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Community Outreach and Prevention

Did you miss our Facebook Live event last month? Want a quick recap? Here are the main points covered in the session: Community Outreach, Early Detection, and Screening.

AONN+ is pleased to announce the launch of a new AONN+ national committee, the Community Outreach, Prevention, & Early Detection Committee. In this article, you will hear from our 2 co-chairs, Andrea Dwyer and Kim Parham.

Listen to Dr Morganna Freeman discuss the challenge of getting the word out about treatment advances even in today's social media driven world.
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.
We all do a lot of community outreach in our own geographic area. Commonly, the focus is on cancers that are preventable or can be effectively treated through early detection. Breast, colorectal, melanoma, and lungs cancers are good examples. With the new human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine available to prevent cervical cancer among young women, we have an opportunity to push the envelope a bit and consider jump-starting education about overall cancer affecting young people.

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