Thursday, February 11, 2010

American Cancer Society Teleconference

When: Friday, Feb. 12, 2010 at 2:00 pm Eastern
Where: Log in here on Friday
Dial-in: 1-877-228-3600; passcode 420215

The American Cancer Society invites you to join a special conference call with Dr. Otis Brawley, Chief Medical Officer at the American Cancer Society and Linda Blount, National Vice President, Health Disparities. They are hosting a discussion on one of the health community’s most pressing issues – health equity in America – and we need your help to build the audience.

We’ll be holding the call for bloggers and other interested social media activists to discuss the impact of health disparities on our society and how we as social media activists can work together to improve the health outcomes of people living in underserved communities.

Health equity is a serious issue -- the facts don’t lie. Hispanic women have twice the mortality rate for cervical cancer as white women; uninsured patients are 1.5 times more likely to die of their colorectal cancer as privately insured patients; poor women will be diagnosed with late stage breast cancer twice as often as upper income women; and, a recent study showed that a significant number of Korean American women are not familiar with the Pap test. These are serious issues, and you need to know all the facts in order to act.

We want to give you the latest info, answer your questions, and give you the tools to go out into your community and empower others to save lives too. Please let me know if you can attend this call, and if you have suggestions of people who might be interested in attending- I know you have powerful networks! We want a big crowd for this call so that we can garner as much attention as possible to help raise awareness of the importance of building health equity.

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