AACE Engagement Lounges
AACE Engagement Lounges are Zoom Meetings focusing on topics
relevant to the work of our members. This Engagement Lounge will be open to all
who might have an interest, not simply AACE members. Our Zoom account is limited to 100 participants,
but we will also be livestreaming this discussion to our Facebook page for those
who cannot access the Zoom meeting.
The AACE Membership Committee is pleased to announce the next event in the AACE Engagement Lounge series!
within Diverse Communities
Thursday, 28 October 2021
3:00 to 4:30 PM EDT
Register for the Engagement Lounge
- We will share experiences in
delivering cancer education to underserved cultural and minority groups through
community-led and community-based initiatives (and we invite attendees to share their experiences as well!).
- Our lounge will focus on the
design and delivery of culturally competent education/healthcare services to diverse population groups.
- Our speakers will draw lessons
from their experiences working with Alaska Native, Appalachian, Amish and Mennonite, Latinx, and LGBTQ+ communities.
This Engagement Lounge will be moderated by the Membership Committee and will feature
a conversation with Dr. Katie Cueva,
Assistant Professor of Health Policy at the Institute of Social and Economic Research
at the University of Alaska Anchorage, and Dr. Melissa Thomas,
Assistant Professor in the Department
of Primary Care at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Athens
Campus and Founding Director, Center for Appalachia Research in Cancer Education.
Both will share their experiences with community-led and community-based participatory
action research (CBPAR) initiatives in delivering cancer education to diverse population groups.
Dr. Katie Cueva is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy at the University of
Alaska Anchorage and affiliate faculty with the Johns Hopkins Center for American
Indian Health. She was born and raised in Alaska and received her Master of Public
Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and her Doctor
of Science from the Harvard School of Public Health. Her research interests include
social determinants of health in the circumpolar north, culturally appropriate
health promotion and healthcare delivery, community based participatory action
research, and health equity. Her work has included regional, state, and circumpolar
projects informing policies on COVID-19, assisting Indigenous programs and organizations
with evaluation, ongoing circumpolar collaboration as a Fulbright Arctic Initiative
fellow, and working to develop, implement, and evaluate cancer education with
rural Alaska Native communities. She currently serves on the Board of the Alaska
Public Health Association and is Alaska's representative on the governing
council of the American Public Health Association. She also serves on the Executive
Council of both the American Association for Cancer Education and of the American
Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian caucus of the American Public Health Association.
Melissa Thomas, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Primary Care
at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Athens
campus. Her career has always centered on addressing the health needs of communities
by designing, implementing and evaluating community-led health education and promotion
initiatives, especially in the area of cancer health disparities. Her true research
passion centers on her efforts to address the burden of disease in rural and Appalachia
Ohio, where she was born and still lives, and she established a community-led
nonprofit organization, called the Center for Appalachia Research in Cancer Education
(CARE), to provide a framework to guide her research initiatives. A certified
CHW herself, she has successfully trained and continues to hire Amish and Mennonite
CHWs throughout Ohio who serve as direct links to the communities they serve.
In her former role as Founding Director of the Office of Health Equity at one
of the largest healthcare providers in the state, she led several studies testing
the effectiveness of culturally competent cancer education and healthcare services
among Appalachian, Lesbian, Latinx, African-American, Amish and Mennonite communities.
She serves as Past-Chair of the Appalachia Translational Research Network and
Member-at-Large on the Executive Council of the American Association for Cancer Education.
All attendees will be involved in asking or responding to
questions, but we will set a few basic rules such as requesting the majority of
participants stay muted until they raise their hand to speak and using the chat
function. AACE staff members will be present to make sure all technical needs
are addressed and the event runs smoothly. AACE will also be using Otter, a service
that provides live AI-generated closed captioning for Zoom meetings.
We look forward to seeing you on 28 October 2021. Please send
your topics for discussion and any questions you have about the event to email@example.com
Register for the Engagement Lounge
Past Lounge Recordings
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Choosing and Using Standardized Measures to Evaluate Your Education Program - Tuesday, 29 June 2021 (recording for members-only)
How in the World Do I Measure a Partnership? - Wednesday, 28 April 2021 (recording for members-only)
Cancer and COVID-19: Community Outreach & Engagement - Wednesday, 10 February 2021 (recording for members-only)
NCI-funded Summer Programs: Developing Tools and Sharing Best Practice for Virtual Programming - Thursday, 11 November 2020 (recording for members-only)
Tools and Activities for Interactive/Applied Learning at a Distance - Thursday, 6 August 2020 (recording for members-only)
Using Cancer Education to Address Social Determinants of Health in the Era of COVID-19 - Thursday, 14 May 2020
Cosponsored by the Emory University Urban Health Initiative. Articles shared and/or referenced during the discussion included:
- Braithwaite R, Warren R. 27 April 2020. The African American Petri Dish. Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved, awaiting publication.
- Page KR, Venkataramani M, Beyrer C, Polk S. 27 March 2020. Undocumented U.S. Immigrants and Covid-19. New England Journal of Medicine, 382:e62.
- Chowkwanyun M, Reed AL. 6 May 2020. Racial Health Disparities and Covid-19 - Caution and Context. New England Journal of Medicine, online.
- Issaka RB, Somsouk M. 13 May 2020. Colorectal Cancer Screening and Prevention in the COVID-19 Era. Journal of the American Medical Association, online.
NCI-Funded Summer Programs During COVID-19 - Thursday, 16 April 2020 (recording for members-only)
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