Addressing Social Risks in Cancer Care Delivery Webinar Series

Addressing Social Risks in Cancer Care Delivery

Webinar Series 2022-2023

This quarterly webinar series builds on the Addressing Social Risks in Cancer Care Delivery WorkshopExternal Web Site Policy and explores important research topics related to improving equity in the delivery of cancer care for diverse cancer populations and communities. Webinar presentations and discussions will highlight innovative research approaches for social risk screening in cancer care delivery settings, interventions that inform clinical care for cancer patients and survivors experiencing social risks, models for connecting cancer patients and/or caregivers with social care resources, and creating clinical-community partnerships to increase availability and accessibility of social care resources.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how social risks impact cancer care delivery and outcomes
  • Identify research opportunities to improve outcomes of cancer patients and survivors experiencing social risks and social needs
  • Identify promising approaches for addressing social risks in cancer care delivery

Audience

This Webinar Series is intended for clinicians, researchers, community and health care leaders, cancer patients, survivors, and advocates.

Upcoming Webinars

Date Title
December 1, 2022
3:00 pm
Addressing Social Risk in Cancer Care Delivery: A Survey of Diverse Cancer Settings

The NCI’s Healthcare Delivery Research Program (HDRP) implemented a survey to NCI-designated Cancer CentersExternal Web Site Policy and NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP)External Web Site Policy Community Sites across the U.S. centered on addressing social risk within cancer care delivery settings. The survey assessed the extent to which these cancer care delivery systems are integrating social care into routine clinical practice and/or research. This presentation will highlight key survey findings and opportunities for improving cancer care delivery for populations in need. Invited speakers will also highlight example models, strategies, and challenges encountered as they have worked to integrate social and clinical care within NCI-designated Cancer Centers and NCORP sites.

Coming in 2023
3:00 pm
A Decade of Social Risk Research in Cancer: A systematic review of the literature on food insecurity, housing instability, and transportation barriers among cancer patients and survivors

This presentation will summarize the current scope of observational and interventional research focused on food insecurity, housing instability, and transportation barriers experienced by cancer patients and survivors. Presenters will also describe key research gaps and opportunities for promoting research across the National Academies of Science Engineering and Medicine’s Five Activities (Awareness, Adjustment, Assistance, Alignment, and Advocacy)External Web Site Policy for strengthening social and clinical care integration.

Archived Webinars

Date Title
May 25, 2022
3:00 pm
Addressing Social Risks in Cancer Care Delivery: A Workshop Summary

In October 2021, the NCI’s Healthcare Delivery Research Program hosted a three-day workshop to discuss challenges and opportunities for conducting social risk research in diverse cancer care delivery settings. In this session, presenters summarize workshop content, discussions, and key recommendations for research. Invited speakers also highlight NIH funding opportunities for research aiming to address social determinants of health and reduce health disparities.

Presenters

Brenda A. Adjei, Ed.D., M.P.A.
Program Director
Healthcare Delivery Research Program
National Cancer Institute
Email: brenda.adjei@nih.gov

Janeth Sanchez, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Program Director
Healthcare Delivery Research Program
National Cancer Institute
Email: janeth.sanchez@nih.gov

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June 29, 2022;
July 29, 2022;
August 8, 2022
NCI Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR): Software to Address SDOH in Oncology Practices (Three-Part Series)

There is a need for information technology (IT) that integrates social and cancer care in a manner that reduces the burden on patients, clinicians, and organizations. Well-designed IT can assist the clinical team(s) to comprehensively address social risks in their cancer patient populations.

In this three-part mini-series, recipients of the NCI’s Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Topic 423External Web Site Policy contracts will describe the development and evaluation of software to address social risks and needs in oncology practices, barriers and facilitators to the development and integration of IT, and lessons learned.

NCI Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR): Software to Address SDOH in Oncology Practices (Three-Part Series)

(S)hameful, (D)epressed, (H)opeless – Did someone just say SDH?
June 29, 2022
2:00pm ET

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Pistevo DecisionExternal Web Site Policy is creating an IT tool to collect community and patient-level data on social determinants of health (SDH) within oncology practices. This tool will assist providers in identifying and delivering more appropriate cancer diagnostics and treatments – all in hopes of making SDH a Satisfied, Doable, Honorable tool to help those who are in need.

Speakers:

  • Cupid Chan
    Chief Executive Officer

Screening for Social Determinants of Health and Interventions to Improve Outcomes in Cancer
July 29, 2022
2:00pm ET

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PiecesExternal Web Site Policy has partnered with NCORP Cancer Centers to develop a workflow and tools to identify patients with social determinants of health (SDoH) needs. The Pieces ConnectExternal Web Site Policy software will assess and integrate a positive screening, enable closed-loop referral generation and access to a community based organization on a single platform.

Speakers:

  • Nic deVoogd
    Director of Account Management
  • Lehanne Doyle
    Vice-President Client Success
  • Candice Garner
    Director of Implementation
  • Gina Garinger
    Client Success Implementation Manager

Connecting individuals with cancer to needed social and community services
August 8, 2022
3:00pm ET

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XanthosHealth System’s aims to design, develop, and pilot a novel electronic health record (EHR)-enabled mobile health IT to identify SDoH among individuals diagnosed with cancer. The technology will integrate SDoH data with an intelligent community referral system to match patient needs and connect them to social support services and community-based organizations.

Speakers:

  • David Haynes
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Helen Parsons
    Associate Professor, University of Minnesota
Last Updated: 02 Sep, 2022