Student to the Rescue: Creating Profiles for Breast Cancer in Missouri Women by State Senatorial District
Purpose: To produce breast cancer profile fact sheets for each senatorial district in Missouri.
Methods: With the assistance of MCR-ARC’s Senior Statistician, I analyzed Missouri’s population-based data on breast cancer among Missouri females and designed profiles containing indicators that would be of potential interest to lawmakers, their constituents and public health officials. These profiles were then published for each of Missouri’s 34 state senatorial districts.
Results: I created 34 Breast Cancer Profiles, each containing breast cancer indicators for each district and the state. I described the impact of breast cancer on the senator’s constituents.
Conclusions/Discussion: Fact sheets by senatorial district may impact a senator’s view of the importance of differences among constituents. In the future, I hope that fact sheets for each legislative district in Missouri can be created.
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Communication and informatics
Diversity and culture
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related public policy
Identify the leading cause of cancer death among women in the U.S. Discuss how incidence rates vary by stage at diagnosis and demographic factors. Explain why creating cancer fact sheets for each state senatorial district in a state might be meaningful.
Keyword(s): Cancer and Women’s Health, Information Technology
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am employed as a graduate student in the cancer registry and the material I am presenting is one component of the project on which I am working. I have a master's degree in public health and am currently pursuing a PhD in health informatics; therefore, I have expertise and knowledge about the subject.
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.