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Achieving The Bold Goal – Closing the Gap in Breast Cancer Disparities

April 18, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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If you’re black and have been diagnosed with breast cancer, the odds of survival are stacked against you. Not because of the diagnosis. In fact, fewer black women are diagnosed with breast cancer as opposed to white women, but the mortality rate among black women is substantially higher. And while this disparity is not a new phenomenon, efforts to achieve better outcomes, eliminate the disparity gap, and achieve health equity among communities of color and the underserved is a bold goal that is being aggressively pursued.

To address this issue, the UC Berkley School of Public Health Graduate School of Health Policy and Management, and Circle of Promise are partnering to host a community forum featuring two young multi–ethnic group scientists from the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley, who have conducted compelling research on breast cancer disparity issuesthat they will present at a community forum entitled “Achieving The Bold Goal” on Wednesday, April 18, from 8am – 12pm in the James Moore Theater at the Oakland Museum, located at100 Oak Street in Oakland. The program includes notable keynote speakers covering achieving health equity for African American women as it relates to breast cancer, the quality of breast cancer care among women of color and how the health system contributes to those disparities, a comparison of how African American and other women of color fare on specific quality metrics; in particular the timeliness and effectiveness of breast cancer care,  and the impact of social determinants of health on the quality of life among a racially and ethnically diverse sample of breast cancer survivors.

In addition, panelists will identify and discuss strategies the address these issues and how these strategies can be translated into action at the local level. Featured panelist include

  • Veronica Robinson, the great granddaughter of Henrietta Lacks
  • Rhonda Smith, Founder and CEO, Breast Cancer Partner
  • Shyrea Thompson, Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives – African American Healthy Equity Initiative, Susan G. Komen
  • Kim Rhoads, MDMS, MPH, UCSF Hellen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Amal Khoury, MD, MPH, Breast Cancer Surgeon, Associate Physician Diplomat, UCSF School of Medicine Breast Oncology Program
  • Mahasin Mujahid, MS, PHD, FAHA Chancellor’s Professor of Public Health, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Director Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Master of Public Health Program Co-Director, University of California, Berkeley
  • Delores Moorehead, Multicultural Client Services Manager, Women’s Cancer Resource Center; ZHONNET HARPER, Breast Cancer Patient Care Navigator, Highland Hospital and Vice Chairman – Alameda County Department of Public Health Commission

Barbara Rodgers, Mistress of Ceremonies and Moderator



April 18, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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James Moore Theater (Oakland Museum)
100 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94607 United States