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Capacity-Building Series 

The Iowa Cancer Consortium's Capacity-Building Series is open to anyone interested in expanding her/his knowledge on the available topics.
As one of your Consortium membership benefits, registration to attend a Capacity-Building Series webinar is free. Please be sure to log when registering on the member portal to take advantage of this benefit.

If you are not a member of the Iowa Cancer Consortium, registration for this online event is $5. To learn more about Consortium membership, click here.

Tobacco: More Than A Public Health Issue

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m
Presenter: Beth Turner, MA, CHES

While tobacco use rates have declined overall in the U.S., some population groups continue to be disproportionately impacted. Learn about disparities that exist, how the tobacco industry contributed to these disparities and what can be done in your practice or community to decrease the burden. We will discuss the current landscape of tobacco, local data and planned efforts to eliminating these disparities.

As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Learn the overall impact of tobacco use in the U.S.
  2. Understand and identify disparities that exist and continue to persist in specific communities.
  3. Learn best practices to eliminate these tobacco disparities and help individuals quit.

Click here to register.

Addressing Psychosocial Disparities in Cancer Care

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Jeritt Tucker, Ph.D.

Psychological symptoms that occur during cancer treatment are often related to the diagnosis and treatment itself, from medical co-morbidities to reactive grief.  At the same time, adjustment disorders are nearly 40 times more prevalent in cancer patients, post-traumatic stress disorders twice as prevalent, depressive disorders three times as prevalent, and suicide twice as frequent (Holland et al., 2015; Anguiano et al., 2012).  Psychosocial factors greatly impact cancer incidence, screening, treatment adherence, and outcomes.  This presentation will focus on helping participants recognize common concerns and psychosocial disparities that exist in cancer care and consider how to address these through reference to CoC guidelines and NCCN standards.

As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize common behavioral, psychological and psychiatric concerns related to cancer care
  2. Identify psychosocial disparities that exist with respect to cancer risk, screening, treatment and impact
  3. Identify ways to address existing disparities through reference to CoC guidelines and application to a case example

Check back to view the recorded webinar.