SelfMade Health Network: Examining the Intersection of Cancer Disparities Among Populations with Low Socioeconomic Status Characteristics


As a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Consortium of National Networks [Networking2Save] with a shared focus on health equity, cancer, and tobacco-related disparities; specifically among populations with low socioeconomic status (SES) characteristics, we are happy to announce a Save-The-Date for the next upcoming webinar on June 7, 2023 (Wednesday).

SelfMade Health Network (SMHN) Webinar:

Examining the Intersection of Cancer Disparities Among Populations with Low Socioeconomic Status Characteristics

Steven J. Atlas, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director, Practice-Based Research & Quality Improvement [Division of General Internal Medicine]

JC Chen, MD
General Surgery Resident
Ohio State University-College of Medicine

Continuing education credits for this activity are pending. Please stay tuned for the final announcement with details.

This webinar is designed to:

  1. Define intersectionality (involving low socioeconomic status) from a health equity perspective and its association to cancer disparities outcomes along the cancer control continuum (screening, early detection, treatment, and survivorship)
  2. Describe examples of primary care practitioners’ perceptions in the role of conducting follow-up of abnormal cancer screening results and the important role of the multi-disciplinary team.
  3. Describe interventions to address multi-level barriers associated with follow-up of abnormal cancer screenings.
  4. Provide examples of strategies and best/promising practices that healthcare providers, health systems and public health professionals can adopt to reduce cancer disparities.
  5. Describe how applying an intersectionality lens (from a health equity perspective) can be utilized to improve cancer outcomes including those associated with community-clinical linkages and social determinants of health (SDoH).

This webinar will also align on some of the national priorities reflected in the 2022 Cancer Moonshot Fact Sheet:

  • To diagnose cancer sooner —Today, we know cancer as a disease we often diagnose too late. We must increase access to existing ways to screen for cancer, and support patients through the process of diagnosis.
  • To address inequities (cancer disparities) —Today, we know cancer as a disease for which there are stark inequities in access to cancer screening, diagnostics and treatment across race, gender, region, and resources.

We are delighted to share additional updates (including registration information) over the next few weeks. In the interim, you’re welcome to share this wonderful announcement with colleagues, partners, grantees, and other stakeholders.

Access to all SelfMade Health Network (SMHN) webinars are available via an On-Demand feature, as a result webinars can be viewed at your own pace and as many times as desired. Upon completion of the general webinar registration field, the webinar link will automatically direct you to the respective webinar. All previous SelfMade Health Network (SMHN) webinars can be accessed on our website at: (Featured Resources) or


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