Date: Oct. 10, 2017
Time: 12:00-1:00PM
Location: CE 406

MHHS Presents:

Katherine J. Head, PhD- "The Puzzling Problem of  Cervical Cancer Prevention: Health Communication  Challenges and Opportunities"

With a variety of tools including the HPV vaccination, Pap testing, and HPV testing, cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers in the Western world. Despite this, many women in the U.S., particularly those from more vulnerable populations, are still diagnosed with and die from this disease. Public health and health communication practitioners  have long recognized the importance of social and behavioral science to drive adoption of preventative health behaviors like the ones available for  cervical cancer, including mass media campaigns to educate the public, community-based health promotion programs, and clinical interventions to improve patient-provider communication. This talk will highlight how the medical community and health communication specialists must work hand-in-hand to tackle the problem of cervical cancer.
Learning Outcomes:
1.    List the major tools used in cervical cancer prevention and screening in the United States
2.    Articulate the significant social and behavioral barriers to adopting these preventative health behaviors for women, especially those from vulnerable populations.
3.    Identify the contributions from the field of health communication for increasing cervical cancer prevention and screening.

Parking Information: 

For seminars held in the IUPUI Campus Center: park in the Vermont Street parking garage, 1004 W. Vermont St., next to the IUPUI Campus Center.

For seminars held in the Van Nuys Medical Science Building: park in the University Hospital parking garage, 600 University Blvd., and walk west on Walnut Street to reach the Medical Science building.

For seminars held in the Riley Outpatient Center Auditorium: park in the Riley Outpatient parking garage, 575 West Dr.

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