified patients and their families and giving patients and caregivers a voice through community and advocacy.


From a culminating 30+ years as an innovative leader in patient advocacy, our expanded mission includes direct support of qualified patients, their caregivers and families across all chronic, terminal and rare conditions through the Selma Schimmel Vital Grant.


The Selma Schimmel Vital Grant is a financial support program focused on helping qualified patients and their families who are enduring a financial hardship while battling a chronic, terminal or rare condition. The Vital Grant program assist qualified patients for things like transportation to treatment, groceries and other living expenses. The program is administered in part by our partner foundations along with support from our Vital Partners who assist through donations and other capabilities.


Vital Options is and will always be committed to providing education along with giving a voice to patients, caregivers, families and healthcare professionals through our Vital Education and award winning Vital Conversation and Advocacy In Action programs. This blend of combining education, patient stories and insights from healthcare professionals provides patients and their families valuable guidance to the treatment and support they need.

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