142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Multi-cultural approaches to breast and cervical cancer prevention and control (a collaborative session with the Women's Caucus and Cancer Forum)

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Effective approaches for enhancing breast and cervical cancer prevention rely on the development of culturally relevant promotion strategies. Toward this end, this session will describe data and unique perspectives obtained from diverse populations including Latina and Muslim women. The session will include a discussion of barriers related to breast and cervical cancer screening including: gaps in knowledge, misconceptions, structural barriers, and community level factors. The identification of facilitators for screening among these diverse groups will also be emphasized. The content of the session will be geared towards researchers and practitioners working in the area of cancer health disparities among women.
Session Objectives: Describe the attitudes and knowledge of cervical cancer risk and HPV vaccine among women living in Panama; Discuss the cultural, religious, and structural barriers and facilitators of breast and cervical cancer screening among Muslim women; Identify community level factors related to cervical cancer knowledge and behavior among Latinas; and Examine a framework for designing evidence-based programs to reduce breast cancer mortality implemented in Latin America.
Jill M. Oliveri, MPH, DrPH

“Pero solo tengo una pareja” (But I only have one partner): Myths and misconceptions regarding cervical cancer and human papilloma virus (HPV) among women in Panama City, Panama
Lisa Werth, B.A., Arlene Calvo, PhD, MPH, Morgan Hess-Holtz, MPH, CPH, Lourdes Alguero, RN, MPH, Sheila Murphy, PhD, Meghan Bridgid Moran, PhD, Joyee S. Chatterjee, PhD, Paula Amezola, MPH and Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati
Muslim Americans Reaching for Health and Building Alliances (MARHABA): A study of breast and cervical cancer screening barriers and facilitators among Muslim women in New York City
Shilpa Patel, MPH, Rahma Mkuu, BS. Health Education, Sindhura Gummi, Sofia Ahsanuddin, Gulnahar Alam, Ramatu Ahmed, Potri Ranka Manis Queano Nur, RN, MA, Helen Cole, MPH, CHES, Lindsey Riley, MPH, Victoria H. Raveis, PhD, Simona Kwon, DrPH, MPH, Joseph Ravenell, MD, MS and Nadia Islam, PhD
Defining neighborhood clusters in a multilevel study of barriers to cervical cancer prevention, detection, and treatment among Latinas in Los Angeles
Nan Zhao, MPH, Anna Loraine Agustin, Sheila Murphy, PhD, Sandra Ball-Rokeach, PhD and Paula Amezola, MPH

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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: Aging & Public Health, Socialist Caucus, Cancer Forum, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health

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

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