Gwen Darien in The National Academies Press
In the proceedings for the Health Literacy and Communication Strategies in Oncology workshop, Gwen Darien discusses how low health literacy among patients with cancer is associated with poor health and treatment outcomes, including lower adherence to treatment, higher rates of missed appointments, and an increased risk of hospitalization. Low health literacy can also impede informed decision making, especially as cancer care becomes increasingly complex and as patients and their families take more active roles in treatment decisions. For more information, click the link below.
Recent & Upcoming Events
February 20 - "Better Together" with Chicago Breast Cancer Orgs
In partnership with grassroots organizations throughout Chicago, Shonta Chambers will discuss health equity and social determinants of health.
CBI Hub and SPP Model Optimization Conference
Alan Balch will join this conference to discussed skilled communication and patient empowerment.Learn More
February 29 - Memphis Breast Cancer Consortium - Memphis LIVE!
Shonta Chambers will speak at this event.Learn More
March 2 - National Cancer Policy Forum
Gwen Darien will be on a panel for the meeting, titled "Advancing Progress in the Development and Implementation of Effective, High-Quality Cancer Screening: A Workshop."Learn More
March 6 - ACCC 46th Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit
Rebecca Kirch will be on a panel to discuss " Creating a Sustainable Model for Cancer Care Delivery."Learn More
March 6-8 - YSC Summit
Shonta Chambers and Chris Wilson will lead a skilled communications workshop.Learn More
Caitlin Donovan in Finding Health
In Finding Health, a multi-part podcast by the Renee C. Frink Society, Caitlin Donovan is part of an array of experts who discuss the current health system, how it operates and how patients can best navigate it.