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Health Disparities Town Hall: Year 2
November 9, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST
Stupid Cancer’s Health Disparities Town Hall is a 3-year initiative with the goal to hear directly from young cancer patients from historically marginalized groups about their experiences during their diagnosis, treatment, and/or support and to understand their stories. Our ultimate aim is to ensure the needs of historically marginalized communities are visible and addressed within Stupid Cancer, the AYA nonprofit space, and the larger AYA oncology community.
During Year 1 of this initiative, Focus Groups helped us identify three themes: perception, representation and transition. These themes helped shape our larger Town Hall discussion that followed, and will also inform upcoming Working Group discussions this Fall. Using these themes as a framework for discussion, our working groups will examine marginalization and bias in all aspects of AYA cancer care—including diagnosis, treatment, support, survivorship, metastatic/ongoing treatments, and any other interactions with various providers and professionals.
We look forward to reuniting with the greater AYA community for the second Health Disparities Town Hall, where we’ll be sharing the specific problems and potential interventions identified by the working groups. At this year’s Town Hall, we’ll be seeking feedback directly from YOU and the greater AYA community on the potential interventions to be developed in Year 3.
Please register below to join us for this important conversation!
*All event times are in Eastern Time.