5102.0 Cervical cancer screening, treatment, and disparities in minority and rural women

Wednesday, October 31, 2012: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Cervical cancer disproportionately affects minority, uninsured, and underserved women. Vaccines are available to prevent HPV infection; however, cervical cancer disparities still exist. Panelists will discuss findings related to HPV in racial and ethnic minority women, a community-based participatory project for Latina women, and the roles of acculturation and medical mistrust in cervical cancer prevention behavior. The relationship between minority women’s HPV knowledge and vaccination behaviors will be discussed to inform possible interventions related to HPV knowledge and vaccine uptake. Strategies to improve access to cervical cancer prevention for underserved women will be presented.
Session Objectives: Identify barriers to cervical cancer prevention and control for racial and ethnic minority women Describe innovative program evaluation strategies to improve cervical cancer screening outcomes

Differences in HPV knowledge and vaccination status among U.S. college minority women
Cheryl Vamos, PhD, MPH, Natalie D. Hernandez, MPH, Ellen Daley, PhD, Nancy Romero-Daza, PhD, Lauren Young, BA, Stephanie Kolar, MSPH, Christopher Wheldon, MSPH, MEd and Woojin Chong, MD
Mujer Sana, Familia Fuerte: A promotoras-led culturally competent and linguistically appropriate cervical cancer prevention project for Latina women in the United States
Vicky Cardoza, MPH, A. Manuela McDonough, MPH, CPH, Delia Pompa, MA, Alejandra J. Gepp, MA, Charlotte Kabore', MS, MPH, MCHES, Britt Rios-Ellis, PhD, MS, Selena T. Nguyen-Rodriguez, PhD, MPH, Carmen Velasquez and Alicia Wilson
Medical mistrust as a factor in HPV vaccine intentions among a sample of unvaccinated women of color
Natalie D. Hernandez, MPH, Ellen Daley, PhD, Lauren Young, BA, Stephanie Kolar, MSPH, Nancy Romero-Daza, PhD, Christopher Wheldon, MSPH, MEd, Rasheeta Chandler, PhD, MS, ARNP, FNP-BC and Woojin Chong, MD
Acculturation and vaccine attitudes among racial and ethnic minority females
Lauren Young, BA, Natalie D. Hernandez, MPH, Stephanie Kolar, MSPH, Ellen Daley, PhD, Christopher Wheldon, MSPH, MEd, Rasheeta Chandler, PhD, MS, ARNP, FNP-BC, Nancy Romero-Daza, PhD and Woojin Chong, MD

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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Cancer Forum, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Community Health Workers, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

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

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