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We are especially interested in papers addressing the theme “Empowering Communities in the Era of Health Care Reform” with regard
to the disproportionate impact of cancer and chronic disease on minority and medically underserved populations. Abstracts should be related to basic or applied cancer research, including but not limited to the biological, biochemical, physical, environmental, behavioral, and social sciences.
Appropriate topics include the major chronic disease, including cancer, that affect specific population group at a disparate rates; diet, nutrition and obesity; environment; tobacco; family history and genetics; cultural competency; health services research (including access and quality of care) and health statistics; community and faith-based interventions; quality of life and end of life concerns; public health policy; children and elderly and survivorship and caregivers. Accepted abstracts have the opportunity to be published as full papers.
- Postdoctoral trainees
- Graduate & professional students
- Academic/non-academic professionals
- Basic, clinical, and behavioral research
- Community-based program research and evaluation
- Health services research
- Health policy research
We are especially interested in papers addressing the theme: “Empowering Communities in the Era of Health Care Reform” with regard to the disproportionate impact of cancer and chronic disease on racial and ethnic
minority and medically underserved populations. Appropriate topics include the major chronic diseases, including cancer, that affect specific population group at a disparate rate; diet, nutrition and obesity; environment; tobacco; family history and genetics; cultural competency; health services research (including access and quality of
care) and health statistics; community and faith-based health
interventions; quality of life and end of life concerns; public health
policy; children and the elderly; and survivorship and caregivers.
Community-Based Success Stories
- Community member or leaders
- Community-based organizations
- Effectively communicate best- or emerging practices which build community capacity to
- Advocate for needed programs and policies to improve access to cancer and chronic disease preventive, screening, treatment and survivorship services and
- Build and maintain effective partnerships to prevent and control chronic disease in disparity populations
- Empower participants with knowledge, skills and connections to enhance their work with their communities
We are especially interested in highlighting successful community-based programs, community-based participatory research or collaborations which aim to reduce health disparities and/or promote health equity in the following thematic areas:
- Successfully engaging policy makers
- Building and maintaining coalitions
- Measuring outcomes
- Social determinants of health
- Prevention of chronic disease
An entire afternoon of interactive breakout sessions and discussions has been dedicated to share success stories, and there will be additional opportunities, including poster presentations, to highlight the important work being done in minority communities across the US, and in Tribes, Territories and Pacific Island Jurisdictions. Up to 3 panelists for each breakout session will be selected based on the abstracts submitted. Each session will include time to discuss needed next steps or recommendations to further system improvements required to effect meaningful change in prevention and control of chronic disease in minority and medically underserved populations.
You are invited to submit an abstract supporting the theme of the conference, focusing on one of the thematic areas above. An organization may submit more than one abstract. If selected, your organization will be responsible for any cost associated with providing and shipping materials or personnel needed to present your success story. A limited number of scholarships may be available to help defray costs.