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Zoom Series: Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalitions Advancing Health Equity

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What is it?

The Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partnership (CCCNP) has launched an effort designed to assist CCC coalitions and programs in addressing health inequities in cancer. The initiative specifically focuses on:

  • How a coalition can advance health equity through CCC plan update processes and CCC plan implementation and
  • How a CCC coalition can look at its operations through a social justice and equity lens

As part of this effort, the CCCNP has gathered a set of resources, specifically for CCC coalitions, to help you learn about the issues and to take action (see below). 

 

In addition, the CCCNP is hosting a quarterly zoom series, where experts and CCC coalitions share ways to advance health equity through CCC coalitions and plans. 

 

How do I join the CCCNP Health Equity Zoom Meetings?

To join the next Zoom meeting, use the link below.  Email katie.bathje@cancer.org for more information. 

 

Topic: Health Equity Zoom Series: Addressing Disparities with Adapted Evidence-Based Interventions

Moderator: Prajakta Adsul, MBBS, MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico

Panelists:

  • Amber Ahonen, Cancer Control Project Manager, Fond du Lac Reservation
  • Karel Davis, Program Director, Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District
  • Sylvia Lopez, MPH, CHES®, Coordinator of Community Outreach and Engagement, UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity and UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

 

Time: August 11, 2021 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 

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Recordings of previous sessions from this series can be found here: 

2020 sessions

2021 sessions

What resources can cancer coalitions use to advance health equity?

We encourage CCC coalitions to use these resources to advance health equity in your own state, tribe and territory. The resources are categorized to help you learn more about the issues and to take action.

Resources for Learning

Background Reading on Racism and Health Equity
Cancer-specific background reading
Virtual learning & online trainings

Resources for Action

Have conversations about race and health as a coalition
Take a stand as a coalition or organization
Assess how your coalition and your work are reflecting and advancing racial justice and health equity. Make adjustments to improve as needed.
Use data to make disparities visible and incorporate analysis into your cancer plan
  • Data sources where you can look at indicators by different demographic factors to uncover disparities
    • Cancer Facts & Figures for African Americans (ACS)
    • Cancer Facts & Figures for Hispanics/Latinos (ACS)
    • Cancer Disparities: A Chartbook (2018) Illustrates the scope of cancer disparities that exist across our nation (ACS CAN)
    • Data Equity Framework from We All Count. When it comes to equity in data science projects, trying to find all the ways that bias, assumptions, unfairness, and prejudice can sneak in may feel overwhelming. Trying to look at a whole project and see all the equity weaknesses and issues is almost impossible. That’s why We All Count has developed: The Data Equity Framework.
    • Racial Equity Data Hub from the Tableau Foundation
    • State Cancer Profiles Cancer statistics, charts, and maps by data topic across the cancer control continuum (National Cancer Institute [NCI])
    • National Equity Atlas One-stop-shop for data and policy ideas to advance racial equity and shared prosperity. Provides equity metrics that are deeply disaggregated by race/ethnicity, gender, nativity, ancestry, and income for the largest 100 cities, 150 regions, all 50 states, and the US as a whole. Includes a brand new racial equity index. (PolicyLink and University of Southern California Equity Research Institute)
    • The CDC and the HHS Office of Minority Health developed the Minority Health Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) to enhance existing resources to support the identification of racial and ethnic minority communities at the greatest risk for disproportionate impact and adverse outcomes due to the COVID-19 pandemic but much of the data are relevant for cancer too like  SES, language, housing, transportation, health care infrastructure, and medical vulnerability. The Minority Health SVI is an extension of the CDC Social Vulnerability Index, which is a platform that helps emergency response planners and public health officials identify, map, and plan support for communities that will most likely need support before, during, and after a public health emergency.  
    • New social determinants of health dataset available for download and analysis from the National Cancer Institute. This data set includes, for each US census tract, certain SDOH data elements, including race/ethnicity, education, poverty, urban/rural, socioeconomic status, and racial residential segregation indices defined using 2008-2012 American Community Survey data and 2010 definitions of rural urban commuting areas. The SDOH data set is publicly available, pending an application and data use agreement.  
  • Data Visualization information and tools
Implement evidence-based strategies/policies/interventions to address disparities

Community-level strategies and resources

Resources for the clinical community

National Initiatives and examples from across the country

Stay current with news from national organizations
  • CDC’s Minority Health website with Health Equity Matters newsletter, Conversations in Equity blog, and other resources
  • NACDD’s Health Equity Council website with tools & resources, including extensive recommended reading lists, and archived webinars
  • CDC’s Networking2Save program supports a consortium of national networks to advance commercial tobacco use prevention and cancer prevention in populations experiencing tobacco- and cancer-related health disparities
Evaluate your work with a culturally-responsive equity lens