Cancer Survivorship: Improving Health Equity with Culturally Relevant Tobacco Cessation for Asian Populations

Understanding Social Determinants of Health to Advance Cancer Health Equity: Clinical-Community Linkages
LIVE Session Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 02:00 PM Eastern

As the nation looks forward to formulating strategies in alignment with the upcoming Healthy People 2030 objectives, the need to deliver culturally relevant and effective tobacco cessation interventions to vulnerable populations remains critical. And concerted efforts comprised of community-clinical linkages to improve cancer survivorship by reducing tobacco use disparities associated with late-stage lung cancer and other tobacco-related cancers remains at the forefront.

In collaboration, with the national network: ASPIRE (Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Network to Reach Equity in Tobacco Control and Cancer), this webinar is designed to highlight how tobacco cessation is utilized to address cancer survivorship from a culturally relevant perspective. Participants will learn about the how Asian Smokers Quitline services maximizes use of demographic data (e.g. low socioeconomic status characteristics) and the types of support provided to assist government programs, healthcare systems, coalitions as well as communities and health equity stakeholders with improving tobacco cessation outcomes. In addition, examples of lessons learned from incorporating tobacco cessation as part of community engagement efforts during the current Coronavirus pandemic will be shared. And finally, from a community perspective, examples of evidence-based interventions, and culturally tailored strategies will be featured to assist clinicians, public health professionals and other disciplines with strategic planning, implementation and partnership development strategies.