Vision: Conquer Cancer Together
Mission: Connecting people and resources to strengthen cancer prevention, detection and quality of life in Nebraska.
Innovations in Cancer Screening and Prevention: How to Lay the Groundwork for Health Equity
Wednesday, February 15,12p-1p CST
About the Webinar:
Although cancer incidence and mortality overall are declining in all population groups in the United States, certain groups continue to be at an increased risk of developing or dying from particular cancers. Certain groups in the United States experience cancer disparities because they are more likely to encounter obstacles in getting health care. Because many different factors can influence cancer disparities, addressing them is not always simple or straightforward. Join us to learn more about these factors, the impact of innovation and developing a framework for health equity.
1) Identify the factors that contribute to cancer mortality.
2) Analyze the impact of various innovations in care on the emergence of disparities.
3) Discuss how new screening modalities might affect disparities.
4) Develop a framework to strive for health equity within organizations, programs and communities.
About the Speaker
Richard Wender, MD, has dedicated his career to leading medical and public health efforts that strive to improve the quality of primary care, implement population health, and address social determinants of health in the continuous pursuit of equity for all people. He is currently Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. From 2013 to 2020, Dr. Wender served as the first Chief Cancer Control Officer of the American Cancer Society. He helped to build a cancer control team that launched a transformative national initiative to achieve 80% colorectal cancer screening rates in every community and a national and global campaign to increase HPV vaccination rates. Dr. Wender has continuously advocated for the importance of preventive care and for the creation of an effective bridge between primary care and public health.
1.0 Continuing Education Contact Hours awarded by Iowa Western Community College, Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #6
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