5080.1 Health promotion approaches to addressing cancer health disparities (organized jointly by Cancer Forum and Public Health Education and Health Promotion)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
This session will report research and practice on using health promotion techniques to address cancer health disparities. Approaches related to cancer screening, increasing cancer-related knowledge, and using community assesses to address cancer prevention and control will be discussed.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe educational techniques to increase cancer screening 2. List culturally-based barriers to breast cancer screening 3. Discuss use of community assets to address disparities in cancer prevention and control.

Overcoming cancer screening disparities among low-income Latinos: Outcomes of a CRC education intervention
Armando Valdez, PhD, Rene Salazar, MD, Marilyn A. Winkleby, MPH, PhD, Susan Stewart, PhD and María E. Fernández, PhD
An integrated approach to raise awareness about cancer news and information in minority communities
James Alexander, Madeline La Porta, MS, Natalie Joseph, MS, Dana Eisenberg, MA, Lena Hale and Harry T. Kwon, PhD, MPH, CHES
Leveraging community assets to combat health disparities in suburban counties in Chicago
Melissa A. Simon, MD, MPH, Kara Murphy, Belinda Reyes, MSW, Nadia Hajjar, MPH, Shaneah Taylor, MPH and Richard Endress, PhD
Health equity evaluation of a Canadian breast cancer screening program
Rebecca Lobb, ScD, MPH, Verna Mai, MD, MHSc, FRCPC and Richard H. Glazier, MD, MPH

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Cancer Forum

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