199690 Adaptation of Cancer 101: A Cancer Education and Training Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 8:30 AM

Katherine J. Briant, MPH, CHES , Northwest Region, National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service, Seattle, WA
Teresa Garrett Hill, RN, MN , Northwest Region, Cancer Information Service, Spirit of EAGLES Community Networks Program, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
Cancer 101 A Cancer Education & Training Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives (Cancer 101) is an evidence-based educational resource tool designed to provide basic information about cancer. Developed in 2002, the curriculum is the result of collaboration between the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, Spirit of EAGLES (SoE), and the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service-Northwest Region (NCI-CIS), who share a common mission to reduce the burden of cancer through education and awareness. Cancer 101 is an education resource developed in collaboration with the community; trainings provide a critical pathway for increasing knowledge about cancer, from diagnosis through end-of-life issues, and to promote action to disseminate the information to reduce the burden and improve survival of cancer within tribal communities.

The popularity and widespread dissemination of the resource, created the need to develop a guide for adapting Cancer 101 for use with other populations. To this end, NCI-CIS formed a national workgroup to bring cultural and professional expertise to formulate adaptation guidelines that take cultural relevance, literacy, and other important issues into consideration when adapting this cancer resource. Workgroup members brought the experience of having partnered with various programs to adapt, implement and evaluate Cancer 101 trainings for targeted audiences. Workshop participants will gain awareness of the Cancer 101 curriculum, and an understanding of the Cancer 101 Adaptation Guidelines.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: 1) describe the Cancer 101: A Cancer Education and Training Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives (Cancer 101) curriculum content and its purpose, 2) explain the purpose of the Cancer 101 Adaptation Guidelines 3) identify the steps that must be taken to create an adaptation of Cancer 101.

Keywords: Cancer, Health Education Strategies

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a co-investigator in the formal evaluation study of the Cancer 101 curriculum and I was co-chair of the workgroup that developed the Cancer 101 Adaptation Guidelines.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.