Webinar Series: Let’s Address Health Equity Together

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Health equity is where everyone has a fair, just opportunity to be healthier.

How can we reach this ideal, especially as Latinos face health disparities rooted in systemic inequities in income, health care, food, housing, and discrimination?

You’re invited to a new webinar series, “Let’s Address Health Equity Together,” a collaboration of the Salud America! program at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio, the Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio, and Genentech.

Six webinars are set for the next year:

  • 12/14/21: How to Encourage Latinos to Participate in Clinical Trials
  • 2/9/22: Targeting Social Needs in Efforts to Prevent and Reduce Cancer
  • 4/27/22: Overcoming Implicit Bias in the Doctor’s Office and Research Studies
  • 6/9/22: Men, Why Should You Get Screened for Cancer?
  • 8/10/22: Why Should I Think about Joining a Clinical Trial?
  • 10/4/22: Ladies, Why Should You Get Screened for Cancer?

“These webinars will help healthcare professionals and the public understand and take action for health equity in South Texas and beyond, especially for Latinos,” said Dr. Amelie Ramirez, leader of Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio.

Webinar 12/14/21: How to Encourage Latinos to Participate in Clinical Trials

Latinos represent 18.5% of the U.S. population, but are far less than 10% of those in federal cancer and drug studies.

This makes it hard for researchers to create treatments that work best for Latinos.

To address this issue, this webinar will help health care professionals understand the lack of Latino participation in clinical trials and explore strategies and system-changing advocacy actions to improve Latino enrollment in clinical trials.

Panelists Dr. Patricia Chalela, a Latino cancer researcher at UT Health San Antonio, Dr. Marcela Mazo Canola, a physician at the Mays Cancer Center, and Jeraldine Ortiz, a breast cancer survivor and clinical trial participant, will partake in a discussion moderated by Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez, director of Salud America! and the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio.

Register now!

Webinar 2/9/22: Targeting Social Needs in Efforts to Prevent and Reduce Cancer

This webinar will help health care professionals explore the alarming social needs experienced by their patients and research cohorts in the South Texas community.

Social needs include access to health care, insurance, immigration status, affordable housing, transportation, education, as well as cultural and linguistic barriers.

Webinar panelists also will share how health care leaders can participate in advocacy for policy and system changes that address these health inequities and social needs, beyond providing more sensitive care and/or research.

4/27/22 Webinar: Overcoming Implicit Bias in the Doctor’s Office and Research Studies

Doctors often have subconscious preferences for white patients over those of color.

This is implicit bias.

These biases — stereotypes that affect our understanding and decisions about others beyond our conscious control — lead to discrimination and health disparities.

This webinar will feature guest speakers to help health care professionals understand implicit bias, “rewire” it toward compassion for patients and research participants of color, and engage local leaders in implementing implicit bias training on a greater scale.

6/9/22 Webinar: Men, Why Should You Get Screened for Cancer?

Latino men in South Texas have lower cancer screening rates than their peers in the rest of Texas and nation.

This webinar will explore the cultural and other barriers to screening, demystify the screening tests, and share testimonials of Latinos who have gotten screened.

8/10/22 Webinar: Why Should I Think about Joining a Clinical Trial?

This webinar will define clinical trials, break down the clinical trial process, explore clinical trials as treatment options, and share testimonials of real Latinos who have been through and benefited from clinical trials at the Mays Cancer Center.

We will also address the social determinants of health that prevent joining a clinical trial, from language to immigration status, and how to address those barriers through system changes. 

10/4/22 Webinar: Ladies, Why Should You Get Screened for Cancer?

Latino women in South Texas have lower cancer screening rates than their peers in the rest of Texas and nation.

This webinar will explore the cultural and other barriers to screening, demystify the screening tests, and share testimonials of Latinos who have gotten screened.

Behind the Webinar Series

The “Let’s Address Health Equity Together” webinar series is a collaboration of the Salud America! program at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio, the Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio, and Genentech.

Salud America! is a national Latino-focused organization that creates culturally relevant and research-based stories, videos, and tools to inspire people to start and support healthy changes to policies, systems, and environments where Latino children and families can equitably live, learn, work, and play.

The Mays Cancer Center, also known as the UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, has a mission to decrease the burden of cancer in San Antonio, South Texas and beyond. We bring South Texas a level of exceptional care that is comparable with the nation’s most respected programs. More patients put their trust in our program because we have a unique understanding of our community’s cancer care needs. We excel in delivering advanced therapies.

Founded more than 40 years ago as the first biotechnology company, Genentech is dedicated to the rigorous pursuit of science and the development and delivery of life-changing medicines for people facing serious diseases. Headquartered in South San Francisco, California and a proud member of the Roche Group, our community is united by a common purpose and sense of urgency to transform the future of healthcare. Learn more at gene.com.

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