SHARE will draw attention to health disparities

SHARE has brought together a group of the biggest voices to address one of the issues that has the most impact on our communities: health disparities.

These voices of patients, medical professionals, pharmaceutical companies, government agencies, and advocacy organizations will be heard by our community at “Getting Our Fair SHARE: Ending Health Disparities Conference 2022,” presented by SHARE, to be held this Friday June 24 from 10 am

The keynote speaker will be Stacey Abrams, political leader, voting rights activist, and author.

The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Aletha Maybank, Director of Health Equity at the American Medical Association, and the theme will be ‘The Relationship Between Trust and Health Outcomes’.

Noting that one of the greatest barriers to improving cancer prevention, detection, and treatment in historically underserved communities is a lack of trust in physicians, organizations, and information sources in these communities, Dr. Maybank will explain the relationship and impact between trust and the medical community by proposing how to improve accessibility in treatment and information exchanges.

A panel consisting of Dr. Melissa Davis, scientific director of the International Center for the Study of Breast Cancer Subtypes at Weill Cornell Medicine; Shonta Chambers of the Patient Advocate Foundation and the Rev. Dr. Tawana Angela Davis, Co-Founder and Senior COO of Soul 2 Soul Sisters and Carrie’s TOUCH, and moderated by Harvard medical student Shawn Johnson, will talk about how history of medical research affects the confidence of Black/African American women.

“Providing accessible information and culturally relevant care for Latina women” will be the theme of the panel made up of Dr. Ana I. Tergas, gynecological surgeon at the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center; Sara Carbajal-Salisbury, Health Program Director, Alliance Community Services; Dr. Mabel Mardones, a breast oncologist and hematologist at Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers, moderated by survivor and founder of ArmorUp for LIFE Loriana Hernandez-Aldama.

There will also be lectures on “Recognizing and Overcoming Gender Bias Facing White Women” and “The Role of Storytelling in Greater Engagement with AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) Women”.

To participate in the conference, register at https://tinyurl.com/3xhccwf4.

Source-eldiariony.com