Cultural Competency and Cancer Disparities Training
Join North Central Cancer Control Collaborative and WellFlorida for the Regional Cultural Competency and Cancer Disparities Training on May 14.
Earn 2 CEUs, gain valuable information and enjoy light refreshments at this free event.
From 1 to 4 p.m. on May 14, 2018
WellFlorida Council, 1785 NW 80th Blvd., Gainesville, FL
Topics and Speakers:
Cultural competence—what it is and what it isn’t
Health beliefs and explanatory models of illness
Using cultural awareness to provide patient centered inclusive care
Relationship between cultural competence and health disparities
Laura K. Guyer, PhD, MEd, RDN established the only undergraduate academic program nationwide dedicated to the elimination of health disparities. Health Disparities in Society is housed in the Center for Gender, Sexualities and Women’s Studies Research in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Florida.
Health disparities and health care disparities
Cancer health disparities across population groups in the U.S. and in Florida
Factors that contribute to health disparities Reasons cancer health disparities matter and persist
Opportunities to reduce health disparities
Mary Ann Burg, PhD, MSW, LCSW, is a Professor in the School of Social Work, College of Health Professions at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Dr. Burg’s current research aims at exploring processes of communication and advocacy across systems of cancer care, with the hope of identifying processes leading to equitable access to quality cancer care and informing future community-level advocacy aimed at reducing disparities.
Two Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for nurses and other health professionals are available through Suwannee River Area Health Education Center (AHEC).