142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Breast cancer disparities: Intersectionality of race, place and access to care

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Wednesday, November 19, 2014: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Individual and system-level factors influence persistent disparities in breast cancer incidence and mortality. Social, economic, structural, and environmental barriers contribute to increasing and persistent breast cancer disparities. In this oral session, panelists will describe a variety of methods to address breast cancer disparities, including network analysis, GIS mapping, community engagement, and community-based participatory research. Relationships between racial/ethnic identity, residence, and access to access to cancer prevention services will be explored to inform breast cancer prevention interventions. Strategies to improve equitable access to quality care in community-based and clinical settings will be discussed.
Session Objectives: Describe social, economic, structural, and environmental barriers to breast cancer screening; Evaluate the importance of social ties in designing women’s health interventions using network analysis and community engagement strategies; and Discuss how community and organizational characteristics affect access to care for breast cancer screening for rural and urban women in the United States.
Michelle Williams, PhD, MPH, CHES

Identifying areas with high breast cancer mortality rates, using GIS mapping and secondary data sources
Jeannine Everhart, M.S., MBA, Ph.D. student, Debra Boardley, PhD, RD, LD and Jacqueline Luke, MS, PhD Student
Network analysis of organizations providing mammography in a rural region
Suzanne Lea, PHD, Nancy Winterbauer, PhD, MS, MA, Jacqueline Merrill, PhD, MPH, RN and Ashley Tucker, MPH
Sustainable Education to Eliminate Disparities (SEED) in breast cancer
Pamela Ratliff, MPA, Michelle Moseley, MA, CHES, Mahasin S. Mujahid, PhD, MS, Dolores Moorehead, Jackie Mungo, Wendy Favila-Penney, LVN and Kim Rhoads, MD, MS, MPH, FACS

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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Cancer Forum, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, 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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