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Lung Cancer Disparities: Addressing Gaps and Opportunities to Improve Health Outcomes and Health Equity Among Low-Income Populations and Other Populations with Low Socioeconomic Status (SES) Characteristics (Part 1)
September 21, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
As noted in a recent Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) article, an important question asked, “Is lung cancer screening reaching individuals who can gain the most from it?” And the most recent report revealed that inadequate access to healthcare services due to geographic, financial, or logistical challenges continues to remain a commonly cited barrier to cancer screening experienced by populations with low socioeconomic status (SES) characteristics. This includes low-income populations, populations without a usual source of healthcare services, uninsured, underinsured, and populations residing in rural or remote areas (including medically underserved areas), as well as members of some racial/ethnic minority populations are those who experience significant disparities in cancer screening and follow-up care.
Topics in the session include: lung cancer disparities, health system evidence-based interventions to improve tobacco cessation, and lung cancer screening rates among low-income patients.