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2021 Cancer & Mental Wellbeing Education Training Series: A Call to Action – Ending Cancer Inequities Using an Intersectional Framework – Session 1

August 25, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

2021 Cancer & Mental Wellbeing Education Training SeriesA Call to Action – Ending Cancer Inequities Using an Intersectional Framework

The series is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office of Smoking and Health and Division of Cancer Prevention and Control.

The multi-part series in August and September will:

  • Feature experts from the field, national partners and CDC’s Networking2Save – a consortium of national organizations to advance the prevention of commercial tobacco use and cancer in populations experiencing tobacco- and cancer-related health disparities.
  • Explore cancer disparities in populations with mental health and substance use challenges and identify strategies to support those individuals in cancer care.
  • Examine the risk factors of a cancer diagnosis on individuals with mental health and substance use challenges and identify ways to maximize resources to implement wellness services.
  • Share resources and strategies to assist organizations engage communities and build partnerships to increase access to cancer screening, treatment and survivorship services.

Session 1: Thursday, August 19, 1 – 3 p.m. ET

Sexual and Gender Minority Inclusion in Comprehensive Cancer Care Coffee Chat—Join Mandi Pratt-Chapman, PhD, George Washington University Cancer Center and Michelle Veras, MPH, National LGBT Cancer Network, for a coffee chat as they discuss the current landscape of sexual and gender disparities in cancer care and provide tools and resources for culturally competent cancer care.

Enhancing Cancer Care for Rural Communities — Increase your awareness of the geographic and rural disparities for cancer care and explore innovative solutions with Heather Brandt, PhD, Director, HPV Cancer Prevention Program, St. Jude’s Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Session 2: Wednesday, August 25, 1 – 3:30 p.m. ET 

Race to Comprehensive Cancer Care for All: Panel Discussion — Join a panel of experts as they discuss the ways mental health and cancer stigma affect racial and ethnic minorities across the nation.

Engaging and Supporting Low-income Communities: Cancer and Mental Health — Join Dwana Calhoun, National Network Director, SelfMade Health Network, to gain greater insight on the short and long-term impacts of COVID-19 on cancer screening and care affecting low-income populations.

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National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco and Cancer Control


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