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April 2021

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November 2021

Defining Health Equity & Addressing Racial Disparities

This session aims to level-set, providing an introduction to racial equity and its relationship to health equity, how racism and other barriers contribute to cancer disparities, and share evidence-based principles for practicing health equity. This session will also examine ACS’s work to advance health equity through its various programs.

Didactic Presenters

Ashley Brown, MPP

Erica Warner, ScD, MPH

How Racism Impacts Cancer Outcomes

Cancer is a disease that does not affect everyone equally. Black Americans, and other racial and ethnic groups, face obstacles such as racism and other forms of discrimination. This session will explore the effects that racism has on cancer outcomes – from prevention to diagnosis and survivorship.

Didactic Presenter

Hayley Thompson, PhD

Resuming Cancer Screening Amidst COVID-19

COVID-19 has impacted all facets of healthcare, including life-saving cancer screening measures. This session will explore opportunities for safely re-engaging health systems in cancer screening activities through both a national lens and local implementation efforts.

Didactic Presenters

Shawn Johnson

Laura Makaroff, DO

Addressing Social Determinants of Health and Health-Related Social Needs

This session will explore how the Social Determinants of Health – the conditions in the environment in which people are born, live, learn, work, play worship, and age – affect quality of life and health in those with cancer.

Didactic Presenter

Brian Rivers, PhD, MPH

Understanding Medical Mistrust & Understanding How SDOH Impact Health Outcomes

Building upon previous sessions, we will explore the historical impact of health care mistrust among Black Americans and how mistrust affects health outcomes in Black men and women facing cancer. This session will go on to discuss the training needs of health care providers to foster a greater understanding of how health is impacted by the Social Determinants of Health, and what providers can do to be advocates and foster improved health care among their patients.

Didactic Presenters

Shawn Johnson

Jennifer Tsui, PhD, MPH

Community Engagement & Engaging Underrepresented Populations

Leveraging the use of community partners and stakeholders can be an invaluable tool in promoting health care access and utilization among underrepresented populations. This session will explore common practices for engaging with community partners and methods of outreach for underrepresented populations to increase access to health care services along the cancer care continuum.

Measuring Health-Related Social Needs

How can we use data to inform best practices for programs and services? This session will aim to address ways in which we can examine and measure health-related social needs during project planning and implementation, and how these findings can enhance programs or services for underrepresented populations facing cancer.

Didactic Presenter

Jennifer Tsui, PhD, MPH

Utilizing a Health Equity Lens for Intervention Implementation

Cancer is a disease that does not affect everyone equally. Black Americans, and other racial and ethnic groups, face obstacles such as racism and other forms of discrimination, poverty, food insecurity and lack of access to affordable heathy foods, lower wages, low-quality education, and low-quality housing. These obstacles may affect access to preventative screening, timely care, and potentially life-saving interventions. Health equity in cancer care means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to prevent, find, treat, and survive cancer. This session will examine how to effectively carry out interventions along the cancer continuum using a health equity approach.

Didactic Presenters

Ashley Brown, MPP

Brian Rivers, PhD, MPH

Our Experts

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Ashley Brown, MPP

Strategic Director, Health Equity

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Shawn Johnson

Medical Student

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Laura Makaroff, DO

Senior Vice President, Prevention and Early Detection

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Emily Marlow, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Cancer Disparity Research

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Brian Rivers, PhD, MPH

Professor, Community Health and Preventive Medicine

Director, Cancer Health Equity Institute

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Hayley Thompson, PhD

Professor, Department of Oncology at Wayne State University School of Medicine

Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement at the Karmanos Cancer Institute at Wayne State University

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Jennifer Tsui, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor

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Erica Warner, ScD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

Assistant Investigator at Massachusetts General Hospital

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Disparities Reducing ECHO Guidebook

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Disparities Reducing ECHO – 4-27-2021 – Recording

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Disparities Reducing ECHO – 4-27-2021 – Resources

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Disparities Reducing ECHO – 4-27-2021 – Slides

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Disparities Reducing ECHO – 5-25-2021 – Recording

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Disparities Reducing ECHO – 5-25-2021 – Resources

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Disparities Reducing ECHO – 5-25-2021 – Slides

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Disparities Reducing ECHO – 6-22-2021 – Recording

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Disparities Reducing ECHO – 6-22-2021 – Resources

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Disparities Reducing ECHO – 6-22-2021 – Slides

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Disparities Reducing ECHO – 7-20-2021 – Recording

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Disparities Reducing ECHO – 7-20-2021 – Resources

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Disparities Reducing ECHO – 7-20-2021 – Slides

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Disparities Reducing ECHO – 8-24-2021 – Recording

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Disparities Reducing ECHO – 8-24-2021 – Resources

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Disparities Reducing ECHO – 8-24-2021 – Slides

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AACR – Why do US Cancer Health Disparities Exist

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