Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Mental Health, Acculturation, and Cancer Screening among Hispanics

Wednesday, June 2
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Massachusetts General Hospital
Trustees Conference Room (Bulfinch 225A)

Please join the Disparities Solutions Center (DSC) at MGH for our next Keeping Current Seminar as we focus on mental health, acculturation, and cancer screening among Hispanics. Hispanics are the fastest growing minority in the United States.  In this community, cancer is the leading cause of death.  High rates of anxiety and depression, due in part to the acculturation process, can affect the likelihood of cancer screening.

In this seminar, Lina Pabon-Nau, MD, MPH, the current Aetna Foundation Health Care Disparities Fellow with the Disparities Solutions Center, will discuss her current work looking at anxiety and depression and how they affect cancer screening in Hispanics of different levels of acculturation.  A question and answer period for the audience will follow the presentation.  The Keeping Current Seminar Series, which was launched in 2006, features informative presentations from experts in the field on health disparities; context, perspectives, and opinions from key health care stakeholders; and opportunity for discussion for all participants and attendees.

This event is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be served. RSVP to DisparitiesSolutions@partners.org and indicate the event name.

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