Living Beyond Breast Cancer will hold its third healthcare provider webinar on Wednesday, February 12, from Noon – 1 p.m. ET, titled, “Addressing Health Disparities to Improve Care of Africa-American Women Affected by Breast Cancer.” This webinar seeks to help providers understand the health disparities that still exist for African-American women undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
The free webinar features a discussion with a group of panelists led by Patricia K. Bradley, PhD, RN, FAAN, an associated professor in the college of nursing at Villanova University, who specializes in psycho-social aspects of breast cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment among African-American women.
Healthcare providers who participate in our webinar will
- learn about current health disparity data and research.
- hear a panel of your peers share their experiences caring for diverse communities and their recommendations on how to make important connections to improve health behaviors and outcomes for African-American women with breast cancer.
- get ask questions and share your own best practices.
Our first two webinars, “Bring it up! How to Talk With Your Young Breast Cancer Patients About Sex” and “Understanding the Unique Needs of Young Women,” were held in September and May 2013, respectively, by our Young Women’s Initiative. More than 500 healthcare providers participated in the two webinars. The majority of the participants reported increased knowledge based on participation and more than 80 percent said they were very likely to recommend our programs to the women they work based on what they learned in the webinars.