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Tobacco-related cancer disparities among individuals with mental health and substance use (MH/SU) challenges can be attributed to barriers that exist at each point in the cancer care continuum, leading to delayed screenings, advanced disease progression and early mortality. Providers and public health professionals must explore and engage in a multi-faceted approach to reduce these disparities by examining collaborative evidence-based approaches to increase access, enhance quality and improve outcomes.
Join the National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco and Cancer Control at the National Council for Mental Wellbeing on September 22, 2-4 p.m. ET to explore cancer-related disparities among individuals with MH/SU challenges and implications for providers and public health professionals. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to learn from your peers and engage in conversations about the power of partnerships in mental health and cancer care.
By joining this webinar, you will:
- Explore strategies to engage communities and partners to provide person-centered cancer care.
- Examine barriers to cancer care for individuals with mental health and substance use challenges.
- Learn how cancer care and mental health organizations can partner to support individuals with mental health and substance use challenges.
- Gain insights into effective strategies to build meaningful partnerships that address inequities in cancer care for individuals with mental health and substance use challenges.
The webinar will feature the following speakers:
- Tamanna Patel, MPH, Director of Practice Improvement, National Council for Mental Wellbeing
- Kelly E. Irwin, M.D., MPH, Director, Collaborative Care and Community Engagement Program, Psychiatric Oncology and Behavioral Sciences, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Amy Corveleyn, MSW, LICSW, Program Manager, Collaborative Care and Community Engagement Program, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Clinton Burnside, MPH, Senior Outreach Coordinator, Howard University Cancer Center