Reducing Health Disparities and Utilizing Patient Navigation and Community Health Work to Improve Access to Care in Colorado
Join the Colorado Colorectal Screening Program, Patient Navigator Training Collaborative, and the Colorado PN CHW PdS Alliance for a discussion on key strategies and priorities to sustain patient navigation and community health work and improve the health of Colorado.
Keynote Discussant and Moderator: Dr. Amelie Ramirez
Dr. Ramirez, an internationally recognized cancer health disparities researcher, has spent 30 years directing research on human and organizational communication to reduce chronic disease and cancer health disparities affecting Latinos, including cancer risk factors, clinical trial recruitment, tobacco prevention, obesity prevention, healthy lifestyles, and more. She also trains/mentors Latinos in behavioral sciences and is on the board of directors for LIVESTRONG, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and others. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies.
Additionally, participants are invited to attend the following morning sessions on Feb. 9:
Morning Breakfast: Call to Action–Colorectal Cancer Screening: Join the movement to reach 80% by 2018!
Mid Morning: Lessons Learning in Cancer Prevention Navigation: The Colorectal Cancer Screening Program, Past, Present and FutureRegister