Jeannine Walston- Patient Advocate, Leader, & 21-Year Brain Tumor Survivor

Patient Leader

Jeannine Walston has extensive experience in conventional cancer, integrative cancer care, as well as integrative health and wellness. Her business Integrative Cancer Care for the Whole Person and Healing Focus provides services as a Cancer Coach, Integrative Health Coach, consultant, and speaker. Professional work includes government agencies, healthcare and cancer non-profits, hospitals, clinics, doctors, providers, other businesses, cancer patients, caregivers, and the public. Jeannine is also a brain tumor survivor since March of 1998 that enriches her work and perspectives. Over many years, Jeannine developed expertise about cancer and the importance of integrative cancer care for the whole person. Before starting her own business, she was a writer, trainer, and spokesperson for the National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Clearinghouse (now National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health). Jeannine was also a policy educator, advocate, and lobbyist at the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship and a Manager at the Children’s Cause for Cancer Advocacy, as well as a consultant to the Food and Drug Administration’s Patient Consultant Program and the National Cancer Institute Cooperative Group. In addition, she worked for a Congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, DC as a Legislative Assistant. Jeannine has been published in the media, spoken before many audiences, and received praise from New York Times best-sellers, well-known doctors, advocates, experts in the film industry, people affected by cancer, caregivers, and other individuals. She is based in Los Angeles and works nationally and internationally. Learn more at www.jeanninewalston.com and www.healingfocus.org. Also, explore her cancer story, ways to improve quality of life and survival, calling in life, and more in two brief videos. 20 Year Brain Tumor Survivor – Brain Tumor Story & Benefits https://youtu.be/TZLoQnu4rA0 Jeannine Walston: Motivational Speaker and Inspirational Cancer Survivor https://youtu.be/29bw2kD6ceM

Location

Los Angeles, CA

Nominations

Patient Leader Hero Healthcare Collaborator: Patient Rookie of the Year

Jeannine has dedicated her life to being a patient advocate and has worked tirelessly to improve the quality of health care for all people battling health challenges. She is deserving of this award 100 times over.  — John

I am a cancer survivor. Jeannine Walston's personal experience with cancer and her commitment to help others with her dedication to research and advocating for those she leads makes her a hero in my book. Jeannine Walston work has improved the quality of my life as well as others in the cancer community.  — Jan

Jeannine Walston- Patient Advocate, Leader, & 21-Year Brain Tumor Survivor

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