5086.0 Breast Cancer Awareness, Screening, and Control: Innovative Strategies for Reducing Disparities

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 8:30 AM
This oral session examines innovative strategies for reducing disparities in breast cancer morbidity and mortality. Efforts to increase breast cancer screening and control activities in a variety of different communities, including urban inner cities, medically underserved areas, small rural states, and US-Mexico border counties are presented. Innovative strategies include programs designed to increase mammography capacity and the use of patient navigators as a means of decreasing breast cancer mortality. Special emphasis is placed on increasing knowledge of risk and prevention for women in at-risk communities.
Session Objectives: 1. Compare breast cancer interventions tailored to diverse communities, with an emphasis on culturally- and linguistically appropriate efforts; 2. Identify strategies for using lay health workers to engage community efforts in breast cancer screening, control, and treatment programs; and 3. Describe potential barriers to meeting mammography capacity in resource-limited environments.
Isabel C. Scarinci, PhD, MPH

8:50 AM
Patient-provider partnership, body knowledge, and long-term practice: BSE beliefs and practices among four ethnic groups in a medically underserved area
Julie Armin, MA, Cristina I. Huebner, MA, Susan Shaw, PhD, James Vivian, PhD, Ana Vargas, BA, Phuong Do, Jeffrey Markham Jr., BA, Victor Reyes and Chandy Leverance
9:10 AM
Upstate Witness Project: Addressing breast and cervical cancer disparities in African American churches
Rachel Mayo, PhD, Dolores B. Scott, MEd and Deloris Williams, RN, MSN, PhD
9:30 AM
Heterogeneity in breast cancer knowledge, attitude and screening practices among Hispanic women with and without a family history of breast cancer
Yelena Bird, MD, PhD, MPH, John Moraros, MD,PhD,MPH,CHES, Mathew Banegas, MS, MPH, Robert W. Buckingham, Dr PH, Sasha King, RN, MPH and Kiran Sapkota, MS

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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Gerontological Health, Maternal and Child Health, Socialist Caucus, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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