About Vital Options InternationalSupporting Patients' Needs | Giving Voice to Patients
Vital Options International has expanded its mission to become a global health foundation focused on supporting the financial needs of patients and giving patients a voice.
From a culminating 30+ years as an innovative leader in patient advocacy, our expanded mission includes direct support of patients, their caregivers and families across all chronic and life-threatening illnesses through the Selma Schimmel Vital Grant.
The Selma Schimmel Vital Grant is a financial support program focused on helping patients and families who are enduring financial hardship while battling cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. The Vital Grant program will pay for things like transportation to treatment, treatment costs, medication, groceries and other expenses. The program is administered by our partner foundations with the capacity and infrastructure to accept applications from patients and families, and distribute the funds.
Vital Options is still committed to giving a voice to patients, caregivers, families and healthcare professionals through our award-winning Vital Conversations and Advocacy In Action programs. This blend of patient stories and insights from healthcare professionals provides patients and their families valuable guidance to the treatment and support they need.
A Message from the VOI Board
Welcome to Vital Options International! From a culminating 30+ years as an innovative leader in patient advocacy, today represents a pivotal chapter in the life of this organization as we look to our future of supporting patients, their caregivers and families. With new ways to support patients, a new Board of Directors with renewed energy, we are committed to our mission of generating global health solutions and conversations.
Vital Options International continues to bring you access to dialogues with patients, medical professionals and advocates from across the globe that ultimately enlighten, engage and empower you to understand the heart of the patient experience.
Thank you for engaging with us. We hope you’ll check back often for updates, join our community, interact through our social media, share our video resources with others and let us know what topics you would like to hear about. With your input and support, vital awareness of all our options becomes clearer.