This event has ended

Reducing Cancer Disparities & Promoting Health Equity Among Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Populations (Atlanta, Georgia; May 2, 2011)

American Psychological Association (APA) Socioeconomic Status Related Cancer Disparities Program (SESRCD)

Monday, May 2, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

Atlanta, GA

Reducing Cancer Disparities & Promoting Health Equity...

Ticket Information

Type End Quantity
Admit One: SESRCD Workshop (Atlanta, GA) Ended Free  

Share Reducing Cancer Disparities & Promoting Health Equity Among Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Populations (Atlanta, Georgia; May 2, 2011)

Event Details

                                           

The Geogia Department of Community Health -Division of Public Health,
The Georgia Cancer Coalition and the
American Psychological Association presents:


Reducing Cancer Disparities &
Promoting Health Equity
among Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Populations

*Please Note*
Due to the interactive nature of this workshop, tickets are limited and registration is required. 

 It is also requested that attendance be limited to 2 participants per organization.

Date:       Monday, May 2, 2011

Time:       9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Registration opens at 8:30am)

Address:  Paul A. Duke Room
                
Loudermilk Conference Center 
                40 Courtland Street NE 
                Atlanta, GA 30303

                 (Additional directions provided below)

Parking:   On-site, free

Cost:        Free

Lunch:      Boxed lunches will be provided  

Target Audience: Workshop materials are designed for professionals at cancer-serving organizations working individually, or collaboratively to improve cancer prevention, early detection, and/or survivorship in underserved populations.  Possible interested parties include, but are not limited to the following professionals: non profit employees, nurse navigators, and community outreach workers.

 

Workshop participants will learn to:  

  • Network with community-based cancer-serving professionals.
  • Understand how socioeconomic status, determinants of health, and health disparities influence cancer outcomes
  • Consider the psychosocial health needs of cancer-affeccted individuals in socioeconomically disadvantaged populations
  • Evaluate the relevance of national, state and local goals and guidelines when providing cancer services to socioeconomically disadvantaged populations.
  • Review characteristics of evidence-based interventions that are geared towards achieving health equity in diverse communities at the individual, organizational and community levels.
  • Develop concrete action plans to reduce cancer health disparities among disadvantaged populations.
  • Apply for SESRCD capacity-building services, including:
    •  Free evidence-based assistance from professional field experts (SESRCD Behavioral and Social Science Volunteers)
    • Participation in the interactive SESRCD online portal,
    • Mini-grant funding

For more information or to ask any questions, please email sesrcd@apa.org

 ~No CEUs will be available at this workshop~

 For more information about the SESRCD Program visit:

http://www.apa.org/pi/ses/programs/index.aspx
                                                                                                                                                                  

SESRCD Program:

In cooperation with the CDC Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, the Socioeconomic Status Related Cancer Disparities program (SESRCD), seeks to strengthen the capacity of community cancer-serving organizations and stakeholders to access, adopt and utilize evidence-/practice-based strategies to improve or initiate cancer prevention, early-detection and survivorship activities for socioeconomically disadvantaged populations. Based out of downtown Washington, DC, the SESRCD program is part of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) efforts to improve access and knowledge of evidence-based community behavioral health strategies in cancer public health.

Participant note:

Although higher-level researchers, scientists, clinicians and professionals are welcome to attend, they are likely to be familiar with much of the material presented.  It is worth noting however, that this workshop serves as an excellent platform for networking and may provide researchers with a unique chance to interact with, and established relationships with community-based cancer-serving organizations in the region.

 

This publication was supported by Cooperative Agreement Number 5U50DP001708-03 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Its contents, findings, and conclusions are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

DIRECTIONS & PARKING:

  • From I-75/85 Northbound

    Exit #248-B Go left at the first traffic light (Edgewood Avenue). Go Approximately 4 blocks until you cross Courtland Street. At the next traffic light go right onto Peachtree Center Avenue and take the first entrance on your right (Lynch's Ally). The entrance to the parking garage will be past the median on the left. The Loudermilk Center is adjacent to the parking garage.
  • From I-75/85 Southbound

    Exit #249A- Courtland Street is one -way street going south. Loudermilk Center for the Regional Community will be on the right after Auburn Avenue. Turn right onto Lynches Alley (the street after Auburn Ave. and before Edgewood Ave.) and park in the United Way parking deck.
  • On MARTA Northbound or Southbound Line

    Get off at the Peachtree Center Station, take the set of escalators to Ellis Street. Once you get to the street level, you will see the Georgia Pacific Building on your left. Cross in front of Georgia Pacific Building and take a left onto John Wesley Dobbs Avenue. At the first traffic light, go right onto Peachtree Center Avenue. Walk on Peachtree Center Avenue and make a left between The Woodruff Volunteer Center parking deck and The Woodruff Volunteer Center (United Way Building). The Loudermilk Center for the Regional Community will be on the left facing The Woodruff Volunteer Center (United Way Building).
  • From I-20 Eastbound

    Exit #56B - Windsor/ Spring Street. Go straight to the third traffic light. Take a left on Central Avenue. Turn right onto Auburn Avenue, then right onto Courtland Street. Loudermilk Center for the Regional Community will be on the right. Turn right onto Lynches Alley (the street after Auburn Ave. and before Edgewood Ave.) and park in the United Way parking deck.
  • From I-20 Westbound

    Exit #58A - Capital Avenue turn right at the light. Stay on Capitol Avenue, which changes into Piedmont Avenue after crossing MLK Jr. Drive. Turn left onto Auburn Avenue, then left onto Courtland Street. Loudermilk Center for the Regional Community will be on the right. Turn right onto Lunches Alley (the street after Auburn Ave. and before Edgewood Ave.) and park in the United Way parking deck.

Click Here to Mapquest Directions

 

Have questions about Reducing Cancer Disparities & Promoting Health Equity Among Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Populations (Atlanta, Georgia; May 2, 2011) ? Contact American Psychological Association (APA) Socioeconomic Status Related Cancer Disparities Program (SESRCD)
Attendee List Sort by: Date | First Name | Last Name
Show More

When & Where


Loudermilk Conference Center
Paul A. Duke Room
40 Courtland Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Monday, May 2, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)


  Add to my calendar

Organizer

American Psychological Association (APA) Socioeconomic Status Related Cancer Disparities Program (SESRCD)

In cooperation with the CDC Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, the Socioeconomic Status Related Cancer Disparities program (SESRCD), seeks to strengthen the capacity of community cancer-serving organizations and stakeholders to access, adopt and utilize evidence-based strategies to improve or initiate cancer prevention, early-detection and survivorship activities in socioeconomically disadvantaged populations. Based out of Washington, DC, the SESRCD program is part of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) efforts to improve access and knowledge of evidence-based community behavioral health strategies in cancer public health.To learn more about SESRCD please visit: http://www.apa.org/pi/ses/programs/index.aspx.

 

  Contact the Organizer

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.