2016 Disparities in Cancer Care: Take Action!

Activity Preview

This slide-based course is designed to help a multidisciplinary team in oncology increase their knowledge of disparities in cancer care as they relate to socioeconomic status, access to care, age-related issues, and obesity. The three sections of this course examine these issues through the lens of patients, health care providers, and institutions providing care. To access the activity you will need to set-up a free ASCO username and password.

You may wish to take PART ONE, the self-assessment entitled “Disparities in Cancer Care: Do You Know…?" prior to this module. You may also wish to participate in PART THREE, "Cultural Competence for Oncology Practice" located online at ASCO University.

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Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, the pharmacist will be able to:

  1. Identify major factors that contribute to disparities in cancer care – specifically as they relate to socioeconomic status, access to care, age-related issues, and obesity. 
  2. Analyze and apply strategies that institutions and oncology professionals can implement to address challenges related to health disparities.
  3. Select and utilize existing resources for patients and oncology professionals that serve to address issues relating to health disparities.

Activity type: Application-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Learning Level: 1

Accreditation Information

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The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hour of CPE credit (0.15 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-9999-16-232-H04-P.

To obtain 1.5 contact hours of CPE credit (0.15 CEUs) for completing "Disparities in Cancer Care: Take Action!" learners must complete the ASCO activity on their website (self-assessment and evaluation), and then log back into www.pharmacist.com and complete the attestation statement, evaluation questions, and CLAIM credit.  Participants will need to have a valid pharmacist.com username and password to claim credit.  Once your credit has been claimed, please visit CPE Monitor for your transcript.

Initial release date: December 12, 2016
Expiration date: December 12, 2019 - NO CREDIT GRANTED AFTER THIS DATE

Development

"Disparities in Cancer Care: Take Action!” is a continuing education activity for pharmacists developed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology and co-sponsored by the American Pharmacists Association. 

Support

This activity was supported by ASCO University and an Educational grant from the LIVESTRONG Foundation. No funds or in-kind contributions from commercial entities were used for support.

Faculty

Roger Anderson, PhD
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, VA

Marjorie Kagawa-Singer, PhD, RN, FAAN
UCLA School of Public Health
Los Angeles, CA

Gretchen Kimmick, MD, MS
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Course Planners

Smita Bhatia, MD, MPH
University of Alabama Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Lisa Newman, MD, MPH, FACS
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Cheri Olson, MD
La Crosse Mayo Family Medicine Residency
La Crosse, WI

Sandra Underwood, RN, PhD, FAAN
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

Disclosures

Dr. Roger Anderson, PhD, declares that he has served as a consultant/advisory role with Bayer Pharmaceuticals.

Dr. Gretchen Kimmick MD, MS, declares that she has received research funding from Roche, Genentech, Abraxis BioScience, Bristol Myers-Squibb, Puma Biotechnology, Wyeth, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson.

Dr. Cheri Olson, MD, declares that she has received research funding from Pfizer. 

All other faculty declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria.

ASCO’s and APhA’s education staff declares no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. For complete APhA staff disclosures, please see the Education and Accreditation Information section at www.pharmacist.com/apha-disclosures.

Activity Fee

There is no fee associated with this activity.

System Requirements

Computer and Internet access is required to complete this activity.  Please visit our website to view the System Requirements to have a positive learning experience.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-9999-16-202-H04-P 0.15 CEUs December 12, 2016 - December 12, 2019