Randomized controlled trial of patient navigation for colorectal cancer screening and cancer-related risk, worry in Latino Medicare beneficiaries
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Advocacy for health and health education
Chronic disease management and prevention
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Social and behavioral sciences
Describe the rationale/evidence for using patient navigation to address cancer health disparities Evaluate the effect of patient navigation, compared to printed education materials, on colorectal cancer screening behaviors and knowledge in a predominantly Latino, Medicare population
Keyword(s): Patient Education, Access and Services
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Health Equity and Evaluation Research at the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. I have led a multicenter study examining pathways to effectively use patient navigation to address health disparities among vulnerable populations. I have nearly 10 years of experience in healthcare management, primarily developing/implementing communication and outreach initiatives targeted to diverse patient and physician populations. My educational credentials include a PhD, MBA and MSHA.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.