Understanding Social Determinants of Health to Advance Cancer Health Equity: Clinical-Community Linkages
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) intersectoral action to address social determinants of health (SDoH) continues to emerge as a key approach for improving health equity. Moreover, partnerships across the spectrum of health locally, regionally and nationally are needed to influence the social and economic landscape (including resource allocation) that enables the health and wellbeing of populations diagnosed with medical conditions such as: cancer among low-income populations.
As noted by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), cancer disparities exist when outcomes are improving overall; however these improvements are delayed on absent among some populations compared to other populations. This includes cancer disparities defined by geography (rural, metropolitan, frontier communities) as well as low socioeconomic status (SES) characteristics such as: income, education, health insurance status and disability. Complex and multilevel system influences along with multiple types of determinants can contribute to individual cancer risk and the likelihood of survival following a cancer diagnosis.
This webinar/webcast is designed to serve as a roadmap for addressing social determinants of health to advance cancer health equity from an array of sectors (healthcare, academic, community-level). In an effort to support state strategic planning, participants will also learn more about how to apply a social determinants of health framework across the cancer control continuum to improve outcomes. And examples of evidence-based interventions (EBIs), best practices, and resources will be featured to assist clinicians, public health professionals and other disciplines with acquiring a greater understanding of how to apply patients' or clients' social determinant of health factors for use during the cancer care plan development process.
By the end of this webinar, participants will learn more about the a.) general tenets of social determinants of health (SDoH) that can be tailored to support health equity related to cancer screening, early detection and survivorship b.) how to apply SDoH components as part of state strategic planning and plan of care processes and c.) examples of evidence-based interventions, resources and services utlized to strengthen community-clinical linkages among low-income populations along the cancer continuum.
Audience: State and local government programs (cancer, chronic disease, tobacco prevention and control) and other public health agencies, medical systems: hospitals, rural health clinics, federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), cancer centers, physician offices, medical/healthcare associations, cancer and other health coalitions, academic institutions, as well as health plans, non-profit organizations, community-based organizations focused on cancer screening and survivorship.
SelfMade Health Network (SMHN), Nuestras Voces (Our Voices) Network and Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) have collaborated to sponsor this webinar.
Kassandra Alcaraz, PhD, MPH [American Cancer Society]
Rosy Chang Weir, PhD [ On behalf of the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations collaboration with National Association of Community Health Centers and Oregon Primary Care Association]
Allison Stover Fiscalini, MPH [Athena Breast Health Network, University of California-San Francisco Breast Care Center]
Sue Friedman, DVM, Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
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