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