Jessie Gruman was founder and president of the Center for Advancing Health (CFAH), a nonpartisan, Washington-based research institute, from 1992 until her death in 2014. Drawing from her experiences as both a public health professional and patient allowed Gruman to construct a prolific portfolio of essays.

From this unique viewpoint, Gruman was able to capture the attention of those seeking cancer support or resources by infusing insights, tools, and experience helpful to navigating cancer, from diagnosis to post-treatment. Here you will find over 200 essays written originally for CFAH, and now updated for you, the Prepared Patient®.