Health Disparities Town Hall
Stupid Cancer is excited to introduce the Health Disparities Town Hall, a 3-year initiative launching Monday, December 6 at 5:00 pm ET. The goals of this program are 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. As a result of the feedback from the focus group and town hall, we will develop and implement a strategic action plan and supporting initiatives to address the needs of AYA cancer patients from these specific groups. 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.
Prior to the Town Hall, we are recruiting a diverse cross section of the AYA cancer community to participate in a focus group, to inform discussion topics and calls to action at the subsequent Town Hall. If you, as a member of the AYA cancer community, have (or believe you have) experienced disparities in health care/health equity as a result of racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, or any other system of oppression, we would like to hear from you.