Disparities in Cancer Care: Take Action!

This free slide-based course is designed to help a multidisciplinary team in oncology increase their knowledge of disparities in cancer care as they relate to socioeconomic status, access to care, age-related issues, and obesity. The three sections of this course examine these issues through the lens of patients, health care providers, and institutions providing care.

A dynamic group of educational partners have come together to offer this educational opportunity. Collaborators are identified at the bottom of this page.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify  major factors that contribute to disparities in cancer care—specifically as they relate to socioeconomic status, access to care, age-related issues, and obesity;
  • Analyze and apply strategies that institutions and oncology professionals can implement to address challenges relating to health disparities;
  • Select and utilize existing resources for patients and oncology professionals that serve to address issues relating to health disparities.

Other related courses in this topic area include:

This educational activity is designed to address the following competencies for physicians and advanced practice providers:

  • Medical Knowledge (ACGME, AAPA)
  • Health Promotion, Health Protection, Disease Prevention, and Treatment (ONS)

Educational Partners in this activity include: American Nurse Practitioner Foundation, American Pharmacists Association, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, American Society of Radiation Oncology, Association of Oncology Social Work, Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology, Commission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons, Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association, LIVESTRONG Foundation, Oncology Nursing Society, Society of Gynecologic Oncology, and the Society of Surgical Oncology.

1.5 Credits/Points are available for participation in this course. Certificate and credit types available include:

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • CNE Contact Hours
  • CPE Credits
  • Certificate of Participation may be used to confer credit; however, all final decisions regarding the awarding of credits will be made by the licensing organization to which the credits are submitted. 
  • Certificate of Completion may be used to document participation, but no credit will be conferred.
 
IMPORTANT NOTE: This course expires on December 11, 2019. Participants must complete all necessary course components by this date.