3253.0 Serving Rural & Underserved Populations

Monday, October 31, 2011: 12:30 PM
Rural America is a unique health care delivery environment that requires innovative approaches to delivering health care. This session will access racial and ethnic disparities and chronic medical illnesses. Attendees will hear about the federally supported project FESC and primary care services in remote areas. In specific, this session will examine challenges to cancer screening in rural Appalachia.
Session Objectives: (1) Evaluate racial/ethnic differences in use of specific prostate cancer treatment modalities in men ≤ 55 years of age. (2) Identify opportunities for and barriers to emergency and extended-stay care in frontier areas. (3) Define health disparity in the Alberta context. (4) Identify key barriers, at the individual and community levels, to receiving guideline-concordant cancer screening in rural Appalachia.
Carmen Moten, MPH, PhD

12:30 PM
Racial/Ethnic Disparities in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer Among Men Age 55 Years and Younger
Alicia Brasel, Heather Orom, PhD and Willie Underwood, MD, MS, MPH
1:10 PM
Defining health disparity: The Alberta Context
Flora Aladi, MB BCH, Joseph Osuji, BsCN, MN, PhD and Micheal Uzoka, MBA, MS, PHD
1:30 PM
Cancer screening in rural Appalachia
Amal Khoury, PhD, MPH and Amanda Horne, MPH

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