Influence of State and National Policies on Cancer Prevention, Screening, and Treatment
Monday, November 2, 2015: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
This session will highlight different pathways through which national, state, and institutional policies can exert significant influence on cancer prevention, screening, and treatment. One pathway, at an institutional level, involves using a structured patient navigation model to improve adherence to screening recommendations. A second pathway explores the utility of state-level Comprehensive Cancer Control plans to help reduce barriers and improve access to cancer screening and treatment. A third pathway involves integrating modifications to institutional policies and data-driven workflow changes to improve cancer screening rates across a network of federally qualified health centers. Finally, nationally-representative data on health care coverage and financial barriers to care among individuals with a cancer history will stimulate discussion of the implications of the Affordable Care Act for cancer care and outcomes.
Session Objectives: Identify different pathways through which institutional, state, and national policies can influence cancer prevention, screening, and treatment. Assess the effectiveness of a structured patient navigation program in increasing adherence to colonoscopy screening. Explain how state-based Comprehensive Caner Plans can be utilized to reduce barriers and improve access to cancer screening and treatment. Describe how institutional policy and workflow changes can result in improvements in cancer screening rates across a networks of federally qualified health centers. Discuss the potential implications of the Affordable Care Act for access to cancer care and cancer-related outcomes.
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Organized by: Cancer Forum
Endorsed by: APHA-Committee on Women's Rights
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)
Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)