During the months of May and June, the American Lung Association hosted informative webinars on cultural competencies and lung health disparities relating to AAPI, Native Hawaiian and LGBTQ+ Americans. If you were unable to attend, we encourage you to listen to the recordings below:
- The Pennsylvania Comprehensive Cancer Control Program is participating in a series of training programs about health equity in cancer planning. To learn more, follow the links below
- CCCNP Cancer Plan Tip Sheet on Health Equity
- Achieving Health Equity in Ohio’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Program: A CCCP Equity Checklist
- ACS CCC webpage compiling ACS’s health equity resources
- GWCC’s Health Equity Toolbox: Resources to Foster Cultural Sensitivity and Equitable Care for All
- Advancing Health Equity in Cancer Planning
- Comprehensive Cancer Control and Healthy Equity
- No Patient Left Behind: Black Men and Lung Cancer Webinar
Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer of both men and women in the United States. However, Black men suffer disproportionally from lung cancer. Black men are more likely to get and die from lung cancer than their white counterparts, despite lower smoking rates. Additionally, Black Americans with lung cancer are less likely to be diagnosed at an early stage, less likely to receive surgical treatment, and less likely to receive any treatment compared to white Americans. This webinar will feature a moderated panel discussion, with experts in the field, examining why these disparities exist and the role all Americans play in improving health equity. The American Lung Association hosted a webinar link HERE.
- Addressing Health Equity Through Comprehensive Cancer Control.
The Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partnership (CCCNP) has launched a new 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. 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. Recordings of previous sessions from this series can be found here.
For more resources on health equity visit: https://www.cccnationalpartners.org/zoom-series-ccc-coalitions-advancing-health-equity