5077.0 Improving Cancer Screening Practices

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 8:30 AM
Regular screening facilitates reduces the mortality of many cancers by increasing the early detection at a stage in which the malignancy is most treatable and survival most likely. Among under-insured, uninsured, and minority populations, low screening rates contribute to higher mortality rates from cancer. This session focuses on health education and promotion strategies to improve screening behaviors in diverse at-risk populations.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss the greatest influencers on screening decisions among at-risk populations. 2. Discuss the use and impact of technology in increasing cancer screening.
Barbara E. Giloth, DrPH, CHES

8:45 AM
Role of social capital in cancer screening adherence
Amy Leader, MPH, Mona Sarfaty, MD, Lorien Abroms, ScD, Samuel Simmens, PhD and Richard Windsor, PhD
9:15 AM
Oregon's public/private partnership for breast and cervical cancer screening
Maureen C. Hinman, Sara K. Padilla, MPH, Christine McDonald and Gail Brownmiller
9:30 AM
Feasibility of implementing a patient education program on colorectal cancer screening in a general medicine clinic
Marla L. Clayman, PhD, MPH, Michael S. Wolf, PhD, MPH, David W. Baker, MD, MPH, Kenzie Cameron, PhD MPH and Gregory Makoul, PhD

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing