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Topics Covered

  • Disproportionate Burden of COVID & Cancer on People of Color
  • Social Determinants of Health, Including Languages Spoken & Health Literacy
  • Influence of the Local & Regional Environment in Which You Live on Your Access to Oncology Care
  • Effect of COVID on Health Care Systems
  • How Race May Impact Your Access to Cancer Treatment, Management of Treatment Side Effects & Pain Management
  • How to Find the Right Cancer Care Team for You
  • Access to Cancer Treatment in the LGBTQI+ Community
  • Costs of Housing & Cancer Treatment
  • Food & Pharmacy Deserts
  • Food Insecurity: Tips to Increase Your Access to Health Promoting Nutrition
  • Work Commitments & Transportation to Treatment
  • Your Rights Under the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) & Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • How Telehealth May Help You with Greater Health Equity
  • Practical Tips to Cope with Health Care Disparities: Valuing Your Identity
  • Guidelines for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, Including Technology, Prepared List of Questions, Trusted Family/Friend to Join the Appointment, Quality-of-Life Concerns & Discussion of OpenNotes
  • Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts


Kelly Haviland, PhD, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, TGNB-C

Advanced Practice Provider Manager, Professional Development, Advanced Practice Providers, LGBTQI+ Clinical Consultant, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Maria Chi, DSW, MSW

Clinical Oncology Social Worker, Author & Researcher, Health Care Disparities, Social Determinants of Health, Psychosocial Oncology & Financial Toxicity


Sara Grisales Jaramillo, MSW

Insights Program Coordinator, CancerCare


Carolyn Messner, DSW, BCD, FAPOS, FAOSW

Senior Director of Education and Training, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on June 17, 2024.

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The information presented in this workshop is provided for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are aware of your specific situation. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual health care provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your cancer and your treatment.

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