Webinar: Understanding Social Determinants of Health to Advance Cancer Health Equity

April 3, 2020




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. In the realm of cancer, complex and multilevel system of influences along with multiple types of determinants can contribute to individual cancer risk and the likelihood of survival following a cancer diagnosis. Collaborations and partnerships across the spectrum of health locally, regionally and nationally are needed to address cancer disparities defined by race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, geography (rural, metropolitan) as well as by low socioeconomic status (SES) characteristics including income, health insurance status, and disability. 

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, research, community-level). Examples of evidence-based interventions, 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’ social determinants of health for use during the a) development cancer care plans; and, b) state strategic planning process.


Kassandra Alcaraz, PhD, MPH, Senior Principal Scientist, American Cancer Society

Dr. Rosy Chang Weir, Director of Research at the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (on behalf of a collaboration with the NACHC)

Sue Friedman, DVM, Executive Director, Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered

Allison Stover Fiscalini, MPH, Director, Athena Breast Health Network, UCSF Breast Care Center

Moderator: Dwana “Dee” Calhoun, MS, SelfMade Health Network


Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Time: 1:00 p.m. ET


For more information: 
Nuestras Voces Networkhttps://www.nuestrasvoces.org
SelfMade Health Networkhttps://selfmadehealth.org
Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empoweredhttps://www.facingourrisk.org/index.php 

SelfMade Health Network (SMHN) and the Nuestras Voces (Our Voices) Network are part of the Cooperative Agreement “Networking2Save”- CDC’s National Network Approach to Preventing and Controlling Tobacco-related Cancers in Special Populations.

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