DATE RECORDED: June 12, 2012
PRESENTED BY: Jennie McLaurin, MD, MPH, Specialist, Child & Migrant Health, Bioethics at Migrant Clinicians Network
The Moving Against Cancer webinar will present health care providers with current recommendations on cancer screening, diagnosis, and referral in the primary care setting, with a focus on underserved Hispanics. The training provides unique and valuable information on cultural issues in cancer care, best practices, identification of culturally appropriate resources, and networks such as Ventanillas de Salud and MCN’s Health Network. Resources and educational materials will be presented that are adapted to the special needs of the Hispanic mobile poor.
SPONSORED BY: Migrant Clinicians Network
- Participants will receive current health disparity data on common cancers.
- Participants will receive screening and diagnostic protocols endorsed by the American Cancer Society for skin, oral, breast, cervical, colorectal, and prostate cancers.
- Participants will receive skills training in motivational interviewing techniques, including the use of confidence and importance scales.
- Participants will have access to culturally appropriate patient education materials related to common cancers.
- Participants will be able to describe at least four cultural factors that influence patient readiness for cancer screening, detection, and follow-up.
- Participants will know how to access the MCN Health Network patient navigation system for mobile poor patients.
- Participants will be aware of the Ventanillas de Salud (VdS) program, their local VdS site, and opportunities for collaboration.
Jennie McLaurin, MD, MPH, Specialist, Child & Migrant Health, Bioethics at Migrant Clinicians Network
Dr. Jennie McLaurin has thirty years of experience in working with migrant farmworker populations, starting as an outreach worker in 1982. She is a pediatrician with a degree in maternal and child health, and has worked at the local, state, and national level on developing programs, policies, and publications for migration health, cultural proficiency, child health, and bioethics. Her past experience includes work as an outreach worker, clinician, medical director, faculty member and consultant. She has assisted MCN with a Centers for Disease Control sponsored initiative to improve immunization coverage to migrant families, served as a faculty member for the HRSA Health Disparity Collaboratives, and lectured widely on a number of clinical topics. She provides graduate education in the fields of bioethics and migration health to a number of university programs.
Dr. McLaurin received a BS in chemistry from Salem College, an MD from Wake Forest University, an MPH in maternal and child health from UNC-Chapel Hill, and an MCS with a bioethics thesis from Regent College graduate school in Vancouver, BC Canada.
Work experience also includes several months in southern India and short assignments in the Dominican Republic.
When not at work, Dr. McLaurin likes to spend time with her family, especially if it means being outside in the Pacific Northwest.
Jillian Hopewell, MPA, MA, Director of Education and Professional Development
(p) 530.345.4806 (e) jhopewell@@migrantclinician.org