SESRCD sponsors professional development training workshops

The workshops will help community-based cancer professionals utilize evidence-based strategies to improve cancer-related care in socioeconomically disadvantaged populations

The Socioeconomic Status Related Cancer Disparities Program, housed in the Office on Socioeconomic Status, is conducting Professional Development Training Research (PDTR) upcoming workshops in three major metropolitan U.S. cities. The PDTR workshops are designed to strengthen the capacity of community-based cancer organizations and professionals to utilize evidence-based strategies to improve cancer-related care in socioeconomic disadvantaged populations. Registration is limited to 30 participants and only two professionals may attend from each organization.

In collaboration with the North Carolina Division of Public Health, SESRCD conducted a PDTR workshop March 28 at the North Carolina Division of Public Health in Raleigh, NC to a sold-out cohort of 30 participants from community-based cancer organizations in North Carolina. The interest generated for this event has been tremendous, and SESRCD is considering hosting a second workshop in the Fall.

Upcoming Workshops

Boston, MA: Marking April as National Minority Health Month and in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Health, the Boston Public Health Commission, and the Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, SESRCD is conducting a PDTR workshop April 21 at the Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center in Boston, MA for community-based cancer organizations in the Boston metro area. Public health officials expect this workshop to fill quickly, so interested parties are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

Baltimore, MD: In collaboration with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, SESRCD is conducting a PDTR workshop April 26 at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in Baltimore, MD to a sold-out cohort of 30 participants from community-based cancer organizations in MD. Interest was so great for this workshop that a second Baltimore-based SESRD PDTR workshop has been scheduled for May 17. Registration is closed for the April 26 workshop, but space is available for the May 17 workshop.