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Investigating and Addressing Cancer Disparities Among High-Risk Populations

Dr. James Zabora, ScD, MSW
Recorded on October 10, 2019

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About this Live Interactive Webinar 

This webinar will examine how cancer disparities have developed among certain populations based on the "Social Determinants of Health". In addition, evidence-based strategies will be described that have been employed to significantly reduce cancer mortality among vulnerable populations.

Learning Objectives
At the end of the presentation, the participant will be able to:
1.  Assess and define the causes of cancer disparities among high-risk populations
2.  Identify and define the "social determinants of health" that significantly contribute to high cancer mortality rates
3.  Describe the salience of the "5 A's" of health care and their relationship to cancer disparities
4.  Identify critical factors related to "Persuasive Communication" as they relate to the reduction of disparities in high-risk communities

    Presenter

 
    Dr. James Zabora, ScD, MSW, Dr. James Zabora returned to the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins from his position as Executive Director of the Life with Cancer Program for the Inova Health System in Northern Virginia after serving as Dean and Professor of Social Work at the National Catholic School of Social Service (NCSSS) of The Catholic University of America (CUA) for 10 years. Prior to CUA, Dr. Zabora had a 20 year career at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. At Johns Hopkins, he was an Assistant Professor of Oncology in the School of and the School of Public Health.  As an administrator, he served as one of the five Associate Directors in the Comprehensive Cancer Center with a special focus on community programs and research.
 

 
 


Continuing Education Credits
Level - Intermediate
Participants will earn 1.5 CE credits upon successful completion of a quiz and a post-webinar evaluation. 

Course Designation
This course has been approved for 1.5 clinical continuing education clock hours.

Outline
12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.: Assess and define the causes of cancer disparities among high-risk populations.
12:16 p.m. - 12:31 p.m.: Identify and define the "social determinants of health" that significantly contribute to high cancer mortality rates.
12:32 p.m. - 12:47 p.m.: To describe the salience of the "5 A's" of health care and their relationship to cancer disparities.
12:48 p.m. - 1:03 p.m.: To identify critical factors related to "Persuasive Communication" as they relate to the reduction of disparities in high-risk communities.
1:04 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Questions and Answers

ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORK BOARDS (ASWB):  This organization, Association of Oncology Social Workers, ACE Approval #1351, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. AOSW maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/11/16 - 11/11/19.  Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. 


NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S STATE BOARD FOR SOCIAL WORK:
Association of Oncology Social Work, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0320.

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