Health Disparities

Takeaways from Episode 8 of the Heart and Soul of Oncology Navigation Podcast: Responding to Crisis

Rosie Kelly
Health disparities have been put under a magnifying glass because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In episode 8 of the Heart and Soul of Oncology Navigation podcast, experts discuss the role of a patient navigator in assisting patients through these disparities and crises.

The History of Health Disparities in the United States

Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA, PhD, HON-OPN-CG
Economic disparities that have existed in the United States for generations have been built upon to create the health disparities we see today along with mistrust of medical professonals by racial and ethnic minorities.

Health Inequities Among Sexual and Gender Minorities

Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA, PhD, HON-OPN-CG
The cancer care contiuum can pose a variety of obstacles and challenges for sexual and gender minorities. Mandi Pratt-Chapman explains the disparities that exist for these groups.

AONN+ Equips Navigators with Health Equity Tools

Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA, PhD, HON-OPN-CG
Mandi Pratt-Chapman shares how AONN+ equips oncology and patient navigators with the tools needed to address barriers to care including health equity.

Health Equity Resources for Oncology Navigators

Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA, PhD, HON-OPN-CG
Mandi-Pratt Chapman shares health equity resources for cancer care professionals.

Race and America: How Medicine Earned the Mistrust of Americans

Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA, PhD, HON-OPN-CG,Yolanda Haywood, MD
Oncology navigators are often charged with addressing health disparities. The history behind these disparities has led to a deep mistrust between disparate populations and medicine.

Takeaways from Episode 3 of the Heart and Soul of Oncology Navigation Podcast: Challenges with Disparate Populations

Rosie Kelly
Linda Burhansstipanov and Linda Fleisher focus on cultural humility and the health disparities that exist among different cultures in episode 3 of the AONN+ podcast.

AONN+ and Pfizer Working Toward Better Cancer Care for All Patients

ONN+ pairs with pharmaceutical manufacturer Pfizer to combat the barriers and disparities in cancer care, especially among seniors and people of color.

Race and America: How Did We Get Here, and What Can We Do About It?

Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA, PhD, HON-OPN-CG
Mandi L. Pratt-Chapman delves into the history of racism in the United States, and how we can use this opportunity to acknowledge and try to correct past wrongs.

What Native Americans Can Teach the Cancer Community

Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA, PhD, HON-OPN-CG
In 2013, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a workshop summary, Leveraging Culture to Address Health Inequalities: Examples from Native Communities. I was struck by a number of things that are both timely and applicable to the unique challenges faced by the cancer community in America and to patient navigators in particular.