MCC Webinars

Electronic Cigarette, Vaping, and Associate Lung Injury
May 7, 2020
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This webinar discusses nicotine dependence, uptake of vaping by youth non-smokers, the science of EVALI, Michigan's outbreak response, and resources available at My Life My Quit.

Presenters: Douglas Arenberg, MD from the University of Michigan, Rita Seith, MPH Lead Epidemiologist on the MI EVALI Outbreak and Karen Brown, MPA Tobacco Dependence Treatment Coordinator at MDHHS

Public Data
- How to Locate and Maneuver through Selected Sites
July 9, 2019
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This webinar includes an overview of publicly available cancer-related data with an emphasis on health equity data resources. Resources focus on Michigan specific data along with National data. A demonstration on how to maneuver through a few of these resources is included in this presentation.

Presenter: Taylor Olsabeck, MS, Cancer Epidemiologist, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Financial Toxicity
December 6, 2018
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This webinar provides preliminary data, including acceptability and feasibility, of a pilot intervention for cancer financial toxicity through patient-oncologist treatment cost discussions. Included in this presentation is an update on financial toxicity literature, including both direct and indirect costs for cancer treatment and its influence on patients with cancer.

Presenter: Lauren Hamel, PhD, Assistant Professor Population Studies, Karmanos Cancer Institute/Wayne State University

Multilevel Social and Behavioral Determinants of Cancer Treatment Disparities: 20 Years of Evolving Research
April 26, 2018
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This webinar provides an overview of how racial disparities in cancer treatment have persisted for decades; how research has evolved since publication of the landmark 2003 NAM (IOM) volume: Unequal Treatment (race-related attitudes and values); provides phases of treatment disparities research: detecting, understanding, intervening; Empirical evidence for underlying reasons (Associated with healthcare systems, individuals, clinical interactions); and provides direction and recommendations.

Presenter: Terrance L. Albrecht, PhD, Associate Center Director, Population Sciences, Karmanos Cancer Institute; Professor/Division Director, Department of Oncology, Wayne State University, School of Medicine

Radon Awareness for Health Care Providers and their Patients
January 16, 2018
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There are ways to prevent certain types of cancer. Being aware of cancer risk factors allows patients to make informed decisions about their health and take action to prevent the disease. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the United States; however its rarely discussed in clinical settings. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Cancer Control and Prevention Section and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for a presentation on recommendations around radon testing, and ways to encourage the dialogue about radon exposure between patients and physicians.  

During this webinar participants will learn about: Radon (what it is, what it does and how it gets into homes); How to test for radon; Radon mitigation practices and the relationship between radon exposure and lung cancer

Presenters: Douglas Arenberg, MD Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Michigan and Aaron Berndt, Waste Management and Radiological Protection Division, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Health Disparities and Cancer in LGBT Communities
October 12, 2017
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Content: This webinar covers basic LGBT cultural competency, including culturally-specific terminology and concepts. LGBT health disparities are also discussed with particular emphasis on LGBT cancer disparities that include issues related to risk factors, health care access, and health care utilization.
Speaker: Regina Washington, DrPH, Director, LGBT HealthLink, a program at CenterLink

The Role of Social Determinants in Cancer Prevention and Control
April 13, 2017
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Content: This webinar defines social determinants in the context of cancer prevention and control, offers frameworks for understanding social determinants, and describes approaches to address social determinants through intervention.
Speaker: Hayley S.Thompson, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Oncology, Wayne State University and Program Leader, Population studies & Disparities Research, Karmanos Cancer Institute

Michigan Cancer Genetics Alliance
Content: This page contains multiple webinars on cancer genetic topics.
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Improving Patient Navigation: The Resources You Need
October 21, 2015
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Content:  This webinar addressed resources for patient navigation program development, evaluating the costs and benefits of a patient navigation program, and patient navigator competencies
Speaker:  Elizabeth Hoffler, MSW, ACSW, Director, Policy and Engagement, George Washington University Cancer Institute


MIYO - make it your own
January 8, 2015
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-- A free on-line tool
-- Anyone can create evidence-based health communication pieces such as post cards, posters, flyers, and inserts to be used for client reminders as well as promoting breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening opportunities and services
-- Using MIYO is simple and items can be customized to best reach the audience you have in mind.

Improving HPV Vaccination Rates in Michigan: A Call to Action
September 10, 2014
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