When a patient is seeking a diagnosis or being treated for cancer, their access to quality, affordable care is affected by their economic status, geographic location, race, and even religion. As defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, health equity is, “the state in which everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health.” What does this look like for patients with cancer, and how does it change between patients?
On April 12, 2023, at 12 p.m. ET, the COA Patient Advocacy Network (CPAN) will explore the impact of health equity on cancer care. COA’s Director of Patient Advocacy and Education Rose Gerber, MS, and Audrey Davis, LPC, PM-LPC, Director of Health Equity, Cancer Support Community, will discuss how patients are affected by various socioeconomic factors, what can be done to alleviate the negative impacts of these factors, and how organizations like COA and Cancer Support Community are working to increase health equity for all patients.
This event will be part of our virtual CPAN Advocacy Chats series - monthly, 30-minute, educational webinars on key cancer issues and the policies that impact them. Each month features a new topic and special guest joining us. Patients, survivors, caregivers, and other cancer care advocates are all invited to join us for these free, interactive, virtual events!
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