Cancer Screening: What Behavioral Health Providers Need to Know
Original Air Date: Thursday, March 25 from 2-3 p.m. ET
Due to lower rates of cancer screening, late-stage diagnosis and reduced likelihood of engaging in new treatment, individuals with mental illness are more likely to die from cancer compared to the general population. Cancer is the second leading cause of death among individuals with behavioral health conditions. Early screening and detection in behavioral health settings is a critical part of reducing cancer disparities and enhancing quality of care.
Join the National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco and Cancer Control (NBHN) on Thursday, March 25 from 2-3 p.m. ET for “Cancer Screening: What Behavioral Health Providers Need to Know,” a webinar exploring the intersection of cancer, mental health and the role that behavioral health providers can play in reducing this disparity, with Tamanna Patel, MPH, director of Practice Improvement at the National Council for Behavioral Health.
You will learn to:
- Identify the contextual factors that impact cancer screenings among individuals with mental health and substance use disorders.
- Understand the multi-level strategies available to promote cancer screening.
- Adopt an integrative care approach to enhance mental health and cancer care.
Other relevant resources:
- American Cancer Society Cancer Screening Guidelines
- Cancer screening, prevention, and treatment in people with mental illness
- Cancer-Related Mortality in People With Mental Illness
- Mental Health Impacts of a Cancer Diagnosis
Prevention promotion and awareness resources: