Webinar

Policy and Practice Interventions from a Health Equity Perspective: Men’s Health, COVID-19 and Low Socioeconomic Status (SES)

LIVE Session Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 at 12:00 PM Eastern

Exacerbated by low socioeconomic status (SES) factors, disparities or significant differences in COVID-19 morbidity and mortality rates exist upon comparison by gender. As a result of these health disparities, COVID-19 mortality rates are higher among male populations including those diagnosed with chronic diseases, related risk factors as well as male adults residing in areas with limited or minimal access to routine preventive services (including medically underserved areas).


Colorectal Cancer: Opportunities to Advance Health Equity with Healthy People 2030 Objectives from a Low Socioeconomic Status (SES) Perspective

LIVE Session Thursday, November 18th, 2021 at 12:00 PM Eastern

As noted in the recent American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) post from July 2021, "without purposeful intervention, COVID-19 pandemic related disruptions in preventive services may widen existing cancer disparities." With the notable release of the Healthy People 2030 national objectives, social determinants of health (SDoH) objectives combined with several cancer-related objectives that focus on evidence-based cancer screening, prevention, care and survivorship strategies create an opportunity for multi-level and multi-sectors to steadily improve health equity outcomes.


Men’s Health: The Intersection of Cancer Survivorship, Health Equity and Socioeconomic Factors

LIVE Session Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 01:00 PM Eastern

Overall, in the United States; the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a reduction in the utilization of some healthcare preventative services as well as cancer services. As referenced in the article Cancer Care During and After the Pandemic, the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted populations along the “cancer continuum through interruption, delays, and altered modes of screening, diagnosis, and treatment as well as follow-up and palliative care. Cancer screening, early detection, and diagnosis pathways must be reinstated and prioritized according to people’s risk of both COVID-19 and cancer.”


Exploring Opportunities to Reduce Risks Along the Cancer Control Continuum

LIVE Session Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 01:00 PM Eastern

Healthcare delivery, health disparities and implementation science are three of the “Crosscutting Areas” aligned with the cancer control continuum by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). As noted in our newly released 2021 SelfMade Health Network (SMHN) Leadership Council Joint Statement Document, we understand that the toll of the COVID-19 pandemic has fallen disproportionally on the nation’s most vulnerable populations. We acknowledge the importance of seeking solutions to minimize the collective human and economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on Americans diagnosed with chronic diseases nationwide including: breast, colorectal and lung cancers; especially among low-income populations. And as noted in the National Public Radio (NPR) Special Series: The Coronavirus Crisis news article, vulnerable communities are disproportionately harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

A national consensus exists that there is a vital need to address disparities across the entire cancer control continuum including cancer care. Factors commonly identified as having the greatest potential impact on cancer health equity and patient outcomes include: health system changes, healthcare access, coordination of care, patient navigation, community-clinical linkages, and community engagement. Both social and structural determinants contribute to disparities in cancer outcomes among medically underserved populations including rural and racial/ethnic minority populations. In addition, micro-level factors including health insurance status affect cancer outcomes across the cancer control continuum (including cancer survivorship). As Healthy People 2030 National Objectives continue to move to the forefront, ensuring a strategic focus on improving health equity to reduce late or advanced-stage cancers (including breast, colorectal and lung cancers) among populations with low socioeconomic status (SES) characteristics remains significant.

This webinar/webcast highlights a panel of experts and is designed to serve as a guide to advance cancer health equity among low-income populations. It features a summary of expert informed key findings and priority actions across and between the cancer continuum of care related to breast cancer, colorectal cancer and lung cancer impacting medically underserved populations. As a result, participants will learn more about how to apply an actionable framework across the cancer continuum to improve outcomes and enhance state strategic plans, cancer survivorship plans and health equity plans. In addition, examples of evidence-based interventions, promising practices, and resources will be introduced to assist clinicians, public health professionals and other disciplines with acquiring a greater understanding of how to apply health equity principles to strengthen health system interventions and health policy efforts.


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

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.


Understanding Social Determinants of Health to Advance Cancer Health Equity: Clinical-Community Linkages

Session is available for On-Demand Viewing

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) intersectoral action to address social determinants of health (SDoH) continues to emerge as a key approach for improving health equity. Moreover, partnerships across the spectrum of health locally, regionally and nationally are needed to influence the social and economic landscape (including resource allocation) that enables the health and wellbeing of populations diagnosed with medical conditions such as: cancer among low-income populations.

This webinar is designed to serve as a roadmap for addressing social determinants of health to advance cancer health equity from an array of sectors (healthcare, academic, community-level). In an effort to support state strategic planning, participants will also learn more about how to apply a social determinants of health framework across the cancer control continuum to improve outcomes. And examples of evidence-based interventions (EBIs), best practices, and resources will be featured to assist clinicians, public health professionals and other disciplines with acquiring a greater understanding of how to apply patients' or clients' social determinant of health factors for use during the cancer care plan development process.


Meeting Low Income Populations Where They Are: Innovative Approaches for Reducing Tobacco-Related Disparities (Housing, Pregnant/Postpartum Women, and Correctional Facilities)

Session is available for On-Demand Viewing

Health disparities are commonly viewed through the lens of race and ethnicity, but they also occur across a broad range of dimensions. Cancer and tobacco-related disparities occur across multiple dimensions including socioeconomic status (SES), gender, geography, race/ethnicity, age and disability status. Such significant disparities continue to persist among subgroups or populations residing in a variety of environments.

The primary purpose of this webinar is to provide greater insight on community-based interventions. This webinar is also intended to illustrate how community-based interventions originating from different settings can be applied to assist organizations with addressing tobacco disparities (including tobacco-related cancer disparities) among low-income populations residing in rural and metropolitan communities.


Uniting Systems to Address Cancer and Tobacco-Related Disparities Part 2

Rural Health Spotlight: Kentucky Regional Resource Lead Organization

Session is available for On-Demand Viewing

Participants will learn from different county perspectives about how multi-sector engagement can be tailored to address cancer disparities (tobacco-related) and tobacco cessation affecting men’s health in “blue-collar” industries. Participants will also learn more about lessons learned one year following the adoption of the Kentucky Lung Cancer Worksite Resource Kit. Participants will learn how multi-sector engagement can help to shape worksite or employer priorities, policies (related to tobacco prevention and cessation) and services in ways that help counties “bridge the culture gaps” within ever-changing communities.


Patient Centered Care Delivering Culturally Appropriate Healthcare to LGBTQ Populations Across the Lifespan (Teens and Adults)

Session is available for On-Demand Viewing

Health disparities among adolescent populations are associated with significantly higher rates of tobacco use including smoking. These tobacco-related disparities emerge early during adolescence and continue to persist into adulthood. Moreover, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) populations use tobacco products at rates significantly higher compared to the general population. Youth who identify as LGBTQ continue to face disparities that stem from multiple factors such as: stress due to societal stigma, social isolation, lack of access to quality healthcare, and lack of continuity of care with healthcare providers. Some healthcare barriers not only allow for tobacco use to go undetected but may complicate access to timely cancer screenings and care.

The primary purpose of this webinar is to increase awareness, knowledge and skills to further assist physicians and mid-level practitioners nationwide with implementing practical strategies and tailored healthcare interventions to LGBTQ adolescent and adult patients (including those that use tobacco products).


"Opening Doors" Webinar Series

Expanding the Delivery of Tobacco Cessation Interventions in Rural Health Clinics To Improve Health Outcomes

Session is available for On-Demand Viewing

The purpose of this webinar is to increase awareness, knowledge and understanding among physicians and mid-level healthcare practitioners about evidence-based strategies, and resources available to increase the delivery of tobacco cessation services within a rural healthcare clinic setting. Efforts to integrate interventions into the delivery of healthcare create an opportunity to increase rates of delivering tobacco dependence treatments, successful quit attempts and tobacco cessation, as well as referrals to the state tobacco quitline; even among low-income patients with multiple or complex chronic diseases.


Uniting Systems to Address Cancer and Tobacco-Related Disparities
Rural Health Spotlight: Kentucky Regional Resource Lead Organization

Session is available for On-Demand Viewing

There are several multi-dimensional socioeconomic factors that impact the onset of advanced or “late stage” cancer diagnosis. Entrenched in the challenge to eliminate health disparities is the need to address cancer disparities (tobacco-related), especially among populations with low socioeconomic status (SES) characteristics (including blue-collar workers).

This webinar is designed to provide an overview of socioeconomic status (SES) factors from a rural health perspective and introduce the Kentucky Lung Cancer Worksite Resource Kit focused on “blue-collar” industries. Participants will learn more about how organizations can incorporate multi-faceted approaches to address cancer disparities (tobacco-related) and tobacco cessation affecting men’s health in “blue-collar” industries.


Addressing Cancer Disparities Among Vulnerable Populations Through Community Engagement
Session is available for On-Demand Viewing

Community engagement is one of several approaches undertaken to reduce cancer and tobacco-related disparities experienced among populations with low socioeconomic (SES) characteristics, including medically underserved populations as well as economically disadvantaged communities, throughout the nation.

This webinar is designed to provide an overview of the role of community engagement from diverse perspectives and settings and provide details on successful projects in place that focus on populations with low socioeconomic status characteristics. Participants will learn more about how organizations may define communities differently and identify some overlapping factors relative to geography-frontier, rural and metropolitan/urban communities.


Men's Health: Examining Community Engagement to Address Colorectal Cancer Disparities and Survivorship
Session is available for On-Demand Viewing

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in men. Minority groups, as well as those living in low socioeconomic conditions or without insurance, experience higher colorectal cancer health disparities. Luckily, through community engagement and early screening promotion, we can begin to eliminate these incidence and mortality disparities. In this “Opening Doors” session, speaker Darrell M. Gray, II, MD, MPH will introduce promising practices to address these differences.


Exploring a New Frontier: Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists
Session is available for On-Demand Viewing

In an effort to provide greater insight about enhancing the multi-disciplinary team to address these complexities, Dr. Thomas Payne (Past President, Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence) will introduce recent information about the ever-evolving field of certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists (TTS).

Webinar participants will learn more about what types of organizations and settings have successfully staffed certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists to assist different levels of smokers and other types of tobacco users. This presentation will also include examples of how various types of organizations are maximizing use of staff with Tobacco Treatment Specialist Certification as an added value towards achieving coordination of care efforts, maximizing reimbursement (where available) and improving patient health outcomes.


Embracing Asian Americans with Tobacco Cessation Support
Session is available for On-Demand Viewing

Did you know that Asian Americans who speak an Asian language are more likely to be smokers compared to native English speakers? In order to effectively combat these health disparities within Asian communities, cultural, social and contextual elements are needed to assist vulnerable populations with successful tobacco cessation techniques. This webinar will cover

  • How the Asian Smoker's Quitline (ASQ) impacts tobacco users through health programs, nonprofit organizations, nurse navigators, health clinics and more.
  • ASQ custom resources that will benefit your organization.
  • Ways associations and organizations can partner with ASQ in order to reach underserved populations.

We will share how to strengthen clinical-community linkage and facilitate coordination for low socioeconomic populations. This session, part of the Uniting Cancer Survivorship and Tobacco Cessation Support to Reach More Vulnerable Populations event, is presented in partnership with the Asian Smokers' Quitline and APPEAL- Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy & Leadership.


From Coverage To Care: Potential Opportunities to Impact Vulnerable Populations, Patients & Clients
Session is available for On-Demand Viewing

The national “From Coverage to Care” Initiative (also known as C2C Initiative) is intended to connect persons to primary care and the preventive services as they acquire healthcare coverage. The purpose of this webinar is to provide greater awareness and understanding of the “From Coverage to Care” Initiative (sponsored by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) among professionals whose interests include vulnerable, underserved and low-resourced populations.

Based on the information presented, this webinar will explore opportunities for strengthening clinical-community coordination among systems servicing and hiring populations with low socioeconomic status (SES) characteristics in rural, metropolitan and frontier regions.


“Closing the Gap” in Lung Cancer Disparities
Session is Available for On-Demand Viewing

The purpose of this webinar is to provide a greater understanding of Lung Cancer disparities among professionals in diverse organizations, health systems and community-oriented networks. It will also educate professionals on how differences in socioeconomic status (SES) factors and patient/client experiences can potentially contribute to healthcare or clinical outcomes (.e.g. delayed healthcare service utilization, late-state diagnosis, and survivorship).

Webinar participants will be introduced to proposed recommendations and strategies for improving health outcomes relative to vulnerable and underserved populations considered at “higher” risk for Lung Cancer morbidity and mortality.


Overview of Tobacco Use Surcharges
Session is Available for On-Demand Viewing

The purpose of this webinar is for participants to learn more about two topics: 1) tobacco use surcharges, and 2) cessation coverage in state marketplace plans. This session was originally developed within the National Tobacco Cessation Marketplace Project, but the content is useful for all who want to gain a better understanding of the additional costs and benefits within insurance plans sold on the state and federal marketplaces.

Understanding Social Determinants of Health to Advance Cancer Health Equity: Clinical-Community Linkages

"Opening Doors" Webinar Series