Cancer Classroom Webinar: Culture and Literacy
As part of its Cancer Classroom Series, NCI is offering a webinar titled “Culture and Literacy: Bridging Communications Gaps” on September 27 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET.
Culture has been shown to influence people’s perceptions of cancer risk, their trust in oncology professionals, and their approach to cancer treatment including clinical research. Dr. Cathy Meade, director of the education program at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, will describe how incorporating culture into clinical practice may help reduce cancer health disparities across the cancer care continuum.
At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to
- identify the role of culture and literacy in improving cancer communications;
- examine the unique contributions of culture and literacy for reducing health disparities;
- identify ways to integrate cultural and literacy considerations into community outreach programs, clinical practice, and innovations such as biobanking; and
- identify resources relating to cancer, culture, and literacy.
The Cancer Classroom Series provides early career public health professionals and those new to oncology the educational guidance, tools, and resources necessary to address cancer as a public health issue.
Workshops are free, but preregistration is required and space is limited. To register for “Culture and Literacy: Bridging Communications Gaps” or to find out about upcoming sessions, visit the series website.