Advocacy Workshop: Health Care Disparities and Their Impact on Prevention

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Hilton McLean, Tysons Corner

7920 Jones Branch Drive

McLean, VA 22102

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Advocacy Workshop: Health Care Disparities and Their Impact on Prevention

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is holding its annual advocacy workshop on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at Hilton McLean Tysons Corner Hotel. The Foundation hosts this workshop at no cost to attendees. The event is open to the public.

This workshop will focus on access and prevention issues at the federal, state and local levels. Expert speakers and panelists from across several chronic diseases will share insights and best practices from their experiences in increasing access to preventive services and eliminating socioeconomic, racial and geographic health disparities.

During the workshop, participants are invited to work together to identify common obstacles in prevention and access and develop solutions to these pressing concerns in disease prevention.





9:00 am - Registration Opens


10:00 am - Welcome and Opening Remarks:

Carolyn Aldigé, President and Founder, Prevent Cancer Foundation


10:15 am - Workshop overview:

Taylor Patton, Director, Advocacy and Policy, Prevent Cancer Foundation


10:30 am - Panel 1: Health Disparities in Chronic Disease Prevention

Moderator:

Deanna Darlington, Director, Patient Advocacy and Allied Development, Amgen

Panelists:

LaShawn McIver, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs & Advocacy - ‎American Diabetes Association

Jennifer Jabson, Assistant Professor, University of Tennesee - Knoxville

Elizabeth Glidden, Patient Navigator, American Cancer Society, Northeast Region


11:45 am - BREAK


12:00 am - Lunch Keynote:

April Bankston, Team Lead, Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


1:15 pm - BREAK


1:30 pm - Panel 2: Policy Solutions to Address Threats in Chronic Disease Prevention

Moderator:

Jack Rayburn, Senior Government Relations Manager, Trust for America’s Health

Panelists:

Elizabeth Franklin, Executive Director, Cancer Policy Institute, Cancer Support Community

Anna Hyde, Vice President, Advocacy and Access, Arthritis Foundation

Katie Berge, Government Relations Manager, American Heart Association


2:45 pm - Summary and Next Steps


3:00 pm - Adjourn

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Hilton McLean, Tysons Corner

7920 Jones Branch Drive

McLean, VA 22102

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