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Health equity webinar series kicks off July 15

‚ÄčVolunteers are encouraged to attend!

On July 15, the American Cancer Society will kick off a series of webinars aimed at increasing the understanding of our role in health equity and how it impacts the fight against cancer this month.

Hosted by medical experts and members of the health equity team, these one-hour webinars will cover several health equity topics and solutions that will help ACS achieve its goals. 

The first webinar in the series, Health Equity: Show Me the Data, is scheduled for Monday, July 15, at 2 p.m. ET and is open to all interested volunteers and staff. Join the webinar here.

We have made great progress in reducing cancer mortality, but disparities persist across the cancer continuum. Health disparities refer to differences in health outcomes between populations and are the result of health inequities. To accelerate our progress, we must continue to advance health equity so that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. 

Staff and volunteers should tune into this webinar to understand the cancer disparities that might exist in their communities and the drivers of those disparities so that they can identify ways to help eliminate them. Future webinars will highlight best practices for volunteers and staff to achieve health equity.

The presenters are Kim Miller, MPH, senior associate scientist, Surveillance Research, ACS, and Electra Paskett, PhD, Marion N. Rowley Professor of Cancer Research, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Ohio State University. They will define health disparities; summarize cancer disparities data and trends, including by socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, and geography; and explain why the underlying factors that drive disparities compel us to focus on health equity. 

Additional webinars will take place later this year. For more information, please contact healthequity@cancer.org




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