4009.1 Innovative Approaches to Cancer Education and Communication among Ethnic Groups

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
This session will describe diverse methods to educate or communicate with various ethnic groups including African Americans and Native Americans. Approaches to increase clinical trials awareness, screening behaviors, and incorporation of community-based participatory research will be discussed.
Session Objectives: 1. To identify three innovative approaches to communicating with ethnic populations. 2. To describe how disparities have had an impact on awareness of and attitudes about HPV cervical cancer screening. 3. To understand the value of community-based participatory research and how it can help address health disparities.
Robin C. Vanderpool, DrPH, CHES

African American parents' attitudes toward HPV vaccination
Vetta Sanders-Thompson, PhD, MPH, Lauren D. Arnold, PhD, MPH and Sheri R. Notaro, PhD, MPH
Contribution of communication inequalities to disparities in HPV vaccine awareness and knowledge
Emily Zobel Kontos, ScD, Karen M. Emmons, PhD, Elaine Puleo, PhD and K. Viswanath, PhD
Developing a REACH US community action plan to eliminate breast and cervical cancer disparities: Outcomes of a six-state collaboration
Theresa Wynn, PhD, Mona N. Fouad, MD MPH, Isabel Scarinci, PhD, Edward E. Partridge, Rhoda Johnson, PhD and Mark Dignan, PhD
Cancer information seeking among Northeastern Native Americans
Mary K. Canales, PhD, Diane E. Weiner, PhD, Markos Samos, MA, LPC and Nina Wampler, DSc, MPH

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Organized by: Cancer Forum
Endorsed by: Alternative and Complementary Health Practices, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Women's Caucus

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

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