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Health Disparities

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.
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.
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.
Mandi Pratt-Chapman shares how AONN+ equips oncology and patient navigators with the tools needed to address barriers to care including health equity.
Mandi-Pratt Chapman shares health equity resources for cancer care professionals.
October 30, 2020 | AONN+ Blog
Health Disparities
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.
October 28, 2020 | AONN+ Blog
Health Disparities
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.
August 17, 2020 | AONN+ Blog
Health Disparities
ONN+ pairs with pharmaceutical manufacturer Pfizer to combat the barriers and disparities in cancer care, especially among seniors and people of color.
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.
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.
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