3263.0 Cancer: Health Education and Promotion Strategies for Prevention and Survivorship

Monday, October 31, 2011: 12:30 PM
Although cancer death rates are declining in the US, cancer remains a major public health issue, especially in risk populations where this decline is not being observed. This session showcases programs/interventions that have effectively reached at-risk populations for screening and other preventive services,
Session Objectives: 1. Identify opportunities for interventions to increase participation in cancer screening. 2. Describe the strategies for developing a community infrastructure for cancer awareness, 3. Discuss challenges faced in implementing comprehensive cancer services.

Table 1
Impact of an Adolescent Educational Program for Preventing Cervicouterine Cancer
Patricio Bertoglia, MD MPH FACOG, John W. Morgan, DrPH, CPH, Joel B. Leiva, ThD, MPH, MTh, Carlos Escudero, MD PhD and Daniza Ivanovic, MSc
Table 2
Healing With Basketball: A unique approach to health promotion for breast cancer survivors
Lynn Grodzki, LCSW, MCC, Andrew Weiss, CPT, Amina Gilyard, MEd, CHES, Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA and Steven R. Patierno, PhD
Table 3
Upward flow of cancer screening appeals: Be brief and provide context
Maghboeba Mosavel, PhD and Ellyn Leighton-Herrmann, MA
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A community-based intervention on Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among Cambodian American Women
Grace X. Ma, PhD, Wanzhen Gao, PhD, Trong Tram, MPH(c) and Yin Tan, MD
Table 5
Physician recommendation as a predictor of participation in colorectal cancer screening: A population-based study of South Carolina adults
Heather M. Brandt, PhD, CHES, Heather Dolinger, MS, PhD candidate, Patricia A. Sharpe, PhD, MPH and James W. Hardin, PhD
Table 6
Colorectal cancer information seeking behavior and trusted sources: Opportunities for intervention
Heather M. Brandt, PhD, CHES, Heather Ranhofer, MS, PhD candidate, Patricia A. Sharpe, PhD, MPH and James W. Hardin, PhD
Table 7
Assessment of a pilot intervention to increase knowledge and testing for hepatitis C in high risk populations
Anna M. Quinn, Heidi Swan, MPH, Randa Sifri, MD, Constantine Daskalakis, ScD, Cynthia Miller, RN, Victor Navarro, MD, Ronald Myers, PhD and Amy Leader, DrPH, MPH
Table 8
Reaching At-Risk Women to Promote Breast Cancer Screening on the Westside of Chicago
Bijou Hunt, MA, Giselle Vásquez-Jones, MPH, Celevia Taylor, Wanda Rodriguez, Naomi Jimenez, BA, Janeen Turner, MPA and Ami Shah, MPH
Table 9
Development of a sustainable, institutionalized cancer awareness infrastructure in Mississippi
Rebekah Young, MPH, CHES, Freddie White-Johnson, MPPA, Rebecca Holland, MPH, MLIS and Jennifer Downey, MA

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Cancer Forum, Alternative and Complementary Health Practices

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)